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Train with Achilles International


Train with Achilles International

Run and walk alongside adult athletes with disabilities during this workout in Central Park. The athletes typically run between 1.5 and 6 miles, and run a couple of common routes. If you are not familiar with the running routes in the park, you must take a look at this link before volunteering:
The most common routes are the 1.58 mile Reservoir Loop, the 1.66 mile Bridle Path, the 4.04 mile loop, the 5.14 mile lower loop and the 6.02 mile entire loop.

- There are no bathroom facilities available at the workout, so please plan accordingly.
- At the workouts, you will be paired, based on speed and distance, with an Achilles athlete and other volunteer guides. The athletes have a wide range of disabilities most of which are visual impairments and mobility issues.
- This page contains helpful tips for those have not yet run or walked with an Achilles athlete:


Achilles International's mission is to empower people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream running events in order to promote personal achievement. Specialized programs include the Achilles Freedom Team which serves wounded military personnel and veterans; Achilles Kids which provides training, race opportunities, and an in-school program for children with disabilities; the Achilles Para-triathlon Team which expands our running program into biking and swimming; Achilles Chapter workouts, plus their signature race Hope & Possibility which takes place in several cities worldwide. Click here to learn more: