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 & Wellington Marathon (and more), as well as at high-profile international events like the New York Marathon.
latest news and events
JOIN THE TEAM
CIGNA RTB 2015
We're putting together a great team for the Cigna Round-the-Bays event (in Wellington on 22 Feb 15) and we'd love it if you'd like to join us. Meet the team so far here...
HOW YOU CAN
The Cigna Round-the-Bays event happens in Wellington 22 February and we'd love for all of our Achilles supporters to get involved. Here's a few ideas on how you can...
Our team for the New York Marathon, 2014 have returned triumphantly, with all eight athletes completing the event and bringing home new found self-belief. 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 always need donations to keep the charity working for our athletes. More...
ACHILLES NZ IN THE NEWS
We love it when our people - be they athletes or volunteer helpers - get themselves into the news. Check out our recent Media Mentions
MAJOR ANNUAL EVENTS
Our annual Hope & Possibility 5km event is a great way for disabled athletes to participate in a dedicated athletic event. Learn 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.