We Change Lives Everyday.
The mission of Achilles International is to encourage people with all types of disabilities to compete in mainstream running events with a focus on achievement and marathoning. We have 29 chapters within the U.S. and presence in over 40 countries from Japan and New Zealand to South Africa and Canada. Programs include the Achilles Freedom Team for ill, injured and wounded military personnel and veterans. Achilles Kids provides training, race opportunities, and an in-school program for over 11,000 children with disabilities in 23 states. Their goal is to complete a total of 26.2 miles during the school year. Our annual Hope & Possibility® race is a world-wide event recognized as the largest race to integrate disabled athletes with able-bodied runners. The event is held in several countries around the world including Mongolia and Germany and U.S. cities. TriAchilles expands our running program into biking and swimming.
Achilles International brings the largest field of athletes with disabilities (AWD) to the TCS New York City 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 a tool for accomplishing our main objective: to bring hope, inspiration, and the joys of achievement to all.
Your support is vital to our success. Thank you. Together, we change lives.