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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.  2023 marks the 40th Anniversary of the founding of Achilles International and the 10 year revival of the Connecticut Chapter.  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

Team Achilles CT exceeds their goals at the 2022 Eversource Hartford Marathon & Half Marathon

By Grace McGuire It was 7am and among the tired eyes there was only clapping and cheering as Erin Spaulding’s megaphone battled the loudspeaker to…

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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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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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