The Jack Rome Memorial Walk/Run is back!

Join us on Sunday, May 5th at Fountain Park, 883 Tinkham Road. in Wilbraham, MA for a Walk/Run that benefits the animals in need at TJO! This year's event features a 5K run, a 1 mile walk, and a new 10K option!

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! Loads of fun activities for the kids, and goodies for the pups. Well behaved pups who attend should be on a leash at all times. No flexi-leads.


  • Registration begins at 8:30am.
  • Event kick off at 10:00am.
  • Early bird registration February 1– March 23 $30, includes event t-shirt.
  • Registration March 24– April 28 $35, includes event t-shirt.
  • Registration April 29 until day of event - $35, t-shirts available to purchase while supplies last.
  • Registration for the 10K is $35 for early birds and $40 thereafter.
  • Children under 12 are free!

Got a team? Sign them up!!

Refreshments will be served after the race. Goodie bags for all participants. Stick around after the race when the festivities begin! Music, vendors, raffles, food trucks, and more!

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, vendor or volunteer? Contact the Foundation for TJO Animals at or call 413.306.5161.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!