2 November/December 2009 WINGFOOT
A Word From The Director
It?s been a long time coming, so I?m excited to announce that the Atlanta
Track Club has recently purchased its own timing system. If you
ran either of our two signature events?last year?s Atlanta Marathon
and Half Marathon or this year?s AJC Peachtree Road Race?then you?re
familiar with the ChronoTrack D-Tag timing system. We?ve also tested the
technology at a couple of our 2009 Premier events, including the Atlanta
Women?s 5K and Atlanta?s Finest 5K. Seeing the benefits it provided to our
runners and volunteers, it made perfect sense to invest in our own system,
allowing us to time nearly all of our events more efficiently.
No more cards to fill out after you cross the finish line?the timing tag
that attaches to your shoe does that for you. No more waiting a few days to
see results posted on our website?you?ll be able to check them a few hours
after returning home from the race. And, in a related development, there?s
no more waiting until race morning to register for one of our Grand Prix
events: advance online registration allows you to sleep a few extra minutes
on race morning.
We?ve been gradually transitioning to the new technology by training
our staff and finish line volunteers. We?ve also been training the runners
by adding the online registration for our free races, as the more runners
we can register this way prior to race morning, the more they?ll reap the
benefits of a smooth, efficient registration process. The registration link is
posted on the ATC homepage at atlantatrackclub.org for a few weeks leading
up to each event and is removed at noon on the Friday before the race.
Our new timing system will debut at the ATC Resolution Run on Jan.
1, if not sooner. We hope you?ll come out and join us for this great New
Year?s Day race that has been elevated to an ATC Premier event. Not only
will there be better timing, but each participant in either the 5K or 10K
now receives a long-sleeve technical shirt. For more exciting details on the
event, see page 20.
We wish you and your family a safe and healthy holiday season and hope
to see you at one of the ATC events over the next few months.
TRACEy RUSSELL
ATC Executive Director
Editor Michelle Bourg
Contributor Janet Monk
ATLANTA TRACK CLUB
2008-2009 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Charlie Crawford Jim Hite
Stephen Jayaraj Jill Jinks
Susan Jones Laurie Knowles
Sheila McIntosh Mike Popick
Melissa Reyes Hilary Silverboard
Brian Sturgell Margaret Taylor
Kelly Walsh Bruce Whitmer
Michael Wien
OFFICE STAFF
Executive Director Tracey Russell
Staff
Special Projects Mgr. Janet Monk
Office Coordinator Andy Carr
Senior Manager, Lisa Tanner
Technology and
Volunteer Services
Director of Events Brantley Sherrer
Technical Assistant Larry Coffey
Event Operations Ben Dostal
Manager
Community Outreach Tina Klein
Marketing & Tracy Lott
Comm. Director
Financial Operations Elizabeth Unislawski
Manager
Admin. Coordinator Michelle Bourg
SPECIAL PROJECTS
Track & Field John Curtin
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Publisher
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along with your new address and phone number
to: ATC, 3097 E. Shadowlawn Ave., Atlanta, GA 30305 or
email your new address to atc.atlantatrackclub.org.
The Atlanta Track Club (ATC), founded in 1964, is a
non-profit, membership organization dedicated to inspire
and engage the community to achieve health and
fitness through running. WINGFOOT is the monthly
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or sponsors of the Atlanta Track Club. Copyright 2009.

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