Richard Hunter, a visually impaired athlete, has invited Philly Achilles to participate in the California International Marathon on December 3, 2017. This is a point-to-point course with a net downhill put on by the Sacramento Running Association. Many of our athletes who are participating in this event hope to qualify for the Boston Marathon here at CIM.
Come to Central Park and share in the spirit that brings together athletes with disabilities and able-bodied athletes. Run four miles with New York Road Runners and earn your finisher medal, all while supporting the mission of Achilles International: “To enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream running events in order to promote personal achievement.”
Central Park, New York, New York
The Philadelphia Parks and Recreation 2017 Blue Cross Broad Street Run will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 8 AM. The course is a 10-mile, point-to-point course (named one of the fastest 10-mile courses in the country by Runner’s World) that starts at the Central High School Athletic Field at Broad Street and Somerville Avenue. The course is a pleasing run past the varied neighborhoods of Philadelphia along Broad Street. The race finishes inside the Philadelphia Navy Yard at the end of Broad Street in South Philadelphia.
This annual race, organized by Philly Achilles own Mark McCowan, is celebrating its 5th year!!
Their mission is to raise awareness in our community about individuals who deal with various eye conditions. They strive to provide funds to support non-profit organizations conducting vision research, education or patient care. Through their efforts to help these organizations, they serve to help improve the quality of life for people with visual impairments. It is their vision within the near future that our collaborative efforts will help make a difference by restoring sight in all people.
The purpose of the healthy and fitness related event is to raise awareness and raise money for two fantastic organizations: The Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (BCABVI) and the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB). Contributions will continue to help finance much-needed research and researchers seeking to find a cure for blindness and sight restoration. In addition, this event promotes a healthy, friendly atmosphere among all the participants, sponsors, volunteers, and community in support of our cause.
Council Rock High School North, Newtown, PA
8 Miles, 5K, or 1-mile fun run
We are proud to be an official charity partner of the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend November 20-22, 2015! We will have several members running in the various races this year! If interested in volunteering, guiding, or running as an athlete, email firstname.lastname@example.org.