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July 2021 - April Payton

Congratulations to April Payton, our July Volunteer of the Month! April has been volunteering with Atlanta Track Club since 2018. Most recently, April has been invaluable in helping us with our virtual race kits for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race, spending countless hours packing and shipping race kits around the country. April followed that up with back to back volunteer shifts on July 3 and July 4. We are honored to have her volunteer support!

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

Hawks Fast Break 5K and Braves Country 5K; most of my friends run these races, and the free game ticket is usually on a fireworks night so it's fun all around.

What is your favorite Atlanta Track Club event?

I think Hawks Fast Break 5K was my favorite since I won a signed basketball from John Collins.

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

The atmosphere of the runners and volunteers... Getting to meet new people and reconnect with old volunteers that become friends.

Do you have a favorite volunteer assignment? If so, explain.

I have two: course monitor and check-in. At check-in, you get to see the runners up close and get them pumped for the race; as a course monitor I cheer them on and even run alongside of them to get them back into the race.

Do you do any volunteering in the community beyond Atlanta Track Club?

I volunteer with Marietta Cobb Art Museum, Night at the Museum and Chalktober Festival. I am not a volunteer yet, but each year I participate in Relay for Life in both Georgia and Mississippi, Multiple Sclerosis Walk, and Heart Walk; I try to do as many races as I can and the ones I enjoyed the most I take off just to be a part of it.

What do you do for a living?

I have worked for Kroger for over 10 years. Currently, I am a Grocery Clerk and hope to become a Manager.

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

As a volunteer just have FUN and join in with the runners. It will help you pass the time and enjoy it much more. Seeing the smiles and the runners thanking you for being there just makes it all worth being there.

Volunteer of the Month

Mizuno strives to be Atlanta's essential and reliable running brand. Since 2018 they have been committed to YOU, the essential and reliable volunteers who make our 30+ events and programs possible. They provide the Volunteer of the Month with seasonal apparel and discounted footwear to make all those hours spent on your feet more comfortable.

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!

June 2021 - Kyle Klenke

May 2021 - Edward Husband, In Memoriam

April 2021 - Mike Idacavage

March 2021 - Bob DeLorme

February 2021 - Jeanette Arroyo

January 2021 - Heather Lyons-Natt

December 2020 - Vanessa Bennett

November 2020 - Sabra Black

October 2020 - Nicole Lock

September 2020 - Samantha Andrews

August 2020 - Sue Landa

July 2020 - Taylor James

June 2020 - Chrystal Akor

May 2020 - Tiffany Addison

April 2020 - Courtney Strosnider

March 2020 - David Henry

February 2020 - Jane Burke

January 2020 - Bob Wells

December 2019 - Svetlana Dimova

November 2019 - Megan McGuigan

October 2019 - Jay Hallman

September 2019 - Komlan Tamatekou

August 2019 - Jamie Howard

July 2019 - Barbara Carroll

June 2019 - Larry McDaniel

May 2019 - Tim Parker

April 2019 - Deborah Wright

March 2019 - Shannon Parris

February 2019 - Lisa Obser

January 2019 - LaTashia Hill

December 2018 - Roberta McQuade

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

‚ÄčFebruary 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