Become a Charity Runner


Thank you for your interest in becoming a Charity Runner for the Achilles Connecticut Chapter!  We have our own athletes and volunteers raising money, plus family, friends, co-workers and others in the running community who support the mission of Achilles: to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self esteem, and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life.

The Achilles CT Chapter has a secure, ongoing fundraising platform through everydayhero Pro, which is supported by Blackbaud.  Achilles is a 501(c)3 organization and so all donations are tax-deductible.

We have some individuals who are very active and raise money through all of the events in which they participate in a year.  Others have set a goal to train for their first event of any distance following the onset of an illness or disability, and want to rally support around their goals and accomplishments.   Still others are training for events such as the Boston, Hartford, or New York City Marathons, or other endurance races, and attach their fundraising to those events.

The funds we raise through our Charity Runner program directly benefit our members.  For example, funds are used to cover future race registration fees, offset the cost of adaptive racing equipment and maintenance of the equipment, offset travel expenses to/from races, etc.  Bottom line…you run, so our athletes can get to the starting line of their races.

Please read more about the Charity Runner program below, including fundraising perks! We know there are many other charities also in need, and we so appreciate your consideration.


Individuals will build a personal fundraising page through our everydayhero Pro account; your personal donors who make a secure, online donation receive an automated thank you note for tax purposes. Funds are distributed directly to the Achilles CT Chapter.  Donors can also make checks payable directly to Achilles CT Chapter on your behalf, and those offline donations will be applied to your fundraising campaign.

Achilles CT Chapter will pay or reimburse your race registration fee after fundraising the minimum amounts below:

  • $250 for a marathon
  • $200 for a half marathon
  • $100 for a 5K

If you become a Charity Runner and do not hit your minimum fundraising goals, you will be responsible for your own registration.  Once you confirm your participation, you will be sent instructions to set up your own personal fundraising page.

 Fundraise for Achilles CT and receive the following:

  • Cool Achilles CT long-sleeve shirt or hat (your choice)
  • Invitation to our Team Achilles tent at select races across CT
  • Invitation to our Team Achilles tent and port-a-lets at the Eversource Hartford Marathon (for Official Charity Runners only)
  • Free ticket to our Team Dinner and Pep-Rally before the Eversource Hartford Marathon (for Official Charity Runners only)

For questions or to confirm your participation as a Charity Runner, please email