Organization: Achilles International
Location: 9 E 89th St New York, NY 10128
RSVP Deadline: March. 9, 2015
TASK: Volunteers will run, walk, or jog alongside athletes with disabilities during this workout in Central Park. Non-runners can support the athletes by walking and socializing with non-running participants or by walking athletes’ guide dogs.
BACKGROUND: Achilles International has chapters and members in over 70 countries. Every day, in parks, gyms, and tracks all over the world, Achilles provides athletes with disabilities with a community of support. Able-bodied volunteers and disabled runners come together to train in an environment of support and community. Within this community, runners gain measurable physical strength and build confidence through their sense of accomplishment, which often transfers to other parts of their life.