The 2017 Forrest Ray 5K

Congratulations to all those who completed the 12th annual Forrest Ray 5K on Saturday!

The 5K

Congratulations to the winners at the 12th annual Forrest Ray 5k! The Overall Male winner was Colin Barth; Overall Female was Margaret Kelly, and Layton Creech won the High School Cup for Wilson Hall.


The Man Behind the Annual Forrest Ray 5K

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Forrest Arthur Ray was a beloved husband, family man, teacher, musician and tireless library supporter. He originated the idea of a 5k to help raise money to expand and renovate the Downtown and Wesmark branches of the Sumter County Library System. Forrest passed away after the first 5k held in 2006, and the event was named in his memory and honor in appreciation for his work on behalf of the Sumter County Library and its mission to serve all members of the community.


Be A Sponsor

For $250.00 you can sponsor this year's Forrest Ray 5K. In addition, your company's logo will be featured on every T-shirt given to our participating 5K runners and walkers. For a sponsor agreement, please click here.


This Year's Sponsors


This Year's Donors