About Achilles International-Nashville

Achilles International was founded in 1983 by Dick Traum, the first amputee to run the New York City Marathon

Remembering Mike Moberg

Read About Mike Moberg’s connection with Achilles

About Achilles International (NY-Flagship Chapter)

In 1976, Dick Traum, an above-the-knee amputee, found himself approaching middle age and out of shape. After joining a local YMCA, Dick began running – small distances at first and then, eventually several miles. Within a year, Dick became the…

Events and Tips

Upcoming Events

Summer Races July 4th– Firecracker 5k* Time: 7:00am Achilles is a beneficiary for the race Fall Races October 6th– Shelby Bottom Boogie October 20th – Hope & Possibility® Race November 4th– New York City Marathon* *Registration has closed!  November 22nd (Thanksgiving)- Boulevard…

Disability Specific Guiding Tips

General Tips for Guiding             Before the run:  Make sure to communicate with your athlete before the run begins. The two of you can discuss strategies for how to make the run go as smoothly as possible….

Tips for Guiding a Blind or Visually Impaired (VI) Athlete

If you’re running with a VI runner for the first time, you might feel a little nervous about the whole thing. That’s not unusual, and we want you to feel comfortable. You will be paired with a runner and their…

Guide Volunteer Application

Welcome to Achilles Nashville!  We are so excited for you to join us at our weekly practices now!  As you may have seen on our website, our group meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:00 PM at the McCabe Community Center in Sylvan Park. It…

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Membership Application

Welcome to Achilles Nashville! We are so excited for you to join us at our weekly practices now!  As you may have seen on our website, our group meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:00 PM at the McCabe Community Center in Sylvan Park. It…

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