Achilles International New Zealand provides New Zealanders with disabilities the opportunity to participate alongside able-bodied athletes in local mainstream events, like Round the Bays, Taupo Half Marathon and Wellington Marathon (and more), as well as at high-profile international events like the New York Marathon.
latest news and events
FUN RUN EVENT
New Date: Now Thurs 04 Sept. Help raise funds for our New York Marathon Team - and have fun doing it. Only 5km, runners and walkers are welcome, and there are awesome prizes. You could win a Sony PS4, a PUMA watch or $250 at Burger Fuel. More...
We currently have a few athletes ready to run the Dunedin Half Marathon on Sunday 14 September. If you'd like to run too please contact Peter asap.
You're invited to participate in a very special Fundraising Training Session Event for the 2014 New York Marathon Team in Auckland - Sunday 21 Sept. More...
2014 NEW YORK
Meet our team for the New York Marathon, 2014. They're an awesome bunch of determined and inspiring athletes, and all very excited about this trip of a lifetime. More...
BECOME A MEMBER
Anyone of any age with a disability who wants to run is welcome to become a member of the Achilles Track Club of New Zealand. More...
SUNDAY TRAINING SESSIONS
We meet each fortnight, on Sunday mornings, to put our athletes and their guides through their paces. You're welcome to join us. More...
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
We need lots of help to achieve our goals, so whatever skills, resources and/or time you can offer we'd love to hear from you. More...
MAKE A DONATION
Even if you can't spare any of your time we continually need donations to keep the charity working for our athletes. More...
In New Zealand our Achilles Ambassadors not only guide disabled athletes through various marathons, but selflessly help us to raise awareness of the Achilles mission locally. The support and commitment that each Ambassador provides us significantly assists to enable numerous kiwi's with disabilities to enjoy the delight and self-satisfaction of participating in mainstream athletics events. Want to meet them? Come and join us...
Our wonderful Achilles NZ Ambassadors: Rachel Grunwell, Rod Dixon, Frank Bunce, Greg Boyed, Niva Retimanu and Tawera Nikau.