Jerry's Run For All Ages 5K is named to honor its founder and race director from 2001 to 2011, Jerry Panarese. Jerry was an active runner and 3rd President of the New England 65 Plus Runners Club that bestowed him with several awards including the Shea Award in 2003 and Race Director of the Year in 2012. Jerry was considered by his 65 Plus friends to be the Heart & Soul of the Club and was often referred to as "the Kindest Gentleman" that they had ever known. Sadly, Jerry (92) and his wife (of 66 years) Virginia both passed away from COVID-19 this past April 2020. .