Achilles And Friends Life

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 LifeThis 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

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.


Training dates: Friday, August 4th through Friday, October 13th
Training Times: 12:30-1:30 P.M.
Location: Sevier Park Community Center (meeting room with kitchen); training will occur on Sevier Park course, can also use fitness center and indoor track

Estimated number of Friends: (including staff, volunteers) 20-24 weekly

RSVPPlease 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!

Achilles Membership Print Form Achilles Membership Online Form Friends Life Handbook 2017

Graphic Combining Friends Life Logo and Achilles logos. The background is the Hope and Possibility skyline logo in purple, grassy area and trees and a sidewalk in front of the skyline with the Friends Life tandem bike logo and their name, Achilles logo in the cloud upper right, sun in upper left

Training Plan:

Training Plan Friends Life 2017