Forrest Spence 5k

Race Information (afterwards)

Thank you for your participation of the 11th annual Forrest Spence 5K. It was a wonderful success and we are grateful for your support in making it possible! 

August 25th was a beautiful day in Memphis. Volunteers arrived to start setting up in the early morning hours, and by sunrise Memphis Botanic Garden was ready for our 1608 participants to have a great time. In the end, over $135,000 was raised to benefit hurting families in our community! We so appreciate the generosity and commitment of our sponsors and 100 race volunteers… your support makes the mission of the Forrest Spence Fund a reality.

Once again, we are excited to hear feedback that families count on and look forward to this child-friendly event every August. The same people come back year after year, and encourage their friends, family and co-workers to attend as well, contributing to the steady growth we see annually in numbers. Our goal is to grow the 5K each year and always look ahead for innovations to keep it a priority for so many. For the fifth year in a row Christ Methodist Day School was given the top honor of largest team with 229 participants and largest fundraising team went to Team Lucy Williford. 

Ghost runner shirts, results, pictures, and awards

If you live in the Memphis area and you are a ghost runner or a participant who didn't already pick up your shirt than your shirt will be at the Forrest Spence Fund office.

3092 Poplar Avenue, Suite 15
Memphis, TN 38111
(same shopping center as La Baguette and Pier 1 Imports)
Hours are M, Tues, and Thurs. 8:30-4:30 and Wed 10-5:30.

Please pick your shirts up before September 28th.  If you are an out of town ghost runner than your shirts will be mailed to you after September 10th.  

If you placed and didn't pick up your award than they are also at the FSF office and will be there until September 28th.

Click here

Largest Teams:

  1. Christ Methodist Day School – 229 participants
  2. Woodland Presbyterian School - 89 participants
  3. Kids Run365 – 72 participants
  4. Le Bonheur PICU – 57 participants
  5. Henry's Heroes - 33 participants

Highest Fundraising Teams:

  1. Lucy Williford - $1,160

We have uploaded pictures from our professional photographers, Duy and Alden, from this year’s event.  Please visit our Facebook page to view them by clicking here.   

11th Annual Sponsors

Thank you to our wonderful Sponsors!  

5k 2018 Sponsors:

Hobson Realtors 

Campbell Clinic
Edge Motor Museum
The Chris Galjour Family
Key Biologics

The Center for Orthotics & Prosthetics
Harris Madden & Powell
Jim Keras Automotive
Pediatric Emergency Specialists
SouthernSun Asset Management

The Colton Cockrum Family
ECS - Evangelical Christian School
Memphis Children's Clinic
Memphis Dermatology Clinic
Memphis Radiological P.C.
Pediatric Dental Group
Reynold's Bone & Griesbeck, PLC
Smith Kids
TAG Truck Center
Walnut Grove Animal Clinic
Umansky Automotive Group

The Kyle and Courtney Allen Family
American National
Christ Methodist Day School
East Memphis Pet Hospital
Empire Express Inc. 
Engbretson Center for Women 
Fleet Feet Sports
Grace and James Kids
Grinder, Taber & Grinder, Inc. 
IMC Companies 
Invisible Fence of Memphis
Landmark Community Bank
Lexie Johnston, Coldwell Banker Collin - Maury Realtors
The Marston Group, PLC
Maximum Hospitality
Dr. and Mrs. Chris Meduri and Family
MidSouth Imaging
MOGA (Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association, P.C.)
Parker Rhett State Farm
The Sparrow Family
The Speelman Family
Stanley & Rainey, P.C.
Stauf USA
Upper Cumberland Ear, Nose, and Throat
The John Wittber Family

The Grady Coleman Family
Crown Trophy
Mr. and Mrs. John Dudas
Evolve Bank and Trust
First Tennessee Bank - Medical Private Banking
Gentleman Orthopedic Solutions
Lewis Thomason, Attorneys
Lockton Companies
Leah and Judson Williford
Woodland Presbyterian School

Interested in being a Sponsor

Interested in being a sponsor? Click here to download a packet and learn more. If you would like to sponsor than please fill out this form and email it back to brittany [at] forrestspencefund [dot] org