Past Events

Saturday, April 8, 2017 : NBA Young Lawyers Division 14th Annual LogicForce Race Judicata

Achilles International – Nashville was a beneficiary along with our friends at ABLE Youth in the for the NBA Young Lawyers Division 14th Annual LogicForce Race Judicata. This run offered a 5K and a 10K, both USATF certified flat out-and-back courses along the Harpeth River Greenway at Edwin Warner Park. The races began at Shelter #11 in Edwin Warner Park. A wheelchair start for both races began at 7:55 a.m. and runners began right after at 8:00 AM


Monday, April 17, 2017: Boston Marathon

Guide Harvey Freedman (on left), Athlete Stephanie Zundel (in the middle), Guide Amy Harris (on rightAchilles International – Nashville was proud to send an athlete to compete in the 121st running of the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017. Stephanie Zundel, one of our visually impaired athletes, qualified for Boston after completing the NYC Marathon in November 2017, her 1st ever marathon. Accompanying Stephanie were her guides from Nashville Achilles Chapter, Amy Harris, and Harvey Freeman. Tony Grossi from Achilles Nashville also participated in the Boston Marathon as did board member, Melanie Yappen.



Saturday, April 29, 2017: St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Guide Olaf (on the left) Athlete Michael( on the left) at the finish line of the Rock and Roll MarathonAchilles athletes and guides will be out in full force for these races. Come out and run with us or simply cheer us on.  Look for the bright yellow shirts!







Sunday, May 14, 2017:  Disney Tinkerbell Half Marathon, Anaheim, CA

Tinkerl Bell 1/2 Half marathon logoIt’s the stuff dreams are made of – Achilles athlete Chassity Choate and her guide Klare Essad participated in this extraordinary half marathon that will take them through Never Land in the spectacular Disneyland® Resort, and along the colorful streets of Anaheim. After they run, they enjoyed a day or two in the park.


Saturday, May 20, 2017: Geist Half Marathon Indianapolis, Indiana

Geist Half Marathon logoLizzy Solomon took her handcycle to the streets of Indy to participate in the 10th anniversary of Geist Lake Half Marathon.  Lizzy was accompanied on this run by Lauren Kollinger, Susie Bosquet, and Amanda Hachey. Lizzy’s mom, Amy Harris, ran the Geist and has been a participant for the past 10 years. This run goes around the beautiful Geist Lake and surrounding area. Following the run, there was some paddle boarding, jet skiing, and kayaking on the lake.