City Fit Life is running the United Airlines New York City Half-Marathon in Central Park on March 18th, and I'm personally running in honor of Achilles International! I've watched these inspiring athletes make their way to finish lines during anything from a 5K to the TCS New York Marathon year after year in my 10+ years of living in the city. I'm inspired by their journeys, and I would love nothing more than to raise money on their behalf! To learn more about Achilles International, visit www.AchillesInternational.org or read the except below from their website. Thank you in advance!
"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."