The New York Achilles Para-Triathlon Team introduces individuals with disabilities to multi-sport competitions within New York state and nationwide. Participants have a spectrum of experience and athletic abilities. Many of the athletes have no previous triathlon training and are coached in swimming, biking, and running with the goal of competing in mainstream races alongside able-bodied peers. Other veteran multi-sport athletes represent Achilles within the elite paratriathlon community on the world stage. The team participates in as many as six races each season (March through September) including the NYRR Sprint Triathlon and the USA ParaTriathlon National Championships held in New York City.
Achilles New York Para-Triathlon Team is unique because of the wide spectrum of athletes with disabilities which it develops and supports. The athletes' physical challenges include complete and partial blindness, single and double amputations of both lower and upper extremities, traumatic brain injuries, polio, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis. In addition to increasing their own self-esteem and confidence, Achilles athletes challenge the widely held perception of people with disabilities as frail. Their determination and perseverance inspire spectators, supporters, race officials and volunteers.
Starting in early spring, the team meets weekly for swim practice and twice weekly for running and bicycling workouts in Central Park. We invite you to come see how we swim, bike, and run!
If interested in participating, please complete the proper form below and send a scanned copy to firstname.lastname@example.org and either fax or mail the hard copy to Achilles International (the fax number and mailing address is on form).
Month | Event | Distance | Date | Location
February | Love Run* | 4 miles | 02/15 | Central Park
March | Tri Orientation | NA | TBD | JackRabbit
March | NYC HALF | 13.1 miles | 03/1 | Manhattan
April | CURR Race for Achilles* | 5 km | 04/06 | Riverside Park
April | Boston Marathon | 26.2 miles | 04/21 | Boston
May | Healthy Kidney* | 10 km | 05/10 | Central Park
May | Tri Clinic NA 05/02-05/04 Crystal Spring
May | Paratri Nationals | Sprint 05/26 | Austin, Texas
June | The Long Island Tri | Sprint | 06/15 | Lido Beach, Long Island
June | Hope & Possibility* | 5 mile | 06/29 | Central Park
July | BK Bridge Swim | 1 km | 07/20 | BK
July/Aug | F*CK Cancer Run* | 4 miles | TBD | Central Park
July | Long Training Run 1 | 6-18 miles | TBD | Central Park
Aug | NYC Tri | Olympic | 08/03 | NYC
Aug | Long Training Run 2 | 6-24 miles | TBD | Central Park
Sept | Long Training Run 3 | 6-24 miles | TBD | Central Park
Sept | 5th Ave Mile* | 1 mile | 09/13 | 5th Ave
Sept | NE Regionals | (Spr/Oly/HIM) | 09/27 | Montauk, Long Island
Oct | Race for Rehab* | 10 km | 10/12 | Valhalla, NY
Nov | NYC Marathon | 26.2 | 11/02 | NYC
Dec | Reindeer Romp | 4 miles | TBD | Central Park
* With NYC Chapter athletes too!
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