News - 26th February 2019

Achilles New Zealand

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The vision of Achilles New Zealand is to provide New Zealanders with disabilities the opportunity to participate alongside able-bodied athletes in local, national and international events. Local runners who would like to help support others and become involved with Achilles are very welcome. Assistance with guiding is provided. 


John from Achilles:

Welcome to our two newest Achilles NZ Chapters – Achilles Dunedin and Achilles Whangarei. Contact these chapters to find out their launch dates and join in on their regular Training Sessions.

Whangarei Chapter Leader – Craig Jessop –

Dunedin Chapter Leader – Stacey Pearson –

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Achilles New Zealand will have assistance available to members at all of the events (see link below). If you would like to participate please make contact with the Achilles Contact listed and we will help to coordinate your entry requirements and match you up with either a guide, supporter or an athlete (whichever you require). On the day we’ll arrange somewhere to meet up (before and after) and support you over whichever distance you choose.

The 55th Rotorua Marathon – Saturday 4th MAY  2018

Run for Good 

Set yourself a challenge for 2018! Why not enter the iconic Rotorua Marathon on 4 May, and at the same time raise funds for Achilles who are a Rotorua Marathon Charity Partner.

Achieve your best time, aim for a new distance, or even participate for the first time – you can walk or run and there is a course for every level – Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 5km Fun Run! Enter as an individual, a family or a team, and join the wider Achilles team of runners and help fundraise to make a real difference to a great cause.


The Rotorua Marathon has offered a discount for parkrunners: 

 Rotorua Marathon – Register & Save - 10% Discount on all events with parkrun

Join thousands of runners and walkers on Saturday, 4th May 2019 to compete in the 55th Rotorua Marathon, Half, Quarter or 5.5k fun run.

Use the code: parkrun19 to receive a 10% discount on your registration fee.


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