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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 would like to volunteer, contact Kathleen Edsall at (914) 597-2578 or firstname.lastname@example.org.