Achilles Ottawa is a national capital-based running club which is creating a community of support for runners who are blind and visually impaired of all levels and backgrounds, as well as guide runners. Our primary objective is to bring hope, inspirations and the joys of achievement to people of all abilities.
We hold a weekly group run which brings our runners together for a workout, followed by coffee and conversation. Runners begin together, then break into smaller groups based on pace. We have guide runners who are able to meet any pace. Let’s walk, run/walk, jog or run at a faster pace together – you decide. And if you are a guide, even if it is your first time, we welcome you to join us and to give guide running a try. Afterwards, everybody is welcome to stay around to have tea or coffee and to discuss members’ workouts, how to improve the club, where our next club trip will be, or just to socialize.
Meet at The Hub, a social meeting centre belonging to the CNIB. It is located at 425 Marche Way, Unit 104, in the Lansdowne Park complex and is adjacent to the Jack Astor’s restaurant. The Hub is a secure space to leave belongs and guide dogs (tie ups, water) while we run, has washrooms and areas to change and is set up for social gatherings after the runs (kitchen and comfortable seating). The #6 and #7 buses stop on Bank Street at the entrance to Lansdowne Park; it is a short walk to The Hub from there. If you require assistance from Bank Street to The Hub, it can be provided.
Every Sunday at 10:00 am