RACINE — A 5K run/walk will be held this Friday in memory of the late John “JJ” Gray.
Gray, who was a student in the Southern High School Class of 2013, passed away as the result of a car accident nearly one year ago. Gray was a member of the football and track teams at Southern.
Funds raised through the event will go toward the John Gray Memorial Scholarship.
The 5K run/walk will be held at 9:45 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, at Star Mill Park in Racine. Registration will be held from 6-9:30 p.m. on the night of the race.
Kody Wolfe, who is helping to organize the event, said there are approximately 100 participants already registered to take part.
This is the first year for the run/walk, with plans to make it an annual event.
Wolfe said that the plan was to make the event one-of-a-kind, something that is being accomplished in several ways. A DJ will be on had for the event and glow sticks are bring handed out with the registration packets for the night run/walk.
A bake sale and refreshments will be available both before and after the race.