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
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...
SIGN UP FOR
If you are interested in being part of Achilles team for the 2015 Los Angeles Marathon (to be held on March 15th), please contact Peter now. More...
IN THE NEWS
We love it when one of our people - be they an athlete or volunteer helper - gets themselves onto the TV or into the news. Check out our recent Media Mentions.
Achilles Ambassador Rachel Grunwell (who will soon be running the NY Marathon with Mike Lloyd) and friend Saatchi Goldwater are launching a fitness and health website with great recipes and tips from fitness and health experts (our very own Kiri Price gives a great tip in this Kale Juice recipe attached!). Like Inspired Health’s FaceBook page if you’re interested in following their great recipes, health & fitness tips.
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.