The Achilles Track Club
The Achilles Track Club is an international nonprofit organization established in New York City in 1983 to encourage disabled people to participate with the general public in long-distance running. Dick Traum, ATC’s founder and current president, is an above-the-knee amputee marathoner. Achilles provides support, training and technical expertise to runners of all levels and with all kinds of disabilities, including visual impairment, stroke, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, arthritis, amputation, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, cancer and traumatic head injury. In NYC the club, in association with the NYC Department of Education and the Department of Parks and Recreation, has helped thousands of underprivileged children with disabilities train at public schools. Membership in Achilles is free.