Our August Community Champions are Achilles Canberra.
Achilles Canberra is a club for people with a disability who get together with volunteers to enjoy the health-giving benefits of walking and running. Most members have visual impairment, and Achilles assists them to enjoy relaxed with the encouragement of friendly, trained volunteer guides. All running and walking abilities are welcome.
Achilles helps members set personal goals and achieve them within a supportive environment, whether that is running 1 kilometre or tackling a parkrun. Several Achilles members have walked or run hundreds of 5 kilometre parkruns around Lake Ginninderra. They have also participated in fun runs in Canberra and at the Orange and Sydney Running Festivals. Their most recent trip was to Dubbo Stampede.
They meet at 8 am on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month at the picnic tables between Soundy Close and Belconnen Skateboard Park, beside Lake Ginninderra. If you would like to volunteer, or you have a disability and would like to come and try, please get in touch via email [email protected]. Further information is available on their Facebook page.