It's Official - We're Official - Achilles NZ have been named 'Official Charity Partner' of Sport Wellington's Cigna Round the Bays event in Wellington, running on 22 February next year - and we couldn't be more delighted.
This prestigious event will be the perfect opportunity for Achilles to get our athletes, of all ages and abilities, out there on the streets of Wellington and participating alongside all the able bodied runners and walkers taking part.
And we would love for YOU to JOIN US and help to break down the barriers that would normally make it difficult for disabled athletes to be involved.
We want to encourage EVERYONE -no matter what their ability or age- to enter the Cigna Round the Bays. If you have some form of disability that means you'd need some help to participate, then JOIN US and we'll get you to the finish line. And if you'd like to help out, either as a guide or some other form of volunteer, then we'd love for you to JOIN US too.
We'll be operating TRAINING SESSIONS in Wellington prior to the event for everyone locally. They're free to attend and everyone's welcome, and assistance in learning how to guide will be provided. We also have TRAINING SESSIONS in Auckland and Christchurch for those that live beyond our nations capitol. Learn more here...
And our friends at both Cigna and Sport Wellington are heartily encouraging anyone intending to run the Cigna Round the Bays to take that extra step and support Achilles in any way they can. You can fundraise for us during the run via Give-a-Little here...
If you can't spare the time to volunteer then Achilles need lots of financial support to keep on promoting personal achievement for our disabled athletes. Please visit our 'Give-a-Little' donations page if you think you can help us out this way.