Achilles International is a worldwide organisation whose mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics, promote personal achievement, and enhance self-esteem and lower barriers. Achilles NZ is a charitable organisation registered with the New Zealand Charities Commission.

A huge THANK YOU to Cigna New Zealand

The Cigna Round the Bays event in Wellington on 22 Feb was AWESOME. The whole day was brilliantly organised and all of our 31 athletes completed their distances. Absolutely everyone had a great time. Read more and share our thanks to the entire Cigna team here...

New: Training available now in ROTORUA

Starting on Sunday morning 29 March we are very pleased to now be able to offer fortnightly training sessions in Rotorua. Learn more...


Meet our first athletes for New York Marathon Team

Every year we send a team to represent Achilles NZ at the prestigious New York Marathon. So far we have three athletes confirmed for 2015 and you can meet them all here...

This years event will be held on 01 November and if you want to be part of this team there's still time. Please make contact with Peter Loft to get more information as soon as possible.

And if you'd like to support them with a donation we now have a fresh Give-A-Little page here...

Run it with a Charity Entry

If you would like to run in this event but haven't been selected in the lottery or completed the qualifier races then all you need to do is raise US$3000 for Achilles NZ and we (as an official bronze charity) can provide you a guaranteed Charity Entry. Contact Peter Loft for details.

Help our Two Legends, one athlete and that other fella

Help our team raise funds for Oxfam. Learn more about the Trailwalker and donate today...

If you have any suggestions or stories for upcoming Memos please email Kiri.

The Achilles Team

March 2015

Training Sessions available to all

At our fortnightly Sunday morning Achilles Training Sessions everyone is welcome and they're always free. Whether you're an athlete, a guide, a volunteer or just keen to make some new friends - come along and join us (bring a friend or two if you like) and make sure you allow a little time for a coffee and chat afterwards.


8.00am Start, Sunday 22 Mar - from AUT Millennium, Antares Place, Mairangi Bay, North Shore. Contact Mike Lloyd on 021-0449428 or email Mike.


8.00am Start, Sunday 22 Mar - from Karaka Café (Wharewaka Function Centre) Odlins Square, 15 Jervois Quay, Wellington Waterfront. Contact Naomie Lye on 021-456902 or email Naomie.


9.00am Start, Sunday 22 Mar - Antigua Boat Shed Cafe, Cambridge Tce. Contact Heather McGill on 021-2126321 or email Heather.


8.00am Start, Sunday 29 Mar - Sound Shell car park, Lakefront Reserve, Memorial Drive. Contact Glennys on 027-3644440 or email Glennys

All volunteers are very welcome and assistance with guiding will be given. Visit our website to learn more our free training sessions

And please remember to wear your Achilles t-shirt to all training sessions!

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