Achilles Nashville 10th Annual Hope & Possibility® Race

Athlete Tony Rossi (left) Athlete Trish Meili (middle) Olaf Wasternack (right)

Achilles Nashville 10th Annual Hope & Possibility® Race 

Join us as we come together to celebrate hope! With hope anything is possible!

Hope & Possibility® (founded in 2003 by Trisha Meili, author of I Am the Central Park Jogger, A Story of Hope and Possibility) is the signature race of Achilles. The Hope & Possibility® Race, welcomes athletes of all abilities, from elite runners to walkers to wheelers. This race is founded on the belief that sports competitions, such as running races, unite people of all abilities, all colors, and all backgrounds, an important belief for today’s times. In Achilles, athletes with disabilities can walk, run, or roll (e.g., wheelchair, handcycle, walker) to participate in running activities or events in order to promote personal achievement, healthy living, and active lifestyles.

Since its founding in 2012, Achilles Nashville has empowered over 300 athletes with disabilities to participate in mainstream running events. We celebrate and honor those who have overcome enormous challenges and will continue our work to move towards a more inclusive tomorrow.  

A summary of the race options is below:

In-Person & Virtual 1-Miler or 5-Miler :

  • In-Person: For local participants, we invite you to run in person on Saturday, September 16, 2023, with Achilles Nashville. Both race distances begin and end at the Richland Park Greenway at 51st Ave and Wyoming. 
  • Virtual: Don’t live in the Nashville area? No problem! Run, walk, or roll anytime from Friday, September 15 to Sunday, September 17 to participate virtually. You can submit your time for the 5-miler virtual run only.

Schedule of Events
The race will start and finish at the trailhead on the Richland Creek Greenway (5100 Wyoming Ave, Nashville, TN 37209)

• 6:35  Tribute to Nashville’s First Responders, National Anthem by Jennifer Schott

2023 Packet Pick-up Information

Wednesday, September 13: McCabe Community Center (101 46th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209) 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Friday, September 15: McCabe Community Center (101 46th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209) 2:00 pm-6:00 pm

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