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Save the Date: Heels & Wheels 5K Set for May 7

Published March 10, 2017

Got your running shoes and racing chairs ready? It’s almost time for Burke’s annual Heels & Wheels 5K Road Race & Kids Fun Run. This year, the race—which brings together walkers, runners and wheelchair athletes to compete together in a fun community event—will be held on May 7.

The race will begin and end on the Burke campus at 785 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains and registration starts at 7:30 a.m., with the 5K at 9 a.m. There will be 8 classes:

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

The race is open to participants starting at age 13.

Immediately following the 5K, there will be a Kids Fun Run for kids between the ages of 4 and 12. There are three races and participation ribbons will be awarded for participants in each category:

  • Ages 4 – 5: 100-yard dash
  • Ages 6 – 8: ¼-mile run
  • Ages 9 – 12: ½ -mile run

For kids who are there to cheer on their parents but don’t want to run themselves, there will also be an activities area with coloring, face painting and lots more fun things to do.

Volunteering and Sponsorship

Getting out on the course isn’t the only way you can participate in this great, annual event. Volunteers are needed to do everything from help with registration to hand out water to help with traffic. Community service hours are available for volunteers and you can find out more information by emailing ksiegel@burke.org. Volunteers can also learn more by downloading the Golden app on their smart phone or tablet, which provides information and makes it easy to register for volunteer opportunities in the area, including Burke’s Heels & Wheels.

This event wouldn’t be possible without the generous help of our many sponsors. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities by contacting Colleen Borrelli at (914) 597-2849 or cborrelli@burke.org.

For more on Heels & Wheels, visit Burke’s website.

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