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Achilles Hope & Possibility (4M)


This event, which brings together athletes with disabilities and able-bodied athletes, is a celebration of running with a very special message. Cash prizes (details below), free T-shirts for kids, medals for all finishers (four-mile race and the kids' races) and surprises make this annual event a local favorite. Kids’ races traditionally include many participants with disabilities as well.

Event hashtag: #GoAchilles—use it in your public tweets and Instagrams to be automatically entered into the NYRR Social Hashtag Challenge to win prizes!

Live Results

Live unofficial results are available during the race at 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 because the system works great on mobile devices, you can get unofficial results right after the race!

Course Info

Check back soon for information on the course, as well as a course map.

Entry Fees

Accepted forms of payment include: credit card, check, and money order. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept cash payments.
CategoryFeb. 17-
March 1
March 2-
June 25
Event Day
NYRR Members$18 $23$25
Jr./Sr. Members$10$15 $20
Armed Services Veterans Members$10$15 $20
Active Duty Military Members$10$15 $20
Jr. Non-members$15$20$25

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. The entry fee is $6 in advance and $8 on race day. 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 Running Annex at 322 Columbus Avenue (between West 75th and West 76th streets) on the following dates.

  • Monday, June 20, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 22, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, June 23, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 24, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, June 25, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Shirt size is subject to availability; please note that shirts may not be available at race-day pickup. Please pick up on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday to avoid crowds. On race day, pickup will be at Race-Day Central in Central Park (see course map) from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. (adults' four-mile race) and from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. (kids' races). If you pick up on race day, please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get from Race-Day Central to the start.

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, date of birth, and T-shirt size.

Bag check, located at 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

Post-Race Festival

Plan to attend the post-race festival. Details of activities are coming soon.


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.

Use MTA Trip Planner to plan your trip.

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

All race information is subject to change.

Sunday, June 26, 2016 9:00am

Central Park

4 Miles

Both Men and Women
Finisher Medals
Marathon Qualifier
Staggered Start


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Registration will close at 11:59pm on Saturday, June 25.


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