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2nd Annual Mary O’Donnell 5K Race to Cure ALS

2nd Annual Mary O’Donnell 5K Race to Cure ALS

Date(s) - 08/14/2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


2016 Race Flyer(1)

The 2nd Annual Mary O’Donnell 5K Race to Cure ALS will be held at Pine Banks Park in Melrose, MA on Sunday, August 14, 2016. Registration Fee is $30.

The race will be held in memory of Mary O’Donnell a loving wife and mother who lost her courageous four year battle to ALS on November 1, 2014. She was only 51 years old.

Mary Pomer O’Donnell was born in Boston on September 13, 1963, the sixth of twelve children of Frank A. Pomer and Margaret (Flatley) Pomer. Mary was raised in Belmont, MA graduating from Belmont High School in 1981. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from The College of The Holy Cross in 1985 and her Law Degree from Suffolk University in 1994. On June 9, 1990 she married Bill O’Donnell and they made their home in Melrose MA.

Mary was a homemaker who took great pride in taking care of her family. She was the devoted and loving mother to her five children, Tom, Jim, Matt, Luke and Maria. She enjoyed going to the beach, was a person who enjoyed the simpler things in life and never took anything for granted. She cherished the quiet times with her husband and enjoyed attending all the activities that her children were involved in whether it be school functions or sporting events.

Registration fee is $30 per person

REGISTER for the race here.

The Mary O’Donnell Race Committee will be at Marathon Sports in Melrose on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for the registered runners and walkers who wish to pick up their bib numbers.
You may register online until Saturday at noon, then on Sunday morning at the Race.
There will be an ice bucket challenge after the race – bring your own bucket!!!

If you would like to fundraise for the race, click here.

Check out last year’s photos.

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