Achilles has chapters in communities throughout the world. Each local chapter is run by dedicated members and volunteers who generously give their time and energy to recruit participants, organize workouts, and secure funding. To start or run a chapter, you must be an official Athlete member or Volunteer member with Achilles. You can download and complete a membership application or volunteer form, and either fax it to 212-354-3978, Attn: Chapters or email the form as an attachment to

All Achilles chapters within and outside the U.S. operate as affiliates of the Achilles International organization. While each chapter may find a variety of ways to recruit, publicize, and support themselves, all chapters are administered under the same guidelines and all have the same mission: To empower people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self esteem, and lower barriers to living a fulfilled life.

If you would like information on starting an Achilles chapter in your community, contact Ellie for U.S. Chapters. For chapters outside the U.S., please contact Gerle. If you are ready to start a chapter, download our Chapter Agreement document and fax to: 212-354-3978, Attn: Chapters, or mail to:

Achilles International
Attn: Chapters
42 West 38th Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10018