CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2020 AWARD WINNERS!
|Athlete of the Year||Daniel DeJesus|
|Member of the Year||Tiffany Studer|
|Spirit of Achilles||Traver Garrity|
|Most miles logged (athlete)||Adam Fleisher & Liz Bottner/Ocala|
|Most miles logged (guides for Team Harry)||Monte Wagner, Traver Garrity, Kristen Corso & Kate Plummer|
|Most Virtual Races||Harry McKinstry & Tracy Parkin|
|Roll with It (Most flexible)||Julie Dickinson, Mike Feinberg & Carleta Maurice|
|Perseverance Award||David Alejandro & Rosita Cascudo|
|Rookie of the Year||Bruce Whitney (volunteer)Zakarai Schneider (athlete)|
|2020 Zoom-tastic Award||Jim McCollum & Ally Sega|
|Hans & Frans Award||Mike Tubiak & Celeste Sherman|
|Most likely to need roadside assistance||Stu Sherman & and Harry McKinstry|
|Top Fundraisers for Achilles CT (Swag Award)||Dianna Hyland & Nina Bryant (Renee Balbino, honorary)|
|Unsung Heroes||Patrick Turek, Aviva Elkayam, Chelsea Ferranti, David Ross, Caitlin Cunningham, Mary Drake, Paul Keating, Matthew Goldenberg|
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OUR HISTORY & MISSION
In 1976, Dick Traum, an above the knee amputee, found himself approaching middle age and out of shape. After joining a local YMCA, Dick began running – small distances at first and then, eventually several miles. Within a year, Dick became the first amputee to run the New York City Marathon. The experience was life changing, bringing a powerful sense of achievement and self-esteem. In 1983, seeking to provide that same opportunity to other people with disabilities, Dick created the Achilles Track Club, now called Achilles International.
Today, Achilles International is a global, non-profit organization operating in 25 countries including the US. Achilles transforms the lives of people with disabilities through athletic programs and social connection. Since our founding, we have empowered over 150,000 athletes of all ages and ability levels to participate in endurance events around the globe. While our programs focus on running, our main objective has always been to bring hope, inspiration, and the joys of achievement to all.
The mission of Achilles International is to transform the lives of people with disabilities through athletics and social connection. Achilles pairs athletes with disabilities and medical conditions with runners without disabilities in order to become active, set goals, and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life.
Please click the link to learn more about Achilles International.