Achilles International is a not-for-profit organization that partners able-bodied runners with athletes with disabilities.
Our mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self esteem, and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life.
Headquartered in New York, Achilles International has chapters and members in over 65 locations within the United States and abroad. Every day, in parks, gyms, and tracks all over the world, Achilles provides athletes with disabilities with a community of support.
Able-bodied volunteers and disabled runners come together to train in an environment of support and community.
Within this community, athletes gain measurable physical strength and build confidence through their sense of accomplishment, which often transfers to other parts of their lives.
To become a member of or make a donation to Achilles International CT Chapter, visit their official site.