Welcome to the first annual Jack Rome Memorial 5K Walk/Run!

Join us on Saturday, October 7th at Forest Park, 302 Sumner Ave. in Springfield, MA for a 5K Walk/Run that benefits the animals in need at TJO!

Walk or run, either way it's guaranteed fun! The Jack Rome Memorial 5K is an event the whole family can participate in... even the pups! In fact, we encourage all dogs to bring their families!

5K and 1 Mile Walk options are available!


  • Registration begins at 8:30am
  • Event kick off at 10:00am
  • Early bird registration May 15th – July 31 $30, includes event t-shirt
  • Registration August 1st – September 17th $35, includes event t-shirt
  • Registration September 18th until day of event - $35, t-shirts available to purchase while supplies last
  • Children under 12 are free

Refreshments will be served after the race. Goodie bags for all participants.

Awards for top dog, top male and top female

Your support enables the Foundation to continue to fund specialized surgeries and diagnostics, now including on-site radiographs, medical equipment, comprehensive testing, emergency clinics as needed, medications and medical supplies, high-quality on-site veterinary care, enrichment supplies that provide comfort and reassurance while in the shelter, and more.


Can't make it to the run but still want to support the event? You can DONATE HERE.

Interested in being an event sponsor or volunteer? Contact the Foundation for TJO Animals at info@tjofoundation.org or call 413.306.5161.

Thank you to our amazing sponsors!