submitted by Eric Rubenstein
Atlanta Marathoners need your help for their October 27 race through town - and it's a great way to raise funds for your favorite neighborhood association, CPNO! Without funding, there are no Master Plans, no Fall Fests, no nuthin'. So it's important to get as many folks as we can, the widest cross-section of neighbors and friends, to show up to our mile of the Atlanta Marathon on October 27.
CPNO was awarded a mile along the Atlanta Marathon
's October 27th race. The race starts at 7:30 AM on Sunday, October 27 - (hot coffee and glazed breakfast treats await). Of the 26 or so miles involved, we got the closest one to our neighborhood -- Highland Ave from Boulevard to North Ave. We need a minimum of 15 volunteers at the water stand, and 15 volunteers at the cheer zone at all times (roughly 3-4 hours) - and if we get lots more, we can work out some shifts!
We will be judged by the race producers based on number of volunteers (minimum of 30, or no money awarded), how creatively we're dressed, how loud we can get, how long we stay, how well we clean up, and can even earn a bonus if the runners judge our mile best. If we represent like I know we can, we can't lose.
The money we raise as a result will go toward the creation of a youth road race in Candler Park (or other great fitness activity for our kids - ideas welcomed). So get the word out and hold the date - October 27 - to show the runners some love and connect with your neighbors at the same time. Sign up for a shift at the links below, and look forward to seeing you all along the mile!