We are starting our “Community Q&A” series on the blog this week. This series will include information on local artists, restaurants, businesses, events, and more. It’s a great way to get to know Athens, see what our city has to offer, and get connected to the community. If you’d like be featured on our blog simply fill out our Athens Spotlight Form, attach your images, and submit.
Full Name: Joanna Fazio
Instagram/Twitter Handle: @cfahalf
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Describe what you do for your audience: Connect Race is a dynamic road race that includes a 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run (and now half marathon!). In our Connect Race model, we partner with churches and non-profits to execute marketing, sponsor relationships and smooth event operations to create the best possible experience for participants. We’ve raced all over the Southeast, from Amelia Island, Fla. to St. Peters, Mo. With every race we put on, we give back to a cause that has made profound impact on that city. For Athens, it’s Habitat for Humanity!
Tell us about your history: Check out this page for more of our history!
Tell us about the importance of your work: The first-ever Chick-fil-A Half will connect families and the Athens community through a memorable, fun race. Runners from all over the Southeast are “running home” to Athens to help build the 80th Athens Habitat for Humanity home, just by participating! We’re uniting many families to give quality of life to one family in Athens.
Tell us why you live in Athens: After attending and graduating from UGA, I made the choice to stay in Athens to work for Connect Ministries. The choice was easy – who doesn’t like strolling along the downtown streets looking at Christmas lights, fighting the game day crowds to get the best seat in Stegeman, or going to Mama’s Boy for their famous Mill Town Breakfast Plate?!
Describe your favorite things about the city of Athens: The community, the friendships, and the food.