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Hello Friends,

I am so excited to share the news that our Achilles Nashville Chapter will be hosting a mini training program for our Friends at Friends Life (FL) this spring. Several of our Board members and some of the wonderful volunteers we had at the fall Friends Life trainings are committed to this mini training. Our friend, Vickie, at Sevier Park, has the dates on the community center calendar.

Achilles Nashville is the beneficiary (along with ABLE Youth) for the Race Judicata that is held in the spring. We would like our training with Friends Life to culminate with this event. This year the RJ will be on Saturday, April 7th. The race is sponsored by the Nashville Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division.

It has a start time around 8:00, a little earlier for athletes who use a wheelchair or handcycle. The start and finish are at a pavilion at Edwin Warner Park and there is a 5k or a 10k race, both which are entirely on a safe and well paved Greenway. It’s a beautiful, fun-filled event. Achilles Nashville will support our Friends registration for any of the Friends that train and want to participate in this race. We will also provide guides for all the Friends for practices and for the race.

We are meeting at Sevier Park on Friday afternoons 12:45-1:45. As was the case with our last training, Achilles will supply all the volunteers, the snacks, Gatorade, etc. There are a few dates that Sevier Park is not available so we will go to our Friends at their center on Granny White Pike on those days.

So here are the dates we will meet! We would love to have your smiling faces to come and volunteer!

Saturday April 7, Race Judicata, 8 a.m. Edwin Warner Park (entry covered by Achilles for Friends)

We would also love, love, love and totally welcome if our Friends and any volunteers could make any Wednesday practices. Those are 6:30 – 7:30 ish at McCabe’s Community Center.

Let us know if you are interested for one, a couple, or all of the training sessions! Achilles LOVES Friends Life and all of you all!


Achilles Friends