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Achilles Hope & Possibility Walk (1M)

 

Join NYRR and Achilles International for a one-mile walk through Central Park, celebrating the spirit that brings together athletes with disabilities and able-bodied athletes.

Achilles International was established in 1983 with a mission to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream running events in order to promote personal achievement.

Visit the Achilles International web site to learn more about the organization and to make a donation.

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

Course Info

The walk will begin on Central Park's East Drive at approximately 68th Street and head south. It will loop around the bottom of Central Park and continue north on West Drive. You will finish by Tavern on the Green. The course is flat to gently rolling throughout.

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.
CategoryMay 8–21May 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-member)$33$37
NYRR Friend–Junior$15$20

Number Pickup & Registration

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

  • Saturday, June 16, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 17, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, June 18, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 21, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 22, 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 23, 8:00 a.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. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on race day. Race-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time. Shirt sizes are subject to availability; please note that shirts may not be available at race-day pickup.

If you're unable to pick up your race materials, a friend or family member can pick up for you; the person will need your QR code (printed or digitally). This policy is in effect only for our weekly races, and not for the TCS New York City Marathon.

On race day, pickup will be at Race-Day Central at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m for the walk. 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.

Post-Race Festival

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

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DATE
Sunday, June 24, 2018 9:30am

LOCATION
Central Park

DISTANCE
1 Mile

Download Course Map (PDF)

RACE TYPES
Both Men and Women
Non-Scored
Walk

EVENT HASHTAG
#GoAchilles

RACE STATUS
Completed

 

Sponsored By:

Title Sponsor
Official Athletic Footwear and Apparel Partner of NYRR

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