Sports, Fitness & Races

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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.

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.

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

Okoberfest 10K Cross Country Challenge

The popular Oktoberfest 10K Cross Country Challenge is the highlight of the annual Oktoberfest Celebration held at Fort Benning’s Uchee Creek. The 10K dirt and clay route winds deep into the woods around Uchee Creek. Watch your step and for wildlife, please! The cost of early registration is $25, $35 on-site.

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 will host qualifier races on July 22 and August 11. Anyone is welcome to participate in this free event; however, only active duty, activated National Guard and activated Reservists assigned to Fort Benning are eligible for selection to the Fort Benning Army Ten-Miler Team.


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 held October 8, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 


For more information, email [email protected]