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January 2020 - Bob Wells

Congratulations to our December Volunteer of the Month, Bob Wells! Bob has been volunteering with Atlanta Track Club for the past 10 years. He helps with the Club's Midweek Runs, In-Training Programs, and office projects. He is always an enthusiastic volunteer spreading the joy and community of Running City USA wherever he goes.

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

Hmmm, I do not remember. If I had to guess, I would say the AJC Peachtree Road Race. As far as what brings we back again and again, volunteering is my way of expressing my gratitude and thankfulness for a sport and organization that has done so much for me, and countless others. Additionally, I love that volunteering with the Atlanta Track Club gives me the opportunity to support, encourage, motivate, and cheer for others.

Do you have a favorite Atlanta Track Club event?

Goodness. So many. If I have to pick one, it's the AJC Peachtree Road Race. Why? People who know me know I call July 4th Atlanta's Finest Day because of the #AJCPRR. What's not to love about an event that brings out hundreds of thousands of people to celebrate all that's good in #RunningCityUSA?

What is your best memory from volunteering with Atlanta Track Club?

I would have to say all the beautiful people I've met and the resulting friendships.


Do you have a favorite volunteer assignment?

My favorite events are the youth events, particularly the Midweek Mile & Dash. Helping provide a safe running environment for the kids, cheering them on, encouraging and motivating them, and occasionally running with them is the best. I also think the youth events empower kids to believe in themselves. I love being part of that.

What do you do for a living?

Information Technology

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

Anything else you'd like us to know?

I am a published author and former magazine columnist. I also burned down the woods behind the house I grew up in when I was five years old while playing with matches. I should have been running. :)

Volunteer of the Month Update

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!

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