If you see Michael Harbin around town, he’ll probably be wearing his neon green Team Decatur T-shirt.
He’s an enthusiastic recruiter for the group that participates in the Kaiser Permanente Corportate Run/Walk 5k and Fitness Program. Decatur has fielded the only city-sponsored team in the downtown Atlanta event that draws thousands of corporate workers.
Team Decatur has grown from 130 people in 2010 to 256 last year. Members walk and run together during the year and develop team spirit. They all wear the bright green T-shirts, too. Harbin hopes to hit 300 participants this year.
“Part of this is to make fitness fun and social,” he said. “Some people can’t see getting out by themselves and walking.”
Harbin, 63, played a major role in getting Team Decatur started, with a nudge from his brother-in-law, former Olympian and local running guru Jeff Galloway.