Schedule of Events 2020

U-Haul Presents Achilles Nashville 7th Annual Hope & Possibility® Virtual Race

  • September 11-13, 2020 U-Haul Keep It Moving Challenge (Triple Challenge Race Series with Achilles CT, Nashville, NJ Virtual Races)
  • September 12-19, 2020 U-Haul Presents Achilles Nashville Hope & Possibility® 1-Miler and 5-Miler

Virtual Race Village Program (Nashville Chapter):

  • September 12, 2020 – Kick off the virtual race week (for the Nashville Hope & Possibility® 1-Miler & 5-Miler presented by U-Haul)

Schedule of Virtual Kick-Off Program includes:

Thank You U-Haul: U-Haul is the Title Sponsor of this year’s race. Achilles Nashville is grateful to U-Haul for their support of our race, along with other Achilles Chapters that they support, and for the efforts they have in place to employ veterans and people with disabilities.

Emily Glasser: Listen to Achilles International CEO from NY headquarters talk briefly about Achilles and thank folks for their support of chapters.

Melanie Yappen: 
Melanie Yappen was one of the founders, along with Sarah Hart, of the Achilles Nashville Chapter. Listen as she shares a little about the H&P race over the years, how this one will be different but still of equal importance to our community and our chapter…..

John Lavey: Listen as John Lavey, Achilles President, addresses the current state of our chapter, highlighting our current practices and implementing all the safety measures, and what it means to our athletes to have practices, and the importance of the race.

Trisha Meili: Trisha is the inspiration behind all the Hope & Possibility® Races with Achilles. Trisha shares how this race came to be and the importance of it in today’s times.

Minna Singer: Before you set out to do your run/ walk/ roll, join Minna in a 10 minute pre-race stretch

Jen Schott: Jen Schott, local singer-songwriter and national recording artist sings our national anthem

Steve Tudor (Nashville Striders): Get ready for your race pep talk and virtual countdown to start the race….

Post Race and/ or More Running:

Christine Tarkenton: Christine has put together a virtual yoga workout to help you relax and recovery!