FSE Employee Beats Course Record

September 2019

Evan Dare and Bentley-Grace Higgs Evan Dare, Chiller Technician at CDC Chamblee, has run the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta nearly 10 times. However, this year, Evan ran the Fourth of July race for the first time as a mixed division (male and female team) pushing his friend Bentley-Grace Hicks. The team not only completed the largest 10k race in the world, but beat the previous course record by about a minute!

"Bentley-Grace is about twice as competitive as I am, and didn't hesitate to tell everyone that she beat them," Evan jokes. "She was definitely happy!"

Evan met Bentley-Grace through a friend and the pair have been running and racing together for about a year through the Kyle Pease Foundation. The foundation creates awareness and raises funds to promote success for persons with disabilities by providing assistance to meet their individual needs through sport.

Evan also remembers his first time running the Peachtree Road Race. "I was 13 and my parents always ran it, so I wanted to go too. I didn't train at all, and that was a mistake," explains Evan. "It would be 10 years until I ran the Peachtree again."

Learn more about the Peachtree Road Race, or to learn more about the providing assistance to persons with disabilities, visit the Kyle Pease Foundation's website.