Registration is now open for the second annual Chief Louis A Dirker Jr Memorial Run. This year's event with a 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will be Aug. 19 beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The race will start and finish on Louis A Dirker Jr Boulevard behind the Stow City Hall for both the 5K and the 1-mile fun run/walk.

Funds raised through this event will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and their mission to cure leukemia, Hodgkins & Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

There will be earlier start times to beat the heat: 5k Run/Walk - 8:30 a.m.; 1 Mile Run/Walk - 8:45 a.m. Dry Fit T-Shirts will be available in children's, women's,and men's sizes this year. Be sure to register by Aug. 4 to receive a Dry Tech shirt. This year the timing chip for 5K runners will be located in the bib. No need to pickup a separate bracelet this year.

The costs are $30 for the 5K and $20 for the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.

A Family Discount of 25 percent will be given when four or more registrations are made.

Registrants will receive an official Memorial Run T-shirt and a free race photo to all runners.There will be prizes and awards for the 5k runners.

Packet Pickup will be Aug. 18 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Race Day Timeline will be: Race day registration - 7 a.m.; 5K Run/Walk - 8:30 a.m.; and 1 Mile Run/Walk - 8:45 a.m.

Tickets for raffle baskets will be on sale during packet pickup and on race day. Drawings will be held following the race. Winners need not be present.

To register or for more information, visit the website at