About Achilles International-Nashville

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

How Do Donations Work?

  For over 25 years Achilles International programs, staff, and volunteers have been changing the lives of athletes with disabilities around the world. In the process, our lives have changed as well. We share in the achievement of each first step taken,…

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

February 17th– Hot Chocolate 5k/15k Location: Bicentennial Mall State Park Time: 7:00 am March 3rd– Tom King Classic 5k/Half Marathon Location: Nissan Stadium Time: 7:55 wheelchair start, 8:00 half marathon start, 8:15 5k start  April 7th– Race Judicata 5k/10k*, Location: Edwin Warner Park Time: 8:00am *Achilles…

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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