We Change Lives Everyday.

The mission of Achilles International is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream running events in order to promote personal achievement.

Specialized programs include the Achilles Freedom Team which serves wounded military personnel and veterans; Achilles Kids which provides training, race opportunities, and an in-school program for children with disabilities; the Achilles Para-triathlon Team which expands our running program into biking and swimming; Achilles Chapter workouts, plus our signature race Hope & Possibility which takes place in several cities worldwide. 

Achilles International brings the largest field of athletes with disabilities (AWD) to the TCS NYC Marathon and is the recognized authority in shaping  AWD divisions in marathons nationwide.

While our programs focus on running, the truth is, running is simply the tool for accomplishing our main objective: to bring hope, inspiration, and the joys of achievement to all.

What's Happening

what's happening

26th Annual Achilles Gala Honoring Our Volunteers: Guiding Achilles Athletes to Achievement is on Thurs., Nov. 3, 2016 at the Union League Club. $1,000/ticket; $10,000 for a table. Special rates for Athletes and Guides available. Email Megan to buy tickets.

The 11th Annual Achilles SPIRIT of AMERICA Dinner Concert is slated for Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla. For sponsorship details or tickets, email Mary Bryant or call Carol Brophy at 561-308-7171,  or email Carol.

Best way to see what's happening is to LIKE our FACEBOOK page. You'll get updates on all we do in your news feeds.

Everything you want to know about Achilles International events and deadlines, can now be found right here in our handy, dandy Calendar.



Our Members

meet our members

NYC Chapter handcyclist Ibadete Thaqi is taking on the 2016 TCS NYC Marathon.

In NYC this coming Saturday? Join us for the Saturday morning workout in Central Park. Click link for info on time and location of Saturday morning workout.

The Achilles Heel -- our most recent newsletter is online. See if your photo made the cut!


Our Volunteers

Meet our volunteers

This ABC news piece captures the unique bond of friendship formed by running with Achilles. Abby and Tessa's friendship epitomizes what happens here! 



We could not make it to the start line without the continued support of our generous donors and corporate sponsors! Thanks to all of you! View a list of Achilles Sponsors.