For the second year, family and friends will unite in memory of Kyle Miller to raise funds for an endowed scholarship at Otterbein University, where the outdoor enthusiast studied zoo and conservation science.

For the second year, family and friends will unite in memory of Kyle Miller to raise funds for an endowed scholarship at Otterbein University, where the outdoor enthusiast studied zoo and conservation science.

The Kyle Miller Memorial 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive.

Registration will be from 8 to 9 a.m. Entry fees will be $25 for adults and $15 for students.

"We started this last year as a way to keep a legacy for Kyle," said his mother, Pam Miller.

Kyle, 21, was a 2010 Davidson High School graduate who drowned attempting to rescue a dog that had fallen out of his kayak the morning of March 15, 2014, at Prairie Oaks Metro Park, according to authorities.

The fundraiser will support a cause in which he believed, Pam Miller said.

Participants will wear "Get Wild for Wildlife" T-shirts, illustrative of Miller's love for nature and wildlife.

Last year's 5K event raised about $44,000 for Miller's memorial scholarship, which will be awarded to a qualifying Otterbein University student enrolled in the school's zoo- and conservation-science program.

This year, the memorial 5K will include a silent auction and raffle, Pam Miller said.

"I want to thank the community for all their continuing support," she said.