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Josh Lee Memorial 5K Run

Sat October 12, 2024 Spartanburg, SC 29303 US Directions


5k Run

$12 9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after May 1, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


300 Hodge Dr
Spartanburg, SC US 29303


This event is in memory of our dear friend and Spartan Josh Lee.  Proceeds from the race will be given to the Josh Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund at USC Upstate. The Scholarship Fund was generously set up by Johnny & Laurie, Josh's parents and it directly benefits the USC Upstate Cross Country and Track & Field programs. We look forward to seeing you out there! For those that are not able to attend, please feel free to make a donation to this great cause.

Early Packet Pick Up- Friday Oct 6th 4pm-6pm at Hodge Building on USC Upstate's campus, 800 University Way, Spartanburg SC 29303  

Awards will be given to the following age groups for Male and Female

Top 3 overall 

14 Under













75 Over 

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To be announced this summer 


Pictures from 2023's race 

Remembering Josh Lee

For the family and friends who have been left to find a sense of peace following Josh Lee’s death, there are two pictures that have come to symbolize who Josh was and how he lived his life.

The image above was taken when Josh was with his teammates from USC Upstate on a track and field trip in NC. “Those outstretched arms say everything to me”, said Josh’s only sibling, Macy Lee Chadwick. “Josh was always ready with a hug, he always showed up with a smile, he knew that relationships mattered.”

And the picture featured on the cover of Laurie Lee’s book entitled, Just Finish the Race, “that picture,” said Laurie, “speaks to me in so many ways. With his face to the mountains and his arms lifted to the sky, Josh looks like he could take flight, like an angel. Josh seemed to understand that his purpose on this earth was to encourage and affirm others and he never lost sight of that.”

Laurie and Johnny Lee will tell you that living with grief has much to do with the mingling of letting go and holding on. In the spirit of doing both –  they offer the quotes and poems below to embolden your belief in the power of love and give wing to your hopes for a better world.


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