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

Congratulations to the 49 Achilles athletes who completed the 2016 NYC Half-Marathon! Anthony Butler was one of the 49 athletes who completed the half. Read his inspiring story! Go Achilles! 

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

Speaking of deadlines, please familiarize yourself with the Timeline for the NYC Marathon 2016 and follow-through to live the dream. You got to be in it to win it.  

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

Our Members

meet our members

Achilles International's Freedom Team members participated in four races in four weeks during Fall 2015. This video celebrates their success!

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.

Feast your eyes on this beautiful film 'Finding Strong' by Brian Vernor. The film features Achilles International and other deserving charities - presented by Runner's World and Saucony .

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.