Friends of the Waisman Center

Waisman Whirl Run, Walk & Roll for All Abilities

October 15, 2017 at 10 am
Waisman Center

Waisman Whirl

Join us for the third annual Waisman Whirl 10k, 5k and 1 mile Run, Walk & Roll for All Abilities. The event will start and finish at the Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave.

Proceeds benefit individuals and families affected by developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases.


  • Click here to Register - Online Registration Now Closed
    Please register day of the event beginning at 8:30 am on Sunday October 15, 2017
  • Click here to Download Waiver

Early Registration

Early registration ends on September 30. Registration from October 1-13 has an increased price of $5. Online registration closes on Friday, October 13 at 5:00 p.m.  NOTE: Early Registration is now closed. Please register the day of the event. See below.

Day of Event Registration

Day of event registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the run/walk/roll starts at 10:00 a.m. There will be kids' activities in the Discovery Garden beginning at 9:00 a.m. that include face-painting and arts and crafts projects.

PACKET PICK-UP: Packets with bib numbers and t-shirts can be picked up in the main entrance of the Waisman Center on Friday, October 13 between 3:30-6:00 p.m.

$25-$35, adults; $25, students; $10, Kids Fun Run. Register by September 30 to guarantee a t-shirt in your size.
All registrations are non-refundable. Both an online and hard copy waiver are required.
Note: Escorts for hand-pushed wheelchair or disabled participants do not have to pay entry fee but must fill out and submit waiver.

Directions: Turn North from University Avenue at the intersection of University Bay Drive and Farley Avenue; continue over the hill onto Highland Avenue. The Waisman Center is down the hill on the left. Enter parking lot by athletic fields. Click here for driving directions, map, and parking

Parking: Free parking in lots 76 & 60. Free accessible parking in lot 82. Click here for parking map and directions.

Weather: The run, walk, and roll takes place rain or shine. In case of severe weather, the race director reserves the right to cancel the event.

Be a Sponsor! Click here for more information and to download our sponsor registration form.

Pledge Form: To collect donations for the Waisman Whirl, download this form. Make sure that checks are payable to the Friends of the Waisman Center and that you bring the form and contributions when you attend the Waisman Whirl.

There are many ways to Whirl with us! Read about how 10-year-old Lauren Tierney - who has cerebral palsy - completed her first official mile walk at last year's event. 

No pets allowed. Service animals are welcome.

2017 Results and Photos

2016 Results and Photos

2017 Sponsors

2017 Waisman Whirl Sponsor List - Screen readers see text below

  • Working Partnerships LLC
  • Venture Investors LLC
  • Filbrandt & Company
  • UW Health - Quartz
  • Care Wisconsin
  • Achieving Collaborative Treatment
  • Dave & Kathy Waisman
  • Michael & Lisa Brickey
  • Kwik Trip
  • Bunbury and Associates Realtors
  • Berkeley Running Company
  • Yodelay
  • Sassy Cow Creamery
  • Willy Street Coop
  • Fiskars
  • Quench Gum
  • Festival Foods
  • Friends of the Waisman Center