Monastery 5K-Run

Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 8:30am
Category: Event

11th Annual Monastery 5K-Run

After a 3-year hiatus because of COVID, we are back!
On Saturday, May 6, 2023, come and enjoy the 11th Annual Monastery 5K-Run through the beautiful Monastery grounds! Start time 8:30 AM.

Run with the monks:
Bring the whole family and join the run or fun walk on a unique 3.1-mile trail route through the serene setting. Soft surfaces, tricky terrain, and general love for being one with nature draw trail runners into the monastery landscape's woods, fields, and hills. Explore one of Georgia's most beautiful and treasured attractions, now part of the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area.

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

After the race, take the family to stroll the Rockdale River Trail. This scenic hike and bike trail goes through the monastery woodlands to the 500-foot bridge that spans over the rushing South River waters.

Event details:
Registration Fee:
● 5K Entry Fee - $35.00 (with signed waiver)

● You can submit registration and entry fees IN PERSON at the  Monastery gift store by drop-off.
   (Print Reg Form)  
● We accept Race Day Registration from 6:00 AM before the race up to 7:30 AM.
***T-shirts are guaranteed for participants registered before the end of the day on April 22.***

Photo Gallery of previous Fun Run

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+.


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 6:30 AM
- Location: Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Highway 212 SW, Conyers, GA 30094
- Liability Release is required for all participants.
- Signed waiver required for all youth 18/under.

Day before the race, Friday
Early pick up of packets at Monastery Noon – 5:00 PM
The proceeds from this event will go directly to the Monastery's Foodbank Outreach.

After the race 
Visit and enjoy the Monastic Heritage Center, which displays the history of monasticism. You will also enjoy shopping in the monastery gift shop. Spend some quiet time on the lakeside and peaceful grounds.

Visit: 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 that begins at the Monastery entrance.