The Waisman Whirl is family-friendly and open to individuals of all abilities—all routes are wheel-chair accessible along with a Kids’ Fun Run through the Waisman Center’s Discovery Garden, an outdoor learning and play space. We are so fortunate to be able to host this event right at the Waisman Center!
This benefit is a key opportunity to raise awareness and funds for the Waisman Center’s clinics, research, and outreach programs that serve thousands of individuals and families affected by developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases—some of human health’s most challenging conditions—such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease and ALS.
Proceeds have a direct and significant impact on the children and families who come to the Waisman Center for help and position the Waisman Center to achieve even greater success in the future—in our pursuit of knowledge, in the care that we provide and in the lives that we touch.
Need Inspiration? Here is why people Whirl with us!
- Watch our video! See children from the Waisman Early Childhood Program prepping for Race Day!
- Whirling the Waisman way with Team Tristan | September 20, 2018
Picture a crisp October morning in Madison, Wisconsin – the bright colors of fall leaves, mists over the blue waters of Lake Mendota and – on one Sunday (the 14th this year) – a crowd of excited people waiting to run, walk or roll in the 2018 Waisman Whirl for ALL Abilities!
- There are many ways to Whirl | June 5, 2017
10-year-old Lauren Tierney had only walked a mile a few times before. Yet here she was, on a cool October morning, at the starting line for the Waisman Whirl Run Walk & Roll for All Abilities, getting ready to tackle the mile loop.
- Whirling the Waisman Way | October 4, 2016
What better way to spend a crisp fall day than to go on a three mile walk with your 6, 4 and 1-year old children AND raise funds to benefit individuals and families affected by developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases?
2018 Results and Photos
2017 Results and Photos
2016 Results and Photos
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