Sports, Fitness & Races
- Commanders Cup Sports
Commanders Cup intramural sports are reserved for active duty Soldiers. Sports include basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball and volleyball.
Coming up:Commanders Cup Flag Football: We will host a coaches meeting at 1pm Aug. 15 at the Doughboy Stadium Tower 2. Bring a copy of your AAA-162. For more information, call +1(706) 984-1994.
- 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
MWR Sports will host a 5K Run Series including five races:
• Ugly Sweater Run, 9am Dec 8 at Doughboy Stadium
• 4 Legged Love Run, 10am Feb 16 at Dog Park 2 on Zuckerman
• Bunny Run, 8am April 13 at Doughboy Stadium,
• Run to Remember, 8am May 18 at Doughboy Stadium,
• Back to School Run, 8am Aug 3 at Doughboy Stadium.
Each race earns participants one part of a five-medal set, pictured here. The cost is $15 per race for adults and $10 for kids 5 and younger. (Mom and Dad can run with kids for free, or kids can run with parents free, no medal will be issues for participants who do not register. Courses are stroller friendly.) Register for one race at a time at Smith Fitness Center or Active.com. For more information, call 706-527-2393. The first 250 to register for each race will receive a Tshirt.
Register for a VIRTUAL RUN to earn that medal you missed!
- Chesty Puller Half Marathon Trail Run
The annual Fort Benning Chesty Puller Half Marathon is a 13.1-mile 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 until the day of the race, when it will increase to $70.
The Marine 1-Mile and 2-Mile fun run for kids will follow at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $10 until race day, then increases to $15. Register at Smith Fitness Center or at Active.com.
- Okoberfest 10K Cross Country Challenge
The results of the 2017 10K are here!
Train now for the annual Oktoberfest 10K Cross Country Challenge! This popular is the highlight of the three-day Oktoberfest Celebration at Uchee Creek. It starts at 9am Saturday at the Uchee Creek Activity Center, and from the starting line there, participants will run through the hilly wooded area around Uchee Creek on rugged dirt paths. There’s a reason we call this a challenge! This event is open to the public and all skill levels. The first 100 participants to register will get a t-shirt. Thereafter, registration will only take place on site, and the cost will be $35. Stay tuned for more information.
- Army 10 Miler
For 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.
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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.