Resilience is what the Achilles Hope & Possibility Road Races are all about.
The event is among the world's largest road races to bring together athletes both with and without disabilities. Inspired by The New York Times bestselling memoir, "I Am the Central Park Jogger: A Story of Hope & Possibility," by Trisha Meili, the race was founded on the conviction that athletic competition unites people of all abilities.
Watch just a few of the inspiring participants above thrive after overcoming what appeared to be insurmountable odds, even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.
On Saturday, July 10, participants of Hope & Possibility will once again hit the running trails of Central Park in New York City, for the 4-mile race, hosted by TD Bank. We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this achievement, especially after experiencing first-hand how the pandemic impacted us all, including the disabilities and veterans' communities.
"We're proud to join colleagues, family and friends in this unique experience, one that inspires people of all abilities to achieve their full potential based solely on their strengths and aspirations," said Ernie Diaz, TD Bank Head of Consumer Distribution & Wealth, and Chris Giamo, TD Bank Head of Commercial Banking, who are Management Committee Executive Sponsors for Veterans and IwDA, respectively.
To encourage greater inclusion, everyone can participate by registering for the Virtual Achilles Hope & Possibility 5K by TD Bank, for a run/walk anytime between July 10-18. Last year, hundreds of TD colleagues did so, creating a tour de force of inclusion across the bank.
We can't think of a better way to express our support than to register and help inspire people of all abilities to achieve their full potential based!