Due to the severe weather forecast, all NYRR RUNCENTER events, NYRR Group Training sessions, and NYRR Striders sessions scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, have been cancelled.

Achilles Hope & Possibility (4M)


Join NYRR and Achilles International for a four-mile race 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!

Start Times

This event will feature multiple starts for athletes in various categories. The schedule of starts is as follows:

Start Time Category
8:45 a.m. Handcycles
8:50 a.m. Pushrim Wheelchairs
8:55 a.m. Achilles Freedom Team
9:00 a.m. Runners

Live Results

Live unofficial results are available during the race at liveresults.nyrr.org and in the NYRR 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. 20–
March 7
March 8–
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

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:

  • 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. T-shirt sizes are subject to availability; please note that T-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 in Central Park from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m for the four-mile race, and from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. for the 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.

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, a prize drawing, and a presentation of medals for all finishers, including kids.


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.

Sunday, June 24, 2018 9:00am

Central Park

4 Miles

Both Men and Women
Finisher Medals
Marathon Qualifier
Staggered Start



Register Now

Registration will close at 11:59pm on Saturday, June 23.


Sponsored By:

Official Athletic Footwear and Apparel Partner of NYRR


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