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Jaime Kirchner Memorial Harwinton Wheels and Heels 5k/10K Road Race

June 2 @ 11:30 am

The Jaime Kirchner Memorial Harwinton Wheels and Heels 5k/10K Road Race will roll and kick off Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Valley Road and Campville Hill Road, Harwinton, CT 06791.

The event includes a 5K, 10K (new this year), a 5K wheelchair race, a 5k untimed walk and a 1/2 mile Kids Fun Run. Timing by Greystone Electronics.

Entry fees are as follows:

5K – $20

5K Walkers – $20

10K – $25

Wheelchairs – $20

Kids Fun Run – Free

Race day entry fees same as above.

Go to wheelsandheels5k.com to pre-register online (on-line deadline is Wed. May 30th at midnight) or download mail-in forms (mail- in registration deadline is May 29th).

Make checks payable to Town of Harwinton, memo Wheels and Heels, and mail to:

Joanne Volovski

Wheels and Heels Road Race

96 Harmony Hill Road

Harwinton, CT 06791

The race day schedule is as follows:

11:30 am- 12:15 pm Registration for the 5k, 10K and 5K wheelchair races.

12:15 pm Registration for the Kid’s Run. the race starts at 12:30 pm.

12:30 pm   Kid’s Run starts.

1:00 pm 5K and 10K events begin.

Awards and picnic sponsored by the Harwinton Rod and Gun Club after races.

Plaques awarded to top male and female finishers, and prizes awarded in seven age categories and three wheelchair categories. Finishers will receive bar soap from Ridge Runner soaps.

The race celebrates the life of James “Jaime” Kirchner, who was born in 1968 with Downs Syndrome, competed in the Special Olympics, earning the Spirit of Life award and inspiring many along the way. Jaime passed away in 2000 at the age of 31.

Proceeds from the race will help fund the construction of a handicapped-accessible trail from Valley Road to the Naugatuck River and supporting the Harwinton portion of the Naugatuck River Greenway.