Registration for the Sixth Annual Fishcreek Raccoon Run is now open, and an Early Bird Discount will be available through Jan. 31. The Raccoon Run will take place on April 30, and will consist of a 5K and 1-mile Fun Run centered around the neighborhoods of Fishcreek Elementary School. The Fishcreek PTA organizes the race to promote health and wellness for their students as well as the community.

The Raccoon Run is also a fundraiser for Fishcreek Elementary, and funds raised are used to support health and wellness programs, increase the student's access to technology for educational purposes, and ensure the student's safety while in the learning environment. Last year, the PTA was able to provide each teacher with a $750 grant to spend on classroom materials.

Last year's race had 700 registrants. This year's timing company will be Western Reserve Racing, known for its professionalism and accuracy with timing and reporting of results.

Registration has begun and there are many sponsorship opportunities available for Stow businesses as well.

All information can be found on the website,

2017 participation costs are: 5K & FUN RUN -- $20 through Jan. 31 with Promo Code: EARLYBIRD17; $25 after Jan. 31. 1-MILE FUN RUN is $15.