All Achilles Houston face-to-face Activities are CANCELLED
Due to the COVID-19 situation, in keeping with the Texas, Harris County, and City of Houston directives, and in keeping with Achilles International guidance - in order to keep our athletes, volunteers, family, and friends as safe as possible - we have indefinitely suspended face-to-face activities. We will be re-visiting the status as the situation due to the coronavirus evolves. During this hiatus, stay in touch on Facebook and/or email for activities and virtual workouts and races.
From September through May, we meet every* Saturday at 10:00am in Memorial Park to "run".
"Running" to Achilles means any form of forward locomotion. That means walking, running, swinging through crutches or wheeling. Each athlete is paired with at least one able-bodied volunteer, and they complete the workout together. Each workout looks different depending on each person's goals.
Click HERE for a current schedule.
During the summer months, we do not hold regular workouts. Instead, we have special activities on selected Saturdays. Activities have included kayaking, swimming, yoga, CrossFit, horseback riding, axe throwing, rock climbing, and more. See this year's schedule to see what we were doing in 2019.
Every few weeks during the regular season, Achilles Houston athletes and volunteers participate in local races. We encourages participation at any level and will do our best to help everyone achieve their goals. Achilles Houston will cover race registration fees for athletes for these races.
We highly encourage our athletes to participate in any other races, local or not. Just let us know, and we will assist you in participating.
Where can you find us?
We meet at Memorial Park on the south side of Memorial Drive, near the sand volleyball courts, near the handicapped parking. (There is plenty of parking available.) The address for MetroLift or Uber is 7575 N Picnic Lane - this may map the Running Center - please ask the driver to drop-off near the intersection of North Picnic Ln & South Picnic Ln, just south of Memorial Dr. You can also find us on Waze & Google Maps by searching on "Achilles Houston Meetup".