Achilles Nashville Brings 6th Annual Hope and Possibility Race to Music City

Hope and Possibility® 5-Miler and 1-Miler to Be Held October 19th, 2019 at the Dominican Campus

September 11, 2019 | NASHVILLE, TN – Achilles Nashville will hold its 6th Annual Hope and Possibility® 5-Miler and 1-Miler (, on Saturday, October 19th , 2019 with Start, Finish, and Post-Race Celebration on the beautiful grounds of The Dominican Campus (4210 Harding Pike, Nashville). More than just a race, the mission of this community-unifying event is to celebrate Hope and Possibility® in our great city of Nashville.

The Hope and Possibility® is the signature race of Achilles International, an international 501(C) 3 that brings together able-bodied runners with athletes with disabilities, welcoming all to the wonderful world of athletics. Athletes with and without disabilities will run alongside one another throughout the 5 or 1 mile course.

Awards will be given to 5-Miler participants for the Top 3 M/F Overall, Masters, Grandmasters, Top 3 M/F Age-Specific Categories, and Top 3 Handcycle, Pushrim Wheelchair, Power Chair, Push Division, Ambulatory-Disabled, Above-Knee Amputee, Below-Knee Amputee, Double Amputee, and Visually Impaired Categories.

Sponsors for this year’s race include Capital Spring, HG Hill, Baird, Fleet Feet, Calypso Café, Nashville Striders, Dell, Heritage Medical, Wil Power Sports Training, along with other Friends of Achilles.

In the spirit of its mission, Hope & Possibility® participants designate $5 of their registration fee to local non-profit organizations that provide Hope and Possibility® to people in our city every day. The 2019 Beneficiaries are ABLE Youth, Achilles International Nashville, Ainsley’s Angels, Mending Limbs, and Tennessee Association of Blind Athletes.

To register and learn more about Hope and Possibility®, visit

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About Hope & Possibility®

The Hope & Possibility® is the signature race of the not-for-profit Achilles International and began in 2003 with the remarkable story and recovery of avid runner Trisha Meili, author of “I Am the Central Park Jogger, A Story of Hope and Possibility®.” Achilles’ flagship chapter in New York City has hosted 12 Hope & Possibility® races in Central Park, acknowledging and celebrating the abilities of all athletes, running side-by-side. Attendees have included Prince Harry of Wales, Jon Stewart, Gloria Gaynor, Heather McCartney, Cindy and Meghan McCain, and former New York governor David Paterson (now Achilles International’s Chairman, Board of Directors).

NFM Staff
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