BENEFITING: Achilles International Inc.
EVENT DATE: Mar 15, 2015
The mission of Achilles International is to enable people with all types of disabilites to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self-esteem, and lower barriers to living a more fulfilling life.
Achilles’ original programs, our chapter workouts and races, have grown over the years to include participation in marathons throughout the world, as well as our signature 5M Hope and Possibility Race. In that time, we have also developed two very unique specialized programs to serve children with disabilities and injured war veterans. Our Achilles Kids program provides training, racing opportunities, and an in-school program for children throughout the U.S. Our Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans program brings training, access to specialized equipment, and marathon opportunities to disabled U.S. military veterans.
Although all of our programs focus on athletics, the truth is, sports are simply the tool for accomplishing our main objective: to bring hope, inspiration and the joys of achievement to all people with disabilities.
Experience New York City like never before with the 2015 United Airlines NYC Half! Race through the streets of Times Square, catch beautiful views of the Hudson River from the west side highway, and finish at the iconic South Street Seaport. The 2015 United Airlines NYC Half provides you with an opportunity to transform lives in a direct and meaningful way. We'd like to encourage all runners to fundraise. Whether or not you are running for a charity, you can raise money and join an official 2015 United Airlines NYC Half charity team, or start your own fundraiser. To get started, select one of the options above. Let's help support the organizations that are most meaningful to us.