Jack Rome Memorial 5K Walk/Run

October 14, 2023
Jack Rome Memorial 5K Walk/Run

What a truly amazing day it was for the TJO animals!

The 1st Annual Jack Rome Memorial 5K was held on October 7th at Forest Park in Springfield.

To say the community supported us is an understatement! 228 runners/walkers registered and over 50 dogs too! Over $38,000 was raised for the animals in need at the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control & Adoption Center.

Thank you to Gary Rome Hyundai, Western Mass News, and 4RUN3, for making this event possible! Thank you to the MANY sponsors, participants, volunteers, family and friends for your generosity and support! Thank you to Pat Kelly for rocking out with us with fabulous tunes. Special thank you to Mayor Sarno for taking time out of his busy schedule to come out to support us. Congratulations to our race winners: Jeffery Anderson, Amanda Sbriscia & Bruce Christensen and pup Brodie!

We invite you to browse the many photos to see the incredible people who helped to make this event a huge success. We hope to see you all again next year! Special love to Jack Rome. Jack, your family and the community will love you always.