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January 2019 - LaTashia Hill

Congratulations to our January Volunteer of the Month, LaTashia Hill! Tashia has been volunteeting with Atlanta Track Club since her term as an Ambassador in 2015. Ever since, she has been involved in the Club, volunteering at more than 20 events each year. As a Run Lead and a Pace Lead, she has helped others reach their running goals. LaTashia says the energy of the Club is what brings her back volunteering time and time again.

Do you remember your first time volunteering with Atlanta Track Club?

Volunteer of the Month

The first time I volunteered with Atlanta Track Club was as an Ambassador in 2015 to 2016. That led me to volunteering at my very first event, the PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K. Being an Ambassador brought many great opportunities. As part of the program, I enjoyed promoting the benefits of Atlanta Track Club membership and events and meeting people along the way. After my tenure concluded, I became more involved with the Club as a Run Lead. It feels great to help others meet and exceed their goals.

 

What is your favorite Atlanta Track Club event? Why? 

My favorite event to run is the Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon. In 2015, this event was my very first at the distance. The crowd is so great and supportive along the way with goodies on the route. The previous year I'd run the 5K, and I remember captioning the picture of me with my medal vowing to run the half marathon distance the following year. I ran the half marathon 34 weeks pregnant. This was not only my first half marathon, but my baby's first half marathon as well.

What is one of your best memories from volunteering at any race?

One of the best memories from volunteering was when my mom and I volunteered together at the Wingfoot XC Classic in Cartersville. This was her first time volunteering with Atlanta Track Club. The Club was so welcoming to her and she really enjoyed herself. While driving home, she thanked me for signing her up for it. Now, she too regularly volunteers with the Club.

What is your favorite thing about volunteering with Atlanta Track Club? What brings you back?

Meeting new people is my favorite thing about volunteering with the Club. The vibe is like no other. It's refreshing. What brings me back is the energy

Do you have a favorite volunteer assignment? 

My favorite volunteer assignment is handing out race packets for the AJC Peachtree Raod Race. I love seeing the excitement on the participant's faces. Whether it's their 20th Peachtree or their first, it is still an exciting moment. I am very excited to see what the 50th AJC Peachtree Road Race brings. It's going to be epic!

Volunteer of the Month

Do you have any advice or words of wisdom for any new Atlanta Track Club volunteers?

First, thank you to all the new and existing volunteers of Atlanta Track Club. Thank you for giving your time and energy to this great organization. My word of advice would be to always put your best foot forward. It's amazing to see that a small act of kindness can put a huge smile on a participant's face and in their heart.

What organizations do you volunteer with beyond Atlanta Track Club?

Besides volunteering with Atlanta Track Club, I am a volunteer captain for Superbowl XLIII.

What do you do for a living?

I work for one of the largest Group Benefits Disability Insurance Company, Hartford Insurance. I currently work as a Customer Care Analyst. I have been working with the company for almost five years.

Tell us something interesting about yourself.

After I finish completing my EMT certification, I plan to become a volunteer firefighter.

Volunteer of the Month Update

Volunteer of the Month

Mizuno strives to be Atlanta's essential and reliable running brand, and in 2018 they're making a commitment to YOU, the essential and reliable volunteers who make our 30+ events and programs possible. Beginning in January, they'll provide the Volunteer of the Month with seasonal apparel and discounted footwear to make all those hours spent on your feet more comfortable. We can't wait for next year! 

Previous Volunteers of the Month

"Volunteer of the Month" began in March of 2015 with the launch of our new website as a way to honor and recognize our amazing Atlanta Track Club volunteers who go above and beyond the call of duty.  Congratulations to our Volunteers of the Month and thank you for all that you do!

November 2018 - Susan Jones

October 2018 - Sylvia Chambless

September 2018 - Cartersville High School Wrestling Team

August 2018 - Cindy Patton

July 2018 - Dan and Mary Reed

June 2018 - James Bryant

May 2018 - Tomica Holmes

April 2018 - Linda Bode Phinney

March 2018 - Jess and Walter Kolis

?February 2018 - Marylyn Sabol

January 2018 - Jennifer Grunbaum

December 2017 - Carol Dell

November 2017 -Nisa Sommers

October 2017 - Susan Porteous

September 2017 - Carol Gsell

August 2017 - Sandra Smith

July 2017 - Bill Royston

June 2017 - Shirlene Stafford

May 2017 - Lacey Phillips

April 2017 - Craig Sprinkle

March 2017 - Mike Cook

February 2017 - Virginia Harris

January 2017 - Bill and Dana Zavatky

December 2016 - Dr. Robert Albin

November 2016 - Kathryn Welden

October 2016 - Bill Strickland

September 2016 - Ann Bentsen

August 2016 - Dinnie Rogers

July 2016 - Betsey Kidwell

June 2016 - Diana Watson

May 2016 - Eileen Fannon

April 2016 - Roosevelt Thomas and Thomas Baker

March 2016 - Mike Idacavage

February 2016 - Dennis Burgess

January 2016 - TJ Hadley

December 2015 - Cee Cee and PJ Johnson

November 2015 - Sheila Ball

October 2015 - Alta Urtarte

September 2015 - Gary Hosmer

August 2015 - Joseph and Patricia Scruggs

July 2015 - Mike Toulouza

June 2015 - John Wallace

May 2015 - Amy Malcom

April 2015 - Sherri Madore

March 2015 - Vanessa Bennett