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Jaime Kirchner Memorial 6th Annual Wheels and Heels 5k/10K Road Race

The Jaime Kirchner Memorial 6th Annual Wheels and Heels 5k/10K Road Race will roll and kick off Saturday, June 1,  2019, at  Valley Road and Campville Hill Road, Harwinton, CT 06791.

The event includes a 5K, 10K, a 5K wheelchair race, a 5k untimed walk and  a 1/2 mile Kids Fun Run. The 5k is a flat course, and the 10K course is hilly.

Timing by Greystone Electronics.

Parking along Valley Road.

Entry Fees:

5K  – $20

5K  Walkers  –  $20

10K  – $25

Wheelchairs  – $20

Kids Fun Run  – Free

Race day entry fees increase $5.

Go to 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

Race Day Schedule:

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

12:15 pm  Registration for the Kid’s Run.

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 and earned the Spirit of Life award, 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 ramp for wheelchair-bound fishermen to access Leadmine Brook, a Naugatuck River tributary and to support the Harwinton portion of the Naugatuck River Greenway.

For more race information  visit or call (860) 480-1941 or (860) 733-3551.

Thank you to the following businesses for their generous support of the 2018 Wheels and Heels Road Race.

Valentine’s Design

Ridge Runner Soaps

Eastside Electric Company

Ace  Automotive Transmissions LLC

The Iffland Lumber Company

Grandview Farms Equestrian Center

Brass Works Brewing Company

Harwinton Italian Pizza Restaurant

Prestige Body Werks

Walton Custom Building

Mountainside Taxidermy

Dr. Monroe’s Dental Center

Fleet Feet Sports  (Hartford)

Dunkin Donuts  (Harwinton)

Crystal Rock

the Woolsey Family

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