Tenth Annual Wheelchair 10K - Registration is closed!
The Tenth Annual Wheelchair 10K is the wheelchair division of the Ridgewood Run that is held annually on Memorial Day. For the first time, this year�s race is the designated Wheelchair Track and Fi
April 12, 2010 The Tenth Annual Wheelchair 10K is the wheelchair division of the Ridgewood Run that is held annually on Memorial Day. For the first time, this year's race is the designated Wheelchair Track and Field USA (WTFUSA) Wheelchair 10K Championship.
At 8:40 am on Monday, May 31, 2010, wheelchair racers from around the country will kick-off the series of seven events that comprise the Fred d'Elia Memorial Day Ridgewood Run. With the support of the North Jersey Masters, the Kessler Foundation Wheelchair 10K has grown to one of the largest 10Ks in the country. Other event sponsors include: Global Risk Consultants; Park Avenue BMW; New Meadowlands Stadium; Marriott® Residence Inn; Ridgewood YMCA; Yippee Print & Marketing Co., and EZ Ride.
*Masters must be 40 years of age or older on day of race
**Grandmasters must be 50 years of age or older on day of race
***E athletes must be at least age 19, but younger than age 22 on day of race
****Juniors must be younger than age 19 on day of race
About the WheelBlazers
The event will also include members of the WheelBlazers, a racing team sponsored by the Kessler Foundation. The team, which is open to individuals of high school age or older, provides individuals with physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in an organized team sport.
Instruction/coaching is provided for wheelchair racers at all levels of experience, novice to elite. Disabilities may include, but are not limited to: spina bifida, spinal cord injury, post-polio, amputations, and non-progressive neuromuscular disorders. Practices are held once a week from April through September at Roselle Catholic High School in Roselle, NJ. Trained volunteers are available for assistance and new members are always welcome.