Special Events & Programs

Pioneering Rehabilitation

Heels & Wheels 5K Road Race and Walk

In conjunction with Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s annual Wheelchair Games, Burke holds an early morning Heels & Wheels 5K road race. The event is open to all, enabling walkers, runners and wheelchair athletes to compete together in a fun race.

2013 Heels & Wheels
5K Road Race and Walk

The 2013 Heels & Wheels 5K Road Race will be held on Sept. 28, right after the start of the 2013 Wheelchair Games. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the race starts at 10 a.m. The race will begin and end at the Burke campus. Download the race map.

There is a $25 fee for participants 16 years and older who pre-register and $30 after the pre-registration deadline of Friday, Sept. 13. Children ages 6 - 15 years old have a fee of $10 when paid in advance and $15 after the pre-registration deadline; and children under 5 years old are free. The fee includes an event t-shirt, numbered bib and timing device.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:

Heather Massimo
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital 
785 Mamaroneck Avenue, Building 4, Fitness Center
White Plains, NY 10605

For questions on the registration form or event, please contact Heather Massimo at (914) 597-2578 or hmassimo@burke.org.

Become a Heels & Wheels Volunteer

People can also participate by volunteering to help during the event. Like the 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 for this unique and worthwhile event, please complete the volunteer registration form and return it by Friday, Sept. 6, to Sandra Alexandrou, via fax at (914) 597-2829. Children volunteers must be 12 years old or older.

For more information please call the Wheelchair Games hotline at (914) 597-2850. 

Heels & Wheels Sponsors

You Can Do 5K!


Go the Distance

Buck Consultants

Pine Brook Road Partners, LLC

Back on Track

Bussani Mobility Team

Eagle Capital Management

Heels & Wheels 5K Photo Gallery

Heels & Wheels 5K Results

2013 Results

2012 Results