Special Events & Programs

Pioneering Rehabilitation

Heels & Wheels 5K Road Race and Walk

Each year, Burke holds a Heels & Wheels 5K road race and walk. The event is open to all, enabling walkers, runners and wheelchair athletes to compete together in a fun race.

The 2015 Heels and Wheels 5K will be held on Sunday, May 3. 

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This year we are happy to welcome runners, walkers, hand cyclists, wheel chair athletes and families to participate in our 5K event. The race will begin and end on the Burke campus. (The race map includes portions that are on campus and off campus.) 

We will have 8 classes:

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Runner Male & Runner Female: 13-18, 19-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61+
  • 1st, 2nd , 3rd Place Racing Chair Male & Racing Chair Female
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Hand Cycle Male & Hand Cycle Female

There will also be a Kids Fun Run for kids ages 4 - 12. Participants will receive a participation ribbon.

We will have three races and prizes will be awarded for each category:

  • Ages 4 – 5: 100 yard dash
  • Ages 6 – 8: 1/4 mile run
  •  Ages 9 – 12: 1/2 mile run

Race day Schedule: 
7:30 AM Registration Begins
8:30 AM registration closes 5K racers
8:45 warm-ups and announcements (at track)
9:00 5K race begins
10:00 Kids fun run registration closes
10:30 AM Kids Fun Run Begin
11:00 announcements and refreshments

Registration Fees:
Adult Advance Registration $25
Adult Registration after 4/26 and on Race Day: $30
Youth (age 15 and under) Advance Registration $10
Youth (age 15 and under) Registration after 4/26 and on Race Day $15
Children under 4: Free!

Fee includes event t-shirt and numbered bib

For more information and to register, download the registration form. You can also contact Kathleen Edsall at (914) 597-2578 or kedsall@burke.org

To become a sponsor of Burke's Heels and Wheels 5K or the annual Wheelchair Games, please contact Colleen Borrelli at (914) 597-2849 or via email at cborrelli@burke.org. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here

Volunteers Needed! 

How about making a commitment to help Burke Rehabilitation Hospital with the Burke Heels and Wheels 5K Road Race? Volunteers are needed for the following assignments: registration, bib/t-shirt handout, water station, traffic guide, after-race refreshments and more. Volunteers are eligible to receive community service hours. 

For more information, download the volunteer registration form. Forms must be completed by April 29.