In a show of support for Ukraine and the victims affected by the Russian invasion, a wonderful thing happened here in Peachtree City on the evening of Tuesday March 1, 2022. The Peachtree City Running Club, Tri-PTC Triathlon Club, Multisport Performance and Country Fried Creative have joined forces to host a group run/walk at Peachtree Lake.
The inspiration for the event was local resident Yana A. She and her husband Igor are originally from Kharkiv, Ukraine, and live here in Peachtree City with their three daughters. Yana is an avid runner, triathlete and works at Country Fried Creative as a web developer.
Dressed in the blue and yellow national colors of Ukraine, entire families began showing up at Drake Field around 5:30 p.m. on the day of the event. Around 6 p.m., event organizer Tiffany Woods, with Multisport Performance, called everyone to order and led the group of walkers and runners with an inspirational message and prayer.
Local businessman Joe Domaleski, owner of Country Fried Creative, spoke to the group about how Yana came to the community and her great work in the community. After a group photo, everyone took to the cart paths waving flags and signs in favor of Ukraine.
According to event co-organizer Shelly Collins, president of the Peachtree City Running Club, more than fifty people showed up to the event to raise awareness and donate more than $1,000 through GlobalGiving.org to support the people. Ukrainian.