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Achilles CT is one of the 65 chapters of Achilles International
. Achilles International CT Chapter provides the opportunity for disabled athletes throughout the state to return to, or enter, mainstream athletic events.
For 2014 Achilles International CT Chapter is an Official Charity Partner of the NU Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon. As people register for the 2014 NU Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon they can designate the Chapter to receive an online donation.
Our amazing athetes, and volunteer guides they are sometimes paired with, have participated in running events, duathlons and triathlons throughtout Connecticut. At the Cheshire Half Marathon, there were athletes competing who are paralyzed and raced in a wheelchair, are visually impaired, and who are recovering from severe physical trauma. At the Madison triathlon, an athlete competed on a prostetic leg, athletes with impaired vision and coordination due to TBI crossed the finish line arm and arm with their guides. At the Hartford Marathon in October 2013, there were athletes using handcycles for the first time in the race's history, with newly created divisions for physically challenged athletes! Our athletes train. Our athletes persevere. Our athletes inspire!
Through your generous donation, you will help support Achilles International CT Chapter in numerous ways. Donations will be used to pay for race registrations to get our athletes to the starting line of local races in CT. Donations will help offset the expenses needed to purchase adaptive racing equipment so our athletes can train and participate in events. Your donation will be used in so many ways to support athletes with disabilities work toward achieving their goals and fulfilling their dreams, without letting their disability stop them, or define them!