Monastery Trail Races

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 8:30am to 10:30am
Category: Event

RUNNING WITH THE MONKS

Monastery Trail Races
Saturday June 10, 2017 – 8:30AM

(8 mile) (5K-Run) & (1.5 mile) Trail Races  

  • ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
  • WE ARE ACCEPTING LATE REG AT THE GIFTSTORE AND WALK-ON REGISTRATIONS ON MORNING OF EVENT IF YOU GET HERE NO LATER THAN 7:00AM. Call for info 678-964-2237.

To celebrate the 8th year of the race event we've added an 8-mile endurance race!
We are excited about this year’s Monastery trail races. This is our 8th year! This event is unlike any other race you'll go to.. ever! New this year to celebrate our 8th year of the race we've added the 8 mile race! Runners and walkers will have a unique opportunity to trek through the Monastery woodlands to enjoy the serene and peaceful landscape. This is a trail run on open-air courses over natural dirt or grass terrain. The newly added 8-mile race is not for beginners.
The Routes:
The race starts in front of the Monastery Visitor Center and then goes on the trails that weave among the monastery’s scenic woodlands and lakesides. You'll run past lakes filled with ducks and open fields with amazing views. You'll run up repentance hill (a 1/4 mile challenging hill in the middle of the course). Then you'll run through more amazing trails and end up at the Visitor Center. At the end of the 5K race the 8-miler continues on a new route for the remaining 4.9 miles to complete the 8-miler.
Overview of routes: (5K race)  (8-mile race)

Pray with the monks:
It has become a tradition for many participants who choose to join the monks before the race for Morning Prayer & Mass at 7:00 a.m. with the race following immediately after Mass. Please allow ample time to park and walk to the Abbey Church. The races begin soon after the conclusion of Mass. All the races begin at the same time 8:30am.

5K AWARDS will be (male/ female) top 3 overall and top 3 overall masters, 10 & under, 11-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-69, 60-64, 65+.

8-Mile AWARDS will be (male / female) top 3 overall. MEDALS for all finishers of the 8 miler.

After the race: FREE PANCAKES FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

The proceeds of this event will go directly to the (HHF) Haiti Humanitarian Fund,
sponsored by St. Pius X Catholic Church, Conyers, GA.
This is one of the monastery’s preferred charities.

info: http://haitihumanitarian.org/

Event details:
Registration Fees:
8-Mile Fee      - $35.00 (with signed waiver)
5K Entry Fee - $30.00 (with signed waiver)
1.5 mile Entry Fee - $25.00 (for all paticipants)
Children under 10 run for free (no-t-shirt)

T-shirts guaranteed for participants registered before end of day June 4

Registration:
ONLINE REG IS CLOSED
● You can submit registration and entry fee (Print Reg Form) by drop-off - at the  Monastery gift store. We are accepting Race Day Registration 6:30am before the race up to 7:30AM.

Race Day Schedule
Race Start Time at 8:30 am; Check in Time: 6:30 am (or before Mass)
- Packet Pick-up and Race Day Registration 6:30am
- Location: Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Highway 212 SW, Conyers, GA 30094
- Liability Release required for all participants. Kids under 10 run free (no-t-shirt)
- Signed waiver required for all youth 18/under.
Day before the race, Friday
- Early pick up of packets at Monastery Noon – 5:00PM

After the race: FREE PANCAKES FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

Visit and enjoy the Monastic Heritage Center which features a display of the history of monastism. You will also enjoy shopping in gift shop and Bonsai store as well as a stroll through the Bonsai garden. Spend some quiet time on the lakeside and peaceful grounds.

Arabia Mountain PATH hike/bike trail
After the race take a stroll, hike, or bike ride along the scenic “hike and bike” trail that spreads along the entire 30+ miles path of the that begins at the Monastery entrance.

 

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