The 17th annual Run for Joe will be held Oct. 4 at Canterbury School on Aspetuck Avenue in New Milford.

The rain-or-shine event will raise funds for the Giuseppe Leto Scholarship Fund at the school.

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Leto, who was a member of Canterbury's class of 1997, died while on a conditioning hike at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C.

Participants may choose between a one-mile fun run or a 5K run/walk.

Registration will run from 12:30 to 1 p.m., with the walk/run to start at 1:30 p.m.

A reception will follow, either near the football field or, in case of rain, in the athletic center.

Last year, more than $6,000 was raised.

All runners are asked to make a donation to the scholarship fund; each will receive a T-shirt.

Donations should be made out to Canterbury School, with “Run for Joe” in the memo, and mailed to Canterbury School, c/o Joe Leto Scholarship Fun, 101 Aspetuck Ave., New Milford, CT 06776 or be made online at

Donors are asked to type “Run for Joe” in the comments box when making online donations.

For information or to volunteer to help, call Mimi Leto at 860-354-4038.