Achilles Nashville is pleased to announce we will be providing a 12- week community outreach run/walk program, in honor of our five-year anniversary. We will be partnering with the non-profit organization, Friends Life. This is twofold:
1) We knew of the interest in this group to be involved with other community organizations and to be involved in health/ wellness activities.
2) Friend’s Life is one of our beneficiaries for the Hope & Possibility® 1-Miler and 5-Miler.
This run/walk training program is free of charge for participants from Friends Life, including the staff and volunteers that work with this program.
Friends Life: This organization provides resources and supports to help individuals, post-high school, with intellectual and developmental disabilities grow personally, develop socially, and live productive and fulfilling lives as part of the larger Nashville community. For more information about Friends Life go to https://friendslife.org/
Help Needed: For the training, Achilles will provide a coach and 2-3 volunteers each week for the run/walk program followed by snacks, water, and Gatorade. We will break off into three groups: 1) those who are able to follow the run/walk schedule as designed, 2) those who are following the training plan but perhaps a bit slower or walk more than run, and 3) those who walk only.
Estimated number of Friends: (including staff, volunteers) 20-24 weekly
RSVP: Please email Achilles if you are available ANY (or all!) of the Fridays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. to help! We would love to have you for a week, for a month, or for the whole time. We will need lots of support to make this a fun, successful training for our new Friends!