We Change Lives Everyday.
Thank you for your support. We are so happy to have you with us.
Achilles Hope & Possibility® 4-Miler by TD Bank is the largest race in the United States that highlights disability inclusion and embraces people with disabilities to compete in mainstream athletics. Hope & Possibility® is inspired by Achilles founding board chair, Trisha Meili’s best-selling memoir: “I Am the Central Park Jogger: A Story of Hope & Possibility.”
Since it began in 2002, our signature race has honored the power of the human spirit to achieve seemingly insurmountable obstacles. It is a world-wide event held in several countries around the world including Mongolia and Germany as well as within the U.S.
Each person on our Fundraising Team has pledged to raise a minimum of $300 each. Here are some ways that pledge supports our programs:
150 Virtual Marathon Finisher medals
100 Achilles Kids t-shirts (original design!)
20 Achilles Kids Tech Shirts
7 local 5K/4M race entries
4 half-marathon entries
The opportunity to ACHIEVE!
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 9,500 children with disabilities in 23 states. Their goal is to complete a total of 26.2 miles during the school year. TriAchilles expands our running program into biking and swimming. 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 help change lives.