Last year I volunteered at the Peachtree Junior for the first time and had an absolute blast cheering on the community's junior runners! I was excited to head back to Piedmont Park again this year to give back to the junior runners in the community.
We had a good number of volunteers on hand which made set-up pretty quick - like they say, 'many hands make light work.' Most of us were Atlanta Track Club members so it was fun to get to exchange running stories while setting up. Of course most of the talk was about Peachtree Road Race coming up which made me get even more pumped for July 4th.
As we set up, it was fun to get to watch the runners and their families arrive to the park. A lot of local schools had teams there which was so great to see. My favorite part was watching the twinkle in the parents eyes as their child was getting ready for the race. As one family came through, the father explained to his daughter about the hydration station and told her that 'this is the only time it is alright to litter, the nice volunteers will make sure to clean up after the race.'
All Comers Track & Field Meet - May 17th
All Comers Track & Field Meet - May 24th
All Comers Track & Field Meet - May 31st
Global Running Day - June 1st
All Comers Track & Field Meet - June 7th
Braves Country 5K - June 11th
There are so many benefits to being a member of Atlanta Track Club including race discounts, discounted training programs, and more. To become a member (or renew your membership), go to the Atlanta Track Club website for more information.