Running to remember: Run for Ohm returns

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ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The 8th annual Run for Ohm, to commemorate the life of a Douglas County firefighter, is set for this Saturday.

Jason Ohm was 27 when he died from cancer in 2005.

His mother, Anita, says running was a way he kept fit for firefighting, a job he had for six years.

She says this run was started by Jason's friends. "He loved people, he was very kind," Anita said. "He had this great sense of humor that just drew people to him."

The run draws people from as far away as Portland.

There is a 5 and 10K walk and a 10K run, and it all starts at River Forks Park on Saturday.

Registration is at 7:00 am, and the race starts at 8:00 am.