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 (NY-Flagship Chapter)

Since 1983, when founder Dick Traum’s first Central Park gathering of disabled runners began to train and encourage each other, Achilles chapter workouts have brought athletes together in cities and towns throughout the world. The key element of success in…

Events and Tips

Guide and Athlete running the 1 miler

Upcoming Events

See what we races we are going to do in the spring of 2021

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

Thank you so much for filling out your application.  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 5:30-7:00 PM at the McCabe Community…

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Peter Susie and Lizzy at the Tom King last year

Membership Application

Application for people with Disability

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