“Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.” …Ray Lyman Wilbur
We’ve talked a lot about getting to the finish line on race morning – whether slow or fast, up near the front or way back in the rear. But we’ve neglected one critical piece of the puzzle – the true reason we are able to get from Buckhead to Piedmont Park – the volunteers of the AJC Peachtree Road Race.
The volunteers of this esteemed event (along with the race management staff of the ATC) are truly what makes this race possible. They corral and organize us at the start. They hydrate, encourage and assist us along the way. They feed, clothe and celebrate us at the finish. They take time out of their holiday to help us accomplish our goal – a real labor of love!
As mentioned before, I began my tenure with the Peachtree as a volunteer at a water station just past mile four. My mom’s close friend Susan Montgomery, a Coke employee at the time, got us