Achilles NZ runs the Queenstown Marathon

Achilles NZ runs the Queenstown Marathon21 Jul 2023

Achilles International New Zealand (Achilles NZ) provides New Zealanders with disabilities, from all across the country, the opportunity to participate alongside able-bodied athletes in local mainstream events, like Wellington Round the Bays, Taupo Half Marathon, Rotorua and Auckland Marathon (to name just a few), as well as high-profile international events like the New York Marathon.

The Lindsay Foundation were delighted to play a small part on the journey of 15 disabled athletes at the recent Queenstown Marathon. For many this was not only their first trip to Queenstown but their first time on a plane.

“I’m a totally blind runner and this was my 4th Marathon and first attempt at Queenstown after the 2021 event was postponed then canceled. I achieved a PB so was well worth the wait!”

Link: Achilles International NZ