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Achilles Hope & Possibility (4M)

 

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."

This event offers kids’ races as well, open to young athletes with disabilities as well as able-bodied youth runners.

Event hashtag: #GoAchilles—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

Live unofficial results are available during the race in the NYRR Mobile App. Features include leaderboards, map tracking, and an individual runner search that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and get unofficial results right after the race!

Course Info

The course is the four-mile Central Park "inner loop."

Mile 1: Start on East Drive near East 68th Street and run north, ascending Cat Hill.

Mile 2: Continue north and and pass Engineers' Gate (East 90th Street). Turn left onto the 102nd Street Transverse.

Mile 3: Turn left on West Drive and run south through a series of three rolling hills as you pass the Reservoir on your left.

Mile 4: Enjoy a downhill, then a flat section. Finish near The Tavern on the Green.

Entry Fees

*The NYRR Specialty Members category includes New York Road Runners members in the following levels: Junior, Senior, Armed Service, Collegiate, and NYRR Youth Programs Leads and Assistants.
CategoryFeb. 8–21Feb. 22–
June 24
NYRR Member$18 $23
NYRR Specialty Members*$10$15
NYRR Member Plus$18$23
NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member$18$23
NYRR 10K Member$0$0
NYRR Friend (non-members)$33$37
NYRR Friend–Junior$15$20

Kids' Races

Kids' races (ages 2–12) begin at 10:30 a.m., and all kids should line up for their race on Center Road by 10:30 a.m. Registration is free for all participants.

Please note that parents/guardians of children ages 5 and older will not be permitted to enter the course; all parents should meet their children after their races in the reunion area and must have the claim tag located on the bottom of their bib number. No child will be released to an adult without a claim tag.

Check out our guidelines for NYRR kids' races before race day.

Number Pickup & Registration

Numbers (which include your timing tag) and shirts for adults and kids may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:

  • Sunday, June 18, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, June 19, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 20, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 21, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, June 22, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 23, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, June 24, 8:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. 

Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your race materials. If you're unable to pick up your race materials, a friend or family member can pick up for you; the person will need to know your full name and date of birth. Shirt sizes are subject to availability; please note that shirts may not be available at race-day pickup.

On race day, pickup will be at Race-Day Central in Central Park from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Check back soon for a course map. If you pick up on race day, please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race-Day Central to the start.

Bag check, located on Center Road in Central Park, will be open from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. If you wish to check a bag, please allow additional time for bag check and security.


Code of Conduct | Rules of Competition | Race Procedures | Run Clean


Post-Race Festival

Plan to stop by the Naumberg Bandshell for the post-race festival, featuring entertainment, raffle prizes, and a presentation of medals for all finishers, including kids.

Awards

There are no age-group awards for this race. Achilles International will present awards specifically for athletes with disabilities in various categories.

Provided a minimum of seven participants finish in each of the following categories, cash prizes will be awarded after results are finalized:

  • Pushrim Wheelchair
  • Handcycle
  • Power Chair
  • Ambulatory Disabled
  • Above Knee Ambulatory
  • Below Knee Ambulatory
  • Double Amputee
  • Visually Impaired
  • Open (Able-bodied)

Participants may not pass the lead vehicle, which will maintain a consistent pace.


Follow The MTA's Weekender schedule to plan your race-day transportation.

If you bike to the race, please follow our bike parking guidelines.

All race information is subject to change.

DATE
Sunday, June 25, 2017 9:00am

LOCATION
Central Park

DISTANCE
4 Miles

Download Course Map (PDF)

Interactive Course Map

RACE TYPES
Both Men and Women
Finisher Medals
Kids
Marathon Qualifier
Scored
Staggered Start

EVENT HASHTAG
#GoAchilles

RACE STATUS
Near Capacity

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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Saturday, June 24.

 

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