RunBlogRun opines: One of the biggest lessons, after natural disasters and disasters not so natural, are the amazing lessons we learn about how little differences there are among us. My personal experiences around the Loma Prieta Earthquake, from 1989, when I was visiting California from my then home, in Peterborough, New Hampshire. The acts of decency, and the thoughtful acts reminded me that there is do much good in the world, that we fail to remember.
Such is the case in this time of Hurricanes. Many groups are doing great things to help our friends, families and soon to be friends in the hurricane stricken areas.
I bring the Atlanta Track Club idea as an example. It is a great example of the kindness and thoughtfulness in most of us, even in such divisive times.
Nice one, Atlanta Track Club.
Atlanta Track Club to Run for Hurricane Relief Efforts
Portion of race registrations will be donated to the American Red Cross
ATLANTA – September 13, 2017 – In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, Atlanta Track Club launched “Run for Relief” this week. The weeklong fundraising drive for the American Red Cross will collect portions of race registrations and donate them to disaster relief efforts.
During the campaign, Atlanta Track Club will donate $1 for every mile a participant registers to run or walk in three of the Club’s premier events: the Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon, Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K and PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K. For example, $26.20 of each registration for the Publix Georgia Marathon will be donated to the American Red Cross.
“The need for resources in these hard-hit areas is urgent,” said Rich Kenah, Atlanta Track Club’s executive director. “We know we can count on our members and participants to help us as we give back to these communities.”
All registrations completed by Monday, September 18 at 11:59 p.m. will be included in the donation amount. For event registration information, visit atlantatrackclub.org.
About Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. With more than 27,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race (peachtreeroadrace.org) – the largest 10K running event in the world, the Publix Georgia Marathon, PNC Atlanta 10 Miler and Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club’s All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on Atlanta Track Club, visit atlantatrackclub.org.