Burke to Host Annual Heels & Wheels 5K this Saturday!

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s Annual Heels & Wheels 5K Road Race and Walk will return to White Plains on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The event will take place, rain or shine, on Burke’s 61-acre campus (785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains).

Open to walkers, runners, hand cyclists and racing wheelchair athletes, this 5K is unique in that it is one of the only events that allows participants of all ability levels to compete together in a supportive environment.

“Heels & Wheels is so much more than just a run through Burke’s campus and the surrounding area,” says Carolyn King, MS, CEP, director of Burke’s Adult Fitness Center and community wellness. “This event exemplifies the hospital’s mission to help people reach their maximum level of independence by providing a venue that fosters friendly competition and healthy lifestyle habits.”

Registration will open on the day of the race at 8:45 a.m., followed by the kids’ fun run for children ages 4-12 at 9:30 a.m. The 5K race is slated to begin at 10 a.m. for adults and youth athletes. There will also be an activity table for kids with face painting, games and crafts.

There will be eight divisions for the 5K:

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

Registration is $30 for adults and $25 for youth runners. Registration for the Fun Run is $10. Click here to register online or go to: https://raceroster.com/events/2019/22319/heels-wheels-5k

Heels & Wheels is open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend and cheer on the athletes. Volunteers are also needed to help out in areas such as registration, water station and traffic guides. Volunteers are also eligible to receive community service hours. For more information, call the Burke Heels & Wheels 5K Race hotline at 914-597-2578.


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