WELCOME TO ACHILLES INTERNATIONAL NEW ZEALAND
Achilles International New Zealand provides New Zealanders with disabilities the opportunity to participate alongside able-bodied athletes in local mainstream events like Cigna Round the Bays, Taupo Half Marathon, the Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington Marathons (and more), as well as the high-profile international New York Marathon.
LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS
Additional Taupo information
There are a few new things that Achilles are looking at doing this year, this includes:
Extra Auckland Sunday Training
Calling all Auckland guides....
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
Between now and the New York Marathon on Sunday 6 November we’re going to be meeting a little earlier before the normal 8.00 am Training Session so that we can help our New York Athletes get some miles in their legs to help them prepare for the Marathon.
We’re starting on Sunday 5 June with our first one - meeting at 7.15 am in the AUT Millennium carpark to do 60 mins on the road prior to the session at 8.00am.
Please arrive 5-10 mins early so that we’re good to go for a 7.15 am start.
Each fortnight we’ll post the meeting time. There will be a map to follow, and an easy out and back course.
THE MORE GUIDES WE HAVE - THE MORE HELP & SUPPORT WE CAN GIVE OUR ATHLETES!
Below is the plan for training - any questions in relation to this, please contact Kiri.
Achilles NZ at Cigna Round the Bays 2016 in Wellington
Achilles NZ is the official charity of Cigna Round the Bays in Wellington.
The team of around 60 athletes and guides participated in Cigna Round the Bays 2016 coming together from all over NZ, to join our primary sponsor Cigna New Zealand, participating across all the distances from the 6.5km, 10km or the Cigna Achilles Half Marathon. Great fun was had by all - special thanks to Cigna New Zealand as our primary sponsor, but also to Champion System New Zealand for our new t-shirts. See pictures below or our Facebook page for more.
As well as participating in the event, the team raised funds for the charity through their Give-A-Little pages and generated over $1000 - awesome effort all around!
Most of our 2016 Achilles Team is now assembled for this year’s TCS New York Marathon which will be held on Sunday 6 November 2016. The athletes and their guides will be taking on the challenge of participating with 50,000 others in the biggest and best marathon in the world - New York!
The annual Taupo Marathon offers Full, Half & Quarter Marathon options, plus a 5.5km Fun Run & Walk on Saturday 30 April 2016. You can join the Achilles team now...
A new flatter course, which offers Half marathon, 10km & 5km events all on a flat course and ideally suited for those in wheelchairs on handcranks. You can join the Achilles team now by clicking on the above registration link.
Anyone of any age with a disability who wants to get moving is welcome to become a member of Achilles International New Zealand. More...
We meet each fortnight, on Sunday mornings, to put our athletes and their guides through their paces. You're welcome to join us. More...
Members can be assisted at a wide range of running events all across NZ, and we'll match you up with the support you need. More...
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...
Even if you can't spare any of your time we always need donations to keep the charity working for our athletes. More...
We love it when our people - be they athletes or volunteer helpers - get themselves into the news. Check out our recent Media Mentions
MEET ACHILLES NEW ZEALAND'S AMBASSADORS
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 a wide variety of disabilities to enjoy the delight and self-satisfaction of participating in mainstream athletics events. Want to meet them? Come and join us...
Ambassadors: Jaden Movold, Frank Bunce, Rachel Grunwell, Greg Boyed, Tawera Nikau, Niva Retimanu, Rod Dixon, Nadine Chalmers-Ross, Garth Bray, Corin Dann