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
Cigna Kids Waterfront Fun Run
Join Cigna and Achilles athletes, including Achilles Kids Ambassador Jaden Movold, at next week’s Cigna Kids Fun Run.
The day will have a festive atmosphere with Cigna staff running a variety of stalls providing food and activities for a gold coin donation, with all proceeds donated to Cigna’s official charity Achilles New Zealand.
When: Thursday 20- October, 4:30pm
Where: Waitangi Park, Wellington
Cost: $10 to enter
For more information please click here
For the Cigna media release, please click here.
Charity Quiz Fundraiser, hosted by the Auckland Timber Industry Club - Thursday 20th October
The Auckland Timber Industry Club is hosting a special quiz night, all in aide of Achilles NZ and Tamati!
Please note the change in date!
When: Thursday 20th October, 7pm
Where: The Remuera Club, 27-33 Ohinerau Street, Remuera
Cost: $35 each or for a full table $225 per table (8 to a table)
See the attached flyer for more options!
Hamilton Half Marathon - Sunday 2nd October
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