The 10th Annual
OD’s Memorial 5K Run/Walk took place on Sunday, September 22nd at Lynnfield High School. Despite the forecast for rain, over 300
people gathered at LHS to participate in this memorial event, honoring Johnny O’Donnell. The skies
cleared in time for the start of the event, lending to perfect weather
conditions for the runners and
Johnny “OD” was a graduate of Lynnfield High School’s class of 2003 and a dedicated three sport athlete, loved by all. A number of Johnny’s former classmates, teachers, friends and family members joined in the event to honor his memory. Strong support was received by both the LHS cross country track and girl’s volleyball teams. Proceeds from this event will directly benefit the John O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to graduating members of Lynnfield High School.
The overall winners of this year’s race were Lindsey O’Connell (Cambridge), winner in the female division (time 23:11)and Chris Soucy (Beveryl) in the male division (time 18:05.) Please find complete results posted on www.coolrunning.com.
The event was supported by a number of businesses from the Lynn and Lynnfield communities. Major sponsors included Sports Medicine North Orthopedic Surgery, Inc. , Cerqueira’s Construction, the Arakelian family, Frank Michael’s Hair Salon, Lynnfield/N. Reading Wrestling Team, Quality Graphics, Dunkin Donuts/Mello Family, Garrick-Santo Landscape Company, Monadnock Water, Joe and Gerard Festa, EDIC/Lynn, Lynn Auditorium and Road I.D.