About Achilles International-Nashville

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

Achilles Nashville Chapter History

2012 On April 18th, 2012, Achilles International – Nashville Chapter hosted its Inaugural workout at the McCabe Park Community Center. Theresa Khayyam became the first Achilles Nashville athlete to complete the Country Music Half Marathon. Due to a viral infection,…

About Achilles International (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…

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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 Tips for Guiding

Achilles Nashville follows USATF guidelines for working with youth. Athletes under the age of 18 must have a certified coach as a guide or with their team. General Tips for Guiding             Before the run:  Make sure…

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…

Half Marathon Training Plan 2018

Spring 2018: Spring Half Marathon Training Plan 2018 Past Training Plans: Spring Half Marathon Training Plan 2017 Fall Half Marathon Training Plan 2017

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Marathon Training Plan 2018

Spring  2018 Spring Marathon Training Plan 2018   Past Marathon Training Plans: Spring Marathon Training Plan 2017      

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2018 Race Calendar

See All The Races We Are Doing This Year!

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