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!

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
Kid's Race Info

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 youth events before race day.

Entertainment

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.

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