February may be frigid, but the hearts and limbs of Philly Achilles are hot to trot. Despite February 13th being one of the coldest days of the year, the chapter met for a workout and a Hot Chocolate Social (with bonus Rice Krispie treats.) A solid team of the toughest (or craziest!) runners set out for distances of up to 12 miles. The slightly saner members did their workouts indoors on treadmills or with weights.
Achilles Philly is excited to travel to Pittsburgh for our Annual Destination Race – this year it will be the Pittsburgh Hope & Possibility Race® on April 9th. Seven athletes are making the trip with guides and enthusiastic support. We are looking forward to a carb loading dinner the night before with the Pittsburgh chapter.
Bookin’ for Lookin’ is a race supporting Foundation Fighting Blindnes (FFB) and Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (BCABVI). It was founded by Achilles Philly member Mark McCowan. The race is April 17th and is a great crossover event with our chapter.
The Philadelphia Broad Street Run is May 1st. Our chapter currently has six athletes planning to master the 10 mile run through the City of Brotherly Love. We are working on guide pairings and goals. If any of you outlanders are planning to come for the race, please reach out to see if we can assist. (Please note, Broad Street does not allow handcycles. It allows push rims.)
The date has been set for the 2016 Achilles Philly Gala: Saturday August 6th. Save the date! More details to come!
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