2016 VicHealth Outdoor/Active Recreation Initiative of the Year Award
Achilles Melbourne – Running Club
Achilles Melbourne is a running club for people with disability that brings athletes and able bodied volunteers together to train in a supportive, friendly, and safe environment. Though this chapter welcomes people of all abilities, Achilles Melbourne has a particular focus on guiding and supporting runners who are blind or have low vision. Achilles Melbourne is the only running club of its kind in Victoria. Since its inception in March 2016, Achilles Melbourne has grown to a membership of 14 blind runners, 20 full-time volunteer guides and guide-dog minders, and another 20 casual volunteers. It is an incorporated club and affiliated with Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria.
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