- Sports, Fitness & Races-Fort Benning
Sports, Fitness & Races-Fort Benning
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.
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.
CC Volleyball Meeting, 1 pm on February 18 at Doughboy Stadium, Tower 2.
CC Soccer Meeting, 1 pm on March 10 at Doughboy Stadium, Tower 2.
CC Softball Meeting, 1 pm on May 12 at Doughboy Stadium, Tower 2.
CC Golf Meeting, 1 pm on June 30 at Doughboy Stadium, Tower 2.
CC Flag Football Meeting, 1 pm on August 25 at 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 the 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
You asked we listened! The remaining runs for the 2019-2020 5k Fun Run Series are going virtual. Here is your chance to complete the series. Register for the Bunny Run, Run to Remember and Summer Soaker run for only $30. If you register before July 31, you will also receive a free t-shirt! If you missed out on the Ugly Sweater Run and/or the 4-Legged Love Run, you can run them virtually for $10 each to complete your medal set! Please note participants must provide proof of each 5k run they complete in order to receive their medal. Medals can be picked up starting on August 18 every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 am-4:30 pm at the Doughboy Stadium offices. For more information contact Haley Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Grab your running shoes and head outdoors today!
The last day to register will be September 30! Registration extended to October 30!
You can register for the 5k Virtual Fun Run series here!
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 a 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 9 am. The cost is $10 until race day, then increases to $15.
Register at Smith Fitness Center or click here.
Oktoberfest 10K Cross Country Challenge
Saturday starts at 9 am with the annual Oktoberfest 10K Cross Country Challenge sponsored by Kia Autosport Columbus. The dirt route winds deep into the wooded hills around Uchee Creek.
The 5K Family Fun Run is a bit more accommodating.
These events are open to the public.
The 10K is $30; the 5K is $10. (The Volksmarch is free. Registration is not required.)
Prizes and t-shirts are awarded only to paid participants.
Registration on-site on race day increases by $10 for each race, starting at 7 am. The race starts at 9 am. This event also includes a stroller-friendly, dog-friendly Volksmarch, which starts right after the 10K starts. No registration required.
After the race, show your bib and receive FREE entry into Oktoberfest (Saturday only).
Want to see some great hockey? -- Then come out and support our Hockey Team!
Army 10 Miler
For more than 30 years, 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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