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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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The day I redeemed myself

Last time I ran this race was September 2012, I had been hoping to run it in 2013 but had been hospitalized not long before race day and was released the Friday of the race so that wasn’t going to happen which I found quite disappointing. Last time I ran it I finished in 41:23 …

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Achilles Ottawa Athletes Brave the Rain for a Summer Celebration

Grey skies and a rainy forecast didn’t deter Achilles athletes from gathering in Vincent Massey Park on Saturday morning, August 16. What brought them together was, at least on the day, more powerful than the allure of physical exercise. For weeks, the ongoing joke among our members has been that Achilles Ottawa is becoming a …

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Gaston’s Marathon Run

This is an article that was published by The Ottawa Citizen about one of our runners and his quest to run the Ottawa Race Weekend Marathon.   For Gaston Bédard, who is both deaf and blind, running in his first marathon in 30 years will be a team effort. The 61-year-old from Aylmer, Que., is …

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Achilles Athletes Participate in Introductory Soccer Clinic

On Wednesday July 3, Achilles Ottawa athletes opted out of their regular weekly group run in favour of an opportunity to be introduced to five-aside soccer for athletes who are visually impaired.                Rozalia Cervenan, who is employed by the Eastern Ontario District Soccer Association as a Special Projects Officer, was one of three EODSA …

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IPC Athletics World Championships

Two of our own, Jon Dunkerley and Jason Dunkerley, are among 32 athletes who were named on Monday June 24 to the IPC Athletics World Championship team. The IPC Athletics World Championships will be taking place from July 20 to 29 in Lyon, France. Jon will be competing in the 400m and 800m T11 races …

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Achilles Athlete Participating in Canada Day Noon Show

An Achilles Ottawa member and 2014 Paralympic hopeful, Margarita Gorbounova, will take part in the Canada Day Noon Show on Parliament Hill. She and three other Sochi Paralympic and six Olympic hopefuls will make an appearance on stage during the event. OTTAWA, June 28, 2013 – Canada Day 2013 promises to be exciting for the …

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Ottawa Race Weekend 2013

On Saturday evening May 25, a number of Achilles Ottawa athletes and their guides took to Ottawa’s streets among 10,500 other competitors for the ten kilometre event at the 39th Ottawa Race Weekend, sponsored by Tamarack Homes. Ottawa Race Weekend organizers built on the energy from last year’s event, in which nearly 30 blind and …

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