May 10, 2012: Achilles Ottawa running group take parts in a training session run in Ottawa. Ottawa Race Weekend has included a new category to help blind and visually impaired runners to participate in the 10k race.    DAVE CHAN for The Globe and MailWelcome to the Achilles Ottawa home page. Achilles Ottawa is a national capital-based running club which provides runners who are blind and visually impaired with a community of support. Athletes with a visual impairment of all levels and backgrounds are encouraged to train and compete alongside sighted guide runners in a supportive team environment. By bringing together athletes who are sighted and visually impaired, we hope to support runners in pursuing their potential as athletes and as individuals, and to leverage running in promoting a vision of inclusion.

Meet Mikhail Gorbounov – Champion for Achilles

November 2017  On most Thursday nights throughout the year, a group of runners meet at the home of Mikhail Gorbounov and his wife Olga in the Canada’s capital city.  Runners of various speeds and abilities complete their runs along the canal or through the neighbourhood streets and then enjoy each other’s company around Mikhail’s table, …

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Achilles Ottawa: Paint Nite for runDisney

Come join us for an evening of panting! Achilles Ottawa will be hosting a Paint Nite at the Royal Oak at 117 Centrepointe drive on June 2nd 7:00pm-9:00pm to support out trip to our first runDisney event in January 2017.  Our team of 8 participants are selling tickets for $45 and they can be purchased at https://paintnite.com/events/1073234.html.  The ticket price …

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Making Sense of Mistakes

This past Saturday, February 21, Josh and I raced in a 3000 metre indoor competition held at the Dome, the 400 metre indoor track here in Ottawa. It didn’t go well, as I dropped out a mile into the race. I’ve dropped out a couple of times over the years … other than in the …

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NYC Fundraiser

Achilles Ottawa is a club whose vision is to empower runners who are blind and visually impaired along with their guides in an environment of support. The club mirrors Achilles International, a non-profit organization formed by Dick Traum in 1983 which today has chapters and members in over 70 countries.  Achilles International supports athletes with …

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