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

Hope & Possibility is what Achilles is all about. Registration is open at the links below:
New York City - June 25, 2017 Pittsburgh - April 8, 2017 Connecticut - July 23, 2017
Nashville - October 21, 2017

Be an Achilles Angel and raise funds to help us continue the good fight. A limited number of fundraising entries are available for the 2017 TCS NYC Marathon. 

Achilles also has NYC Triathlon Charity Slots in limited supply. 

Our Members

meet our members

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!

Achilles International events and deadlines can now be found right here in our Calendar.

Our Volunteers

Meet our volunteers

Donna Liquori ran the TCS New York City Marathon as an Achilles International guide for Mike Lloyd. Read Donna's take on what it's like to be a volunteer guide.

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

Best way to get to know us is to LIKE our FACEBOOK page. You'll get updates on all we do in your news feeds.


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.