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Throughout its entire 54-year history, Atlanta Track Club has been dedicated to giving back to the local running community. While the Club first started as a way to recognize high school runners with All-Metro Cross Country and Track & Field Banquets, we've now developed an array of programs designed to encourage and support youth of all ages throughout the Metro-Atlanta area on their running journeys.
In addition to those programs, the Club has provided lights for Grady High School's track, installed water fountains in Piedmont Park and contributed to building it's active Oval, helped start and fund Grady Health's Bicycle EMT program, developed a free youth running series to increase accessibility for area youth, and renovated the 1996 Olympic warm-up track to make Cheney Stadium Atlanta's first public Track & Field facility.
Throughout our storied history of creating a more active and healthier Atlanta, we have relied upon the community, volunteers, and your donations to make these projects possible. As we continue to provide outlets for all athletes to grow and compete, we're asking for your help in the form of a donation to Atlanta Track Club. As a 501(c)3, all donations will be tax-deductible and will continue motivating, inspiring and engaging our community.
Date & Time
Whenever you can help!
- The more you help
- the more we can do!
Just do it once and it will become abundantly clear how essential volunteers are to Atlanta Track Club's very existence.
The more people who are out training and celebrating success with others in our events, the closer we are to our vision
Help organize game-based practices to teach children about their health and the fun of fitness
Give children the opportunity to compete against themselves and see how people of all ages enjoy running as a lifelong habit
$5 - provides a t-shirt to a child participating on a Kilometer Kids team
$15 - 1 child's entry into Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Peachtree Junior or the Publix Atlanta Kids Marathon
$45 - 1 child's Kilometer Kids program cost for a season
$75 - 1 child's pair of running shoes
$115 - 1 child's year of Kilometer Kids program cost and entry into two races
$400 - 1 bus to bring a Kilometer Kids team to a Youth Running Series event
$1,500 - 1 college scholarship to honor an outstanding high school athlete
In addition to organizing world class running events for the city, Atlanta Track Club and it's foundation donate more than $200,000 a year to support local fitness initiatives and also organize a variety of programs to support Atlanta's health. Here are just a few example of where the money goes:
Grand Prix Series
- Includes 8 free races for all Atlanta Track Club members
- Gives youth running and adult fitness organizations the opportunity to earn up to $2,500 for celebrating runners at the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler
Publix Atlanta Marathon Cheer Groups
- Gives youth running and adult fitness organizations the opportunity to earn donations for celebrating runners at the Publix Atlanta Marathon
Youth Running Team Donations
- Gives High School Cross Country and Track & Field Teams the opportunity to raise money for their team by volunteering at an event
Atlanta Track Club Foundation
- Donates $50,000 a year to youth running initiatives around the metro area through a grant application process
All-Metro Track & Field and Cross Country Banquets
- Red carpet banquets at the end of each season that honor the best high school athletes and coaches in the metro area and provide college scholarships to the best young athletes in the sport
Olympic Development, Open, Youth and Master's Teams and Coaching
- Provides world class training and racing opportunities for athletes that want to compete at the highest level
Kilometer Kids Youth Running Series
- Includes 18 free races for children 14 and under
Kilometer Kids Teams
- Provides schools and community organizations free resources and youth running club support through grants, curriculum, professional athlete visits, and providing children prizes as they meet their goals