Achilles International, Freedom Team
Achilles is a rehab sports program for people with disabilities, with focus on marathon achievement.The Achilles FREEDOM TEAM of Wounded Veterans brings together wounded military for marathon competition, primarily consisting of severely wounded from Iraq and Afghanistan. Achilles South FL participates in the Palm Beaches Marathon, the Disney Orlando, the ING Miami and the A1A Ft. Lauderdale Marathon. Sports are simply the tool for accomplishing our main objective: to bring hope, inspiration and the joys of achievement to all people with disabilities. Membership is free. Achilles welcomes athletes with disabilities and able-bodied volunteers to help guide, and provide logistical support as needed. Everyone must complete an application and waiver.