Athletes

How does Achilles work?

Athletes are paired with a guide to develop individualized training plans, tailored specifically to each athlete’s unique physical capabilities and personal goals. The guide-athlete relationship is important for training and support on race day, and out of this relationship. trust and friendships are built as well.

Achilles CT is one of the 65 chapters of Achilles International, which is based in New York City. Achilles provides the opportunity for disabled athletes throughout the state to return to, or enter, mainstream athletic events.

Who can join Achilles CT?


Membership to Achilles is free and open to anyone with a disability, including but not limited to persons affected by: amputations, traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, autoimmune diseases, cancer, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, vision impairment, paraplegia, quadriplegia, stroke, and autism.

Do I need any experience?


No experience necessary!  Really!! Whether you are an accomplished athlete or just beginning, there is a place for you as an Achilles athlete. Our chapter participates in numerous races throughout the year with members walking, running, or handcycling their way to a personal best at each event.

How to Join Achilles CT


To become a member of Achilles International, email membership@achillesct.org   or click here