A Beautiful APS Day at the Races!

As a runner, there are few experiences as satisfying as a race well run. But as we concluded the Inaugural APS Rocks and Runs after running a 5K path alongside the Westside Beltline Trail and holding a Fun Run at Brown Middle School, I was on a runner’s high like no other.

Over 940 teachers, students, community members and others who support Atlanta Public Schools signed up for the race and close to 650 of them turned out and enjoyed a lovely Saturday morning, celebrating our schools and especially our teachers as we near National Teacher Appreciation Week (which will get its own blog on Monday!).

I’ve written before about the long, winding road it took to get here. But I must thank again our race coordinator, GO RACE Productions and all of the partners who made this event possible. Our sponsors include:

  • Pinnacle Credit Union
  • Girls on the Run
  • Atlanta Track Club
  • Family First Credit Union
  • Georgia’s Own Credit Union
  • Team Rehabilitation
  • Lasso
  • King of Pops
  • Monday Night Brewery
  • Morningstar Storage
  • V103
  • PAGE Inc.
  • The Tax People USA
  • Georgia Federation of Public Service Employees
  • STREAM Realty
  • Educators First
  • Georgia Work Force

I also must thank our safety and security team for making this a safe race. Thank you to all of our volunteers for making this a fun race! Thanks to Olympic hurdler, Mikel Thomas, for warming us up! Also, thank you to Principal Tiauna Crooms of Brown Middle and my BFFs Michael Wilburn and Rachel Sprecher for helping bring this event to life.

Thanks to everyone who ran! Enjoy the photos!       #APSRocksandRuns

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