About Achilles International-Nashville

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

Giving Machine

The Giving Machine is here! What’s the Giving Machine you ask?Usually, we visit a vending machine to get something for ourselves, but LightTheWorld Giving Machines are a way to give to someone else. Imagine swiping your credit card at a…

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…