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2013 Wheelchair Games and Heels & Wheels 5K Road Race and Walk

Date:
Sat, September 28, 2013
Time:
9:00 am 4:00 pm

This September, Burke Rehabilitation Center is hosting two inspiring events: the 34th annual Wheelchair Games and the Heels & Wheels 5K Road Race and Walk.

Burke's Wheelchair Games gives those with physical impairments an opportunity to stay fit, enjoy sports, and compete. Burke is now accepting registrations for the Games. The competitive categories include a Futures Division (six and under), two Junior Divisions and an Adult/Master Division. Beginning at 9 a.m. there will be field, table tennis, a slalom (obstacle) course. Track events start at 1:30 p.m.

Entries received by Sept. 1 are entitled to a $5 discount on the regular registration fee of $25. Financial assistance also is available for those who cannot afford the registration fee as Burke encourages all athletes to participate in this event, regardless of their ability to pay. The registration fee also includes an event t-shirt, lunch and a goody bag.

Please call the Wheelchair Games Hotline at (914) 597-2850 if you have any questions about the Games. If you have questions about classification and/or the athletic events, please contact Ralph Armento, meet director, at ralph461@msn.com or (732) 422-9094. We look forward to seeing you on Sept. 28.

Download the Registration Form

We also are looking for volunteers. To volunteer, please complete the volunteer registration form and return it by Friday, Sept. 6, to Sandra Alexandrou, via fax at (914) 597-2829. All volunteers receive a free t-shirt and lunch. Children volunteers must be 12 years old or older.


The 2013 Heels & Wheels 5K Road Race & Walk will be right after the start of the Wheelchair Games. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the race/walk starts at 10 a.m. The race route begins and ends at the Burke campus.

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.

We are also looking for volunteers. To volunteer, 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.

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