Also a former board member of the ATC when thanks to the efforts of Larry Gordon and other board members we asked the Club to consider event cancellation insurance. This was post 9/11 but years before the Boston Marathon bombings. Since a large part of the Atlanta Track Club's funding comes from one day we thought that was important. Think at the time they laughed us off!
I am sincerely interested Coach J and other Masters/ATC runners/racers on why you feel our Elite Team does not bring value to the ATC. Would you say the same for Atlanta United or the Atlanta Braves? Do they bring value? So you know we pushed for more local support including ATC Masters Money only at Peachtree when on the board. Some of us in the ATL running community were not happy we had paid for a van for Mammoth TC (Deena. Meb and others) when we could be supporting our own.
Would love to hear from you Coach J and others on this thread from Atlanta. Where and what should the ATC fund? Also, for those out there, road races across the country are down. For example, The Manchester Road Race on Thanksgiving is over 35 percent down in participation from its peak years of 15000 runners strong (just a small CT town that embraces the event). Will be interested to see what Peachtree 2023 numbers come to.