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Sports, Fitness & Races

Our operations are affected by COVID-19. Please see our home page for the most recent updates on facilities, events and more.

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We host a variety of events and activities for all MWR patrons – Soldiers, civilians, family members, contractors and DoD civilians. Others are reserved for active duty Soldiers only. Click each tab below for more information on our events and registration details.

Doughboy Stadium

The Doughboy Track and Field will be undergoing renovations starting July 20. We anticipate this project to last 6-8 months. During this time we will try to keep at least one section of the stairs open for use, but there may be times when the entire stadium will be closed. We look forward to providing you a superior recreational facility once it is complete. We thank you for your patience during this construction.

Commanders Cup Sports

Commanders Cup intramural sports are reserved for active duty Soldiers. Sports include basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball and volleyball.

  • Benning Basketball Shootout:  Coaches Meeting will be held on March 15 in two session, first meeting at 9 a.m. and 2nd at 1 p.m. at Goudy Stadium.

    The Basketball Shootout starts March 15 - all active duty personnel (male and/or female), are eligible to enter teams into the Intramural Division and are eligible to participate in the Unit Level basketball shootout program. We are looking for Teams of 5 players, either by company/unit level or individual teams, coaches are needed for a team of 5.

    We will play either open 3-pointer or round the clock shootout! Check benning.mwrarmy.com for more details.

    Interested? Call 706-987-1994 or email willie.j.spann6.naf@mail.mil today!

    Get your team together and we’ll see you on the court!  

    (Precautionary procedures will be in place and masks will be required.)

    Bring a copy of your AAA-162. For more information, call +1(706) 984-1994.

Exception to Policy for Intramural Sports

Team Roster

Letter of Intent

Waiver of Liability

 

Open Sports and Events

These offer military, family members, DoD civilians and local residents an opportunity to participate in individual and team competitions. Look for more information on our website calendar.

Fitness Centers, Classes & Trainers

We have five fitness centers that are conveniently located all across post. You will find a list, along with class schedules and information about our personal trainers on our Fitness Centers page.

5K Fun Run Series

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Back by popular demand, 5k Run Series from February to September feature a five piece medal set that you can collect by completing the series. Finisher medals are provided for all paid entries.  Grab your running shoes and join us for our next run! Below are the dates for our 2021 runs.

Pre-registration for each run cost $15 for runners ages 6 and up, and $10 for children 5 and under, and to guarantee yourself a t-shirt; limited to the first 250 registered participants. Day of registration prices increase by $5. Stroller friendly routes.  When registering you will get to choose your timeslot (first come, first serve).  Each timeslot will hold 25 participants and they run every 3 minutes.

For more information, contact lori.m.smith38.naf@mail.mil.

 

Chesty Puller Challenge Trail Run

The annual Fort Benning Chesty Puller Challenge is a 10ish miler trail run routed deep into the woods near Kelley Hill. Male and female participants will be assigned separately to the appropriate age division. The top three in each division will be awarded a prize. There will also be a division for military teams of three and four members. Registration is $50 per person or $125 for team until the day of the race, when it will increase to $70.  Shirts to first 100 sign-ups.

The Chesty Puller Kids Challenge 1-Mile or 2-Mile fun run for kids will start at 8:30 a.m. and the Chesty Puller Challenge at 9am.  The cost is $10 until race day, then increases to $15.

Register at Smith Fitness Center or click here.

Okoberfest 10K Cross Country Challenge

Saturday, October 16.  Stay tuned for more information.

Post Hockey

Want to see some great hockey? -- Then come out and support our Hockey Team!

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Army 10 Miler

AUSA AD-2020.jpgFor more than 30 year, the Army Ten-Miler has promoted the Army and its fitness goals, while building esprit de corps and enhancing community relations. This October more than 30,000 runners will take to the streets of Washington, D.C. to participate in the Army’s premier running event. The race is produced by the Military District of Washington and all race proceeds benefit Soldier MWR programs.

 

We host qualifier races each year for active duty, activated National Guard and activated Reservists assigned to Fort Benning.  Each event starts at Santiago Fitness Center on Sand Hill and registration is onsite the morning of the race. Selections are based on individual run times posted during the qualifier dates. Runners may participate in more than one qualifier. Anyone selected will be eligible for Commander’s Cup points and run as part of the Fort Benning Ten-Miler Team. Selections will be made for the Fort Benning Team based on individual run times posted during the qualifier dates listed above. Anyone selected will run as part of the Fort Benning Army Ten-Miler team during the Annual Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C. 

 

For more information, email lori.m.smith38.naf@mail.mil.

  • Races
  • Hours:
    Monday
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Tuesday
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Wednesday
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Thursday
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Friday
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed
  • Commander Cup and Open Sports
  • Hours:
    Monday
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Tuesday
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Wednesday
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Thursday
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Friday
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed

More Sports & Fitness

Lifeguard Classes

Apr 17 9 am - 5 pm
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Youth Sports Registration

Apr 20 8 am - 5:30 pm
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CPR Classes

Apr 21 9 am - 5 pm

Youth Foot Golf

May 4 4:30 pm - 6 pm
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Youth Fishing

May 7 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Youth Fishing

May 7 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Run to Remember 5k

May 8 8 am - 9 am

Lifeguard Classes

May 15 9 am - 5 pm
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Lifeguard Classes

Jun 14 9 am - 5 pm
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Lifeguard Classes

Jun 14 9 am - 5 pm

Lifeguard Classes

Jul 12 9 am - 5 pm
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Summer Soaker 5K

Jul 31 8 am - 9 am