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 https://www.cbury.org/give.

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.