Elita Lerner, left, and Emily Dalton stretch before the start of the Chattahoochee Road Runners Race on March 2 in downtown Sandy Springs. Participants used a side wall of the Goodwill Industries store for support as they prepared for the race. Both the 5K and 10K got under way in 30-degree weather, complete with a few light snow flurries.

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.