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2024 John Spencer River Run

A poster shows a blue river and yellow shoe design. The poster reads: John Kyle Spencer River Run 5k & Nature Walk

Update, Feb. 9. Open the Strava route here:

Please join us for the 8th Annual John Kyle Spencer Memorial 5K at 8 a.m., Feb. 10, 2024, which will start at the Odum School of Ecology.

This event honors the memory of our friend and colleague, John Spencer, a graduate student in the University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology and River Basin Center. John was an extraordinary individual loved for his humor, generosity, enthusiasm and kindness. John studied urban streams and was passionate about freshwater ecology, conservation and ecological restoration.

This year, we are welcoming virtual participants. Register by joining the JKS River Run on Strava. In-person participants will receive event updates through the app, and virtual participants can share their nature walks and runs the week of the event.

Support John Spencer Research Grants and Fellowships here:

With questions, contact event organizers or Carleisha Hanns,; Jasmine Longmire,; Carlos Vargas,; or Jonathan Parrish,