The Kessler Foundation 17th Annual Wheelchair 10K
This race is the wheelchair division of the d'Elia Ridgewood Run,
one of the
most prestigious 10K's in the Northeast.
Memorial Day Monday, May 29th 2017
Graydon Park & Pool – 218 Northern Pkwy,
Ridgewood, NJ 07450.
Racers compete for $15,900 in cash prize awards!
This year’s race will again be
sanctioned as the Adaptive Track and Field USA (ATFUSA) 10K
The course is a fast, flat double loop through the
suburban streets of Northern NJ.
Prize money will be awarded in nine different divisions
(Depending on Attendance)
The Race starts in the AM, Check
Application for Time.
This event is one of the largest integrated races in the country,
as wheelchair athletes compete on the same course, at the same time,
as the runners.
Wheelchair racers from around
the world will kick-off the series of seven events that comprise
the Fred d’Elia Memorial Day Ridgewood Run.
support of the North Jersey Masters, the Kessler Foundation Wheelchair
10K has grown to one of the largest 10K’s in the country.
Other event sponsors include: Global Risk Consultants, and EZRide.
The Wheelchair 10K begins at 8:15 am, with registration opening at 7
am. Registration is $25 per racer. All participants will
receive a commemorative t-shirt. Kessler Foundation will host a
brief awards ceremony with refreshments immediately following the
Kessler Foundation is the largest public charity supporting people
with disabilities. Kessler Foundation Research Center improves the
quality of life for people with physical and cognitive disabilities
through rehabilitation research in its six specialized laboratories
under the leadership of noted research directors--Human Performance &
Engineering Research, Neuropsychology & Neuroscience, Outcomes &
Assessment Research, Spinal Cord Injury Research, Stroke
Rehabilitation Research, and Traumatic Brain Injury Research.
While the staff of each laboratory has expertise in a particular area,
collaboration often enhances progress toward finding ways to overcome
the obstacles faced by people with disabilities caused by brain
injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, arthritis, and
other chronic neurological and orthopedic conditions.
Kessler Foundation Program Center focuses on solutions to address the
persistently high rates of unemployment among people with
disabilities. Through strategic funding and philanthropic leadership,
Kessler Foundation has invested more than $20 million in programs to
increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in the
workforce. Creating job opportunities through development, placement,
employer education, and social enterprise has enabled greater
independence and economic self-sufficiency. Kessler Foundation
Program Center provides assistance to community organizations that
create employment programs or integration opportunities for people
with disabilities. Grant recipients include national and local
organizations whose missions complement that of Kessler Foundation.