Our Mission: “To enable people who have a disability to enjoy the health giving benefits of walking and running with volunteers in a supportive social environment. This partnership creates opportunities to set and achieve life-changing goals.”
Becoming a Member
Whether you have a disability or want to volunteer to guide a person who has a disability, you’re welcome to become a member of the Achilles Running Club. You'll enjoy:
Volunteer your time
We need lots of help to achieve our goals, so whatever skills, resources and/or time you can offer we'd love to hear from you.
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Achilles members will be participating in the following upcoming events
Sydney Harbour 10k - Sunday 10th July 2016
Achilles Bush Walk - Saturday 23rd July 2016
Sun Herald City to Surf - Sunday 14th August 2016
Sydney Running Festival - Sunday 18th September 2016
Achilles 20 year celebration - Sunday 23rd October 2016
Sydney - Training this week Sunday 17th July is at The Art Gallery in the Domain, meeting at 8am sharp.
Melbourne - Regular training is on again on Sunday 17th July at 8:30am, meet at the fountain, corner Linlithgow Ave and St Kilda Rd.
Next Bushwalk – 23rd July
The next bushwalk on Saturday 23 July, sees us returning to the Ku-Ring-Gai national park to complete what we started last time and finish the back end of the track up to Mt Ku-Ring-Gai train station.
We start this walk at the North Turramurra entrance of Mount Ku-Ring-Gai National Park (Bobbin Head Road). The terrain begins with a wide, undulating fire trail but the general direction is down as we make our way in to Bobbin Head. This will give us a well-paced start to the walk (last time we ended on this section of the trail).
As we near the Bobbin Head Marina there is a technical downhill section on single track which your guides will help you negotiate. At the bottom we can reward ourselves to a hot drink at the Marina Coffee Shop before continuing on through Apple Tree Bay.
We'll join the Berowra Track before turning on to Mt Ku-Ring-Gai Track which has some beautiful single track sections as it winds up to Mt Ku-Ring-Gai station where the walk ends. We'll stop for a picnic lunch on the way so make sure you pack a sandwich and some snacks and bring plenty of water for the trip. Water can be refilled at Bobbin Head Marina but will not be available for the latter part of the walk.
20 Year Anniversary – Call for Raffle Prizes
This year marks 20 years of Achilles Sydney! Over this time we have grown from a small group of 3 in Sydney, to a wide reaching charity with recently opened chapters in Melbourne and Canberra. Whilst part of the global Achilles International charity, we are financially independent and reliant on donations and limited government grants. Given the special occasion this year, and to celebrate the expansion of Achilles nationally, we are looking to hold a raffle to raise much needed funds for the club. All funds raised go directly to the club, primarily to cover entry costs for events (including transport and accommodation when needed) and the more funds we raise the more members we can enter in walking and running events throughout the year.
To assist us in raising as much money as possible for the club we are seeking donations for a handful of high value prizes such as accommodation, dinner, hotel / spa breaks, golf days, sporting tickets. The bigger the better but we may also be able to accept smaller prizes that we can bundle together.
We are asking all of our members if you are in a position to donate a prize or put us in contact with someone who may be able to assist.
The raffle will be held on 23 October 2016 at our 20 Year Anniversary Celebration.
We will be promoting our raffle through our various social media platforms, on our website and through the selling of raffle tickets and promotion of the raffle in workplaces throughout Sydney. Can you let us know if you would be willing to sell raffle tickets on our behalf prior to the Anniversary celebration?
Listen to Achilles Interview on 2RDJ-FM
A radio interview with Stephen, Enrique and Ellis aired on 22nd May for Stars Of Tomorrow on 2RDJ-FM.
Click here to listen
Membership is also now due, please use this form to renew - Click Here
If you would like to find out more about becoming an Achilles Member or Volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org