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.
The 2016 Hope & Possibility 4M was an unforgettable day. Check out this video that aired on RUNNING National!
If you are interested in joining Achilles as a Guide for an athlete participating in the NYC Marathon please complete this online application. Not everyone who applies will be selected but we do our best to honor and consider every application. The deadline is July 29th – get busy.
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Everything you want to know about Achilles International events and deadlines, can now be found right here in our handy, dandy Calendar.
meet our members
Our incredible Achilles Team recently triumphed in the Boston Marathon. Check out some of the awesome coverage below:
Cigna CEO completes 5th marathon as running guide
- Becker’s Hospital Review (April 19, 2016)
Army veteran finishes what he started — on prosthetic legs
- Boston Globe (April 18, 2016)
Cigna CEO Encourages Incentives For Healthy Living
- Hartford Courant (April 18, 2016)
Stefan LeRoy’s quest to run Boston on prosthetics relies on guide -Boston Herald (April 18, 2016)
A new battle for 20 wounded US veterans: the Boston Marathon - Associated Press (April 17, 2016)
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!
MEET OUR SPONSORS
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.