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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.

2014 Heels & Wheels
5K Road Race and Walk

The 2014 Heels & Wheels 5K Road Race will be held on Sunday, October 19. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. The race will begin and end at the Burke campus. You can download the race map here.

There will be 8 classes for the race:

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Runner Male & Runner Female in the following age categories: 13-18, 19-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61+
  • 1st, 2nd , 3rd  Place Wheelchair Male & Wheelchair Female
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Hand Cycle Wheelchair Male & Hand Cycle Wheelchair Female

Note: All wheelchair participants must be able to self propel

There is a $25 fee for participants 16 years and older who pre-register and $30 after the pre-registration deadline of October 3. For children ages 4 to 15, the pre-registration fee is $10 and $15 after pre-registration and on race day. Children under 4 years old are free. The fee includes an event t-shirt and a numbered bib. Please no strollers on the race course.

The event is free for spectators and community members are encouraged to attend and support the participants.

To pre-register, please download and complete the registration form and send it to:

Kathleen Edsall
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital 
785 Mamaroneck Avenue, Building 4, Fitness Center
White Plains, NY 10605

For questions on the registration form or event, please contact Kathleen Edsall at (914) 597-2578 or

Kids Fun Run 

For the first time, following the Heels & Wheels 5K, there will be races for children on Burke’s track. The races are open to kids between the ages of 4 and 12. Bonus: Kids can wear their Halloween costumes to add to the fun!

The event will start at 11 a.m. Registration is from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The pre-registration fee is $10 before October 3 and $15 after pre-registration and on race day. All kids will receive a participation ribbon.

The event will consist of 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

For questions on the registration form, which you can download here, or the event, please contact Kathleen Edsall at (914) 597-2578 or

Become a Heels & Wheels Volunteer

People can also participate by volunteering to help during the event. Like Burke’s annual Wheelchair Games, the Heels & Wheels race is produced entirely by volunteers, including Burke employees and people from the community. If you're interested in volunteering, you can download the form here. For additional questions, contact Kathleen Edsall at (914) 597-2578 or

Heels & Wheels Sponsors

    Community Wellness

Air Engineering Filters

All Weld Products Corp.

Asbestos Corporation of America

Audiology Associates of Westchester

Bernadette Kingham-Bez and Steve Bez

Buck Consultants

Bussani Mobility

Community Paving Corp.

Eagle Capital Management, LLC

Electrolock Inc.

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in Westchester

Home Medical Equipment

Hutch Metro Center

Image Works, Inc.

Interlaken Inn

ISE Office Plus


Mobile Steam Boiler Rental Corp.

O’Connor Davies, LLP


The Bristal Assisted Living Communities

The Finnegan Family

The K Group


Heels & Wheels 5K Photo Gallery

Heels & Wheels 5K Results

2013 Results

2012 Results