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We Are Achilles CT


Achilles encourages and supports individuals of all ages and abilities to get active.  Whether you walk, run, crutch, crank, or roll we are here to help you safely and inclusively achieve your goals.  Athletes who need a guide are paired together in local communities and exercise is tailored specifically to each athlete’s unique physical abilities and personal goals.  Some athletes just want to exercise for fun and well-being, while others are competitive and may choose to enter road races of all distances.  However you move, there is something here for you!

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Volunteers are an integral part of the Achilles community and take on numerous roles.

Many of our volunteers are experienced runners or triathletes who function as guides for an athlete during workouts and/or races. Others may choose not to run with an athlete but help with Chapter organization, fundraising, race-day logistics, and other tasks. Ask any Achilles volunteer why they do it, and you’ll hear the same answer, over and over:  they get back as much as they give, and more.

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The Connecticut Chapter of Achilles International operates under the umbrella of Achilles International, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Achilles’ Federal Tax ID is 13-3318293. The Connecticut Chapter is responsible for raising our own funds in support of our mission: we write grants, and seek sponsors along with corporate and individual donors. We welcome in-kind partnerships with community organizations whose missions are aligned with ours.  Click HERE to make a tax-deductible donation.

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About Us

Achilles International is a global, non-profit organization located in 18 countries… including the US.  We are the Connecticut Chapter, operating under the umbrella of Achilles International, headquartered in New York City.  Achilles transforms the lives of people with disabilities through athletic programs and social connection. Since our founding in 1983, 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.




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"There's nothing more fun than doing something that is impossible"

Dick Traum - Founder & Former CEO, Achilles International

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In The News

The Achilles-Eversource Hartford Lineup of Runners, Walkers and Rollers

By Grace McGuire Preparations for the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon are underway and runners are training for the big day coming on October…

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Coffee and a Great Cause Fuels Early Morning Runners

By Grace McGuire Erin Spaulding (left) with guide Michael Lo Presti (right) at her first Achilles race in the early morning Erin Spaulding stood with…

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A Weekend of Conquering Obstacles and Inspiring Others

By Grace McGuire Why not run an obstacle 5K on Saturday, then get up at 4 am the next day to run a 4 mile…

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We are thrilled to welcome Comcast as the Starting Line Sponsor of Team Achilles Connecticut in the 2022 Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon. Achilles Connecticut is a 9-year Official Charity and is honored to be supported by Comcast. Their Community Impact Program shares a similar mission of inclusion, diversity, empowerment and inspiring their customers, audiences, and employees to make a positive impact. ⏩ #AchillesStrong


We're excited to welcome back Athletic Brewing Company as a community partner of Team Achilles CT in the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon! All participants on Team Achilles CT will be emailed a 15% discount coupon off an online order of $25+ before 10/31. Our top fundraiser or fundraising team will also receive a sampler case as an in-kind donation. 👏🏻 Athletic Brewing Co. is a non-alcoholic beer company dedicated to making great-tasting craft brews, without compromise. Their lineup of styles lets you enjoy the taste and experience of refreshing craft beer without sacrificing your performance, passions, health, or good taste. They’re fit for all times, made for all palates, and enjoyed by anyone who loves a great beer. Athletic Brewing is available in stores across all 50 states and at Check out their store finder to see where Athletic is available near you. #fitforalltimes #achillesct


Great job today Team Achilles CT! Strong headwinds didn’t stop our athletes and their guides…nor did they take down our tent. 💪🏻💨



Contact Us!

Achilles International- Connecticut Chapter –

Contact the President

Mailing Info

PO Box 2302
Branford, CT 06405

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Evenings by appointment only

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