On Saturday, May 9 (06:00 AM ET start time), Pvt. Ashley Donovan (an active volunteer EMT and Secretary of the Board of Directors) will run the ~0.2 mi loop around our station at 5020 Battery Lane. The Rescue1UltraRun will last 24 hours, raising awareness of the importance of volunteer firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics in our emergency medical systems. This event also serves as a fundraiser for BCCRS and Feed the Fight, a local nonprofit coordinating meal deliveries to frontline medical and response workers in our area.
Please visit this Donation Page to support this effort!
Please note: this is a solo event–no other participants or spectators will be permitted on-site due to COVID-19 regulations. Thank you for your understanding. Please contact us for additional information regarding media opportunities.
Ashley Donovan is from Washington, D.C. and works for the American Chemical Society, where she manages professional development opportunities for chemistry faculty. Immediately after finishing a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry at Princeton University in 2014, Ashley and a friend completed a 4-month, 3,165-mile run across the United States. During the trans-America run, Ashley visited many volunteer fire stations, which ultimately led her to join the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad in the fall of 2015. Ashley is an active member of the Sunday Night Crew and has served on the BCCRS Board of Directors since 2018. Ashley is an ultramarathon trail runner and regularly competes in 50 and 100-mile races.