The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

February Volunteer of the Month Goes To..
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Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Volunteer of the Month: February 2017
WINNER: Rita Fanning

On My Own 2 Feet, a Chattanooga Track Club running program, was started during the summer of 2016 by Robert Gustafson and Rita Fanning.  They believed that a running program aimed at those experiencing homelessness might help build self-confidence and coping skills that would transfer into other aspects of their lives.

And boy, were they right!  Several members of the program have gained employment and housing!

Participants meet at the Chattanooga Community Kitchen where they are coached through a 5K training program.  Participants are given shoes and other technical gear donated by local runners.  Upon completion of the program, they receive brand new running shoes and entry into an organized 5K Chattanooga Track Club race.  So far we have had two groups of runners complete 5K's and receive new running shoes!

This program is not possible without our awesome sponsors!  A big shout out as well to our program photographer and timeless volunteer Catherine Crawley!

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