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Achilles Kids Advanced Training Program – It’s Not Too Late To Sign Up!

Sorry, the Top Ten is coming out tomorrow – I guess I got a little carried away in my reviews of our favorite restaurants around the city. In the meantime, I thought I would pass this information along (for all of you Saturday morning early birds):

Achilles Kids Advanced Training Program Update!
Dear Michaela,

Thanks to everyone  for joining us at the first Achilles Kids training run! We had 15 kids run 1.66 miles! We are so excited to work towards this five mile goal! We will be meeting again on Saturday March 17. We will also be meeting on Saturday, March 24. The next JCC workout is March 31.


For the Central Park training program, please RSVP to Megan at if you plan to attend. In addition, please note some new information:


* Please come right to Central Park at 90th Street and 5th Avenue at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start.  (no more meeting at NYRR – we found that to be confusing)


* Come dressed to run in comfortable clothes and sneakers. Note that your child will probably warm up as they run, so it may be best to put them in layers they can easily remove.


* The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is on Saturday.   The Parade starts at 44th Street at 11:00 am and marches up Fifth Avenue to 86th Street, where the parade finishes at around 4:30 – 5:00 pm. Be aware that traffic may be an issue.


Thank you so much for joining us on this exciting adventure!!


All the best,

Megan, Janet, and Karen

Achilles Kids Events August and September 2011 – Free Family Fun and Exercise!


Achilles Kids
Back to School Fun Run
Saturday, August 27th   9:30 am
Jewish Community Center
334 Amsterdam Ave. @ 76th Street
Start off the school year with a backpack full of school supplies!
Join us THIS Saturday for a fun-filled event!

For more information, please call 212.354.0300 or email us at

Directions: #1, 2 or 3 train to 72nd St.
Walk NORTH four blocks on Amsterdam Ave to the JCC.

Achilles Kids Heroes Fun Run
Saturday, September 10th 9:30 am
NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile
Saturday, September 24th
Fifth Avenue & 82nd St.
(at steps in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Registration: 8:30 am
AGES 8 – 14 years ONLY!


1. The NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile is a very exciting ONE MILE RACE down Fifth Avenue. It can be walked, but it IS one mile. Fifth Avenue will be lined with spectators cheering for the kids – so it’s a great event for our older kids to experience.

2. This world class race is a New York Road Runners event with NUMEROUS race heats for various age groups throughout the morning. That being the case, NYRR sticks to a very tight schedule and the races go off like clockwork.

PLEASE allow extra time so you can get there early or you WILL miss the race.
(and we don’t want THAT to happen!)

Achilles Kids
42 West 38th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10018
T: 212.354.0300
F: 212. 354-3978


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