Achilles International Houston

About
The Houston Chapter of Achilles International welcomes all people with disabilities to the wonderful world of RUNNING! To us, running means any form of forward locomotion - conventional running, walking, wheeling, or swinging through crutches!

Mission
Our mission is to enable people with disabilities to participate in mainstream running in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self-esteem and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life.

Description
In 1983 Dick Traum became the first amputee to run the New York City Marathon. The experience was life changing, bringing a powerful sense of achievement and self-esteem. Seeking to provide that same opportunity to other people with disabilities, Dick created the Achilles Track Club, now called Achilles International.

Today, this non-profit organization has chapters and members in over 65 locatio... See More
General Information
Achilles is a non-profit organization that partners able-bodied runners (VOLUNTEERS) with physically-challenged athletes 

Our goals are to welcome Achilles athletes to the wonderful world of running, promote camaraderie, encourage and build self-confidence, and have FUN!

Membership is absolutely free.

VOLUNTEERS: As an Achilles volunteer, you function as a member’s eyes, ears, guide, and motivator. You can participate in many ways, and commit as much, or as little, as your schedule allows.
If you are interested in becoming a VOLUNTEER GUIDE, on ANY level, please contact Bernie Tretta: btretta@gmail.com or Paola Ferrari: pmferrari@sbcglobal.net

ATHLETES: We encourage everyone with a disability or physical challenge to participate 
• Challenges include, but are not limited to, amputation, cerebral palsy, cancer, multiple sclerosis, organ transplants, paraplegia, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and visual impairment. 
 

Hours Notes: 
Event-based
VA Disability Rating Requirement: 
Discharges Allowed: 

Events & Blogs

February 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

February 28, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

March 7, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

March 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

March 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

March 28, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

April 4, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

April 11, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

April 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

April 25, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

May 2, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

May 9, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm