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2023 St Benedict's Fun Run

Sat October 21, 2023 Smyrna, GA 30080 US Directions


St Benedict's
2160 Cooper Lake Rd
Smyrna, GA US 30080


Saturday, October 21st, 2023 St. B's Parents Association is excited to host it's 12th Annual One Mile Fun Run and Tot Trot! We are also excited to bring back the Adult and Alumni 1 Mile Race.  This year's adult and alumni race will not be timed with chipped bibs, but top three male and female runners will be recognized.

Calling all St Benedict's students preschool through 8th grade - come join the fun! Preschoolers run the 100 yard Tot Trot. K-8th students run the 1 Mile Student Race. Siblings of St Bs students are also welcome to register and run!  *(Parents who need to escort young runners on the 1 mile course must register for the race. See Registration Information below)

Hey parents, teachers/staff and alumni who love to run too - Join the fun and register for the Adult and Alumni 1 Mile Race.  You'll get a t-shirt and medal and be cheered on by the student runners! The races are followed by raffle prizes, a dance party, post-race snacks and awards for our top 3 finishers in each grade. It's a lot of fun and a great community event that we look forward to every year!


Students and Siblings: Race is open to all St. B’s students and their siblings (preschool-8th grade). Preschoolers will run the Tot Trot and K-8th graders will run the 1 Mile Fun Run.  Students and siblings  Register as PARTICIPANT

Parents wanting to escort their little ones on the One Mile course must Register to run as PARTICIPANT: 1 Mile and Tot Trot, in order to receive a race bib and be allowed on the racecourse. Parents are discouraged from running the 1 mile with students if their child does not need assistance on the course. Instead, parents are encouraged to run in the ADULTS & ALUMNI 1 Mile Race!  **(Parents who plan to run both races should register for the Adult & Alumni Race)

★ The 3rd annual ADULT & ALUMNI 1 MILE RACE is open to all parents, teachers/staff and St Bs Alumni.  This race will take place immediately after the student race. To register, please choose ADULT & ALUMNI RACE to ensure that you will receive a race bib on race day, and the top three make and female runners will be recognized. **(Childcare will be provided on the preschool playground during the Adult Race)

Register by September 29th to guarantee your t-shirt size.  After 9/29, shirt size availability is not guaranteed. Online registration is $20 plus a small transaction fee. Want an awesome tie-dye t-shirt but don't want to run or can't make the race?  Register online for a T-Shirt Only (parents too!).  T-shirt drop off will happen on Wednesday October 18th so that students can wear their Fun Run t-shirt to school on Friday, October 20th. Online registration closes on October 15th at midnight.  After that time, anyone wanting to participate must register on race day for $25.  T-shirt availability cannot be guaranteed on race day.

T-SHIRT All registrants receive a cool tie dye race t-shirt that can be worn to school the Friday before race day and on spirit days throughout the year!  Can't participate on race day, but still want the awesome shirt? No problem!  There's an option for that too.  Reminder: Register by September 29th to guarantee your t-shirt size.

RACE COURSE The race will take place on the campus and streets surrounding the school with police officers and volunteers permitted on the course to monitor for safety. See the course map for a visual. 

FUN STUFF Official race medals will be awarded to all participants!  Certificates for top three male and top three female One Mile finishers in each grade will be given at awards ceremony. 

VOLUNTEERS Needed!!  Parents, grandparents, friends, Alumni and high school siblings: Click HERE to volunteer!  We cannot pull this off without the help of nearly 80 volunteers.  Come support our school and be a part of the fun! 

RACE DAY SCHEDULE:  7:30-8:30AM Bib Pickup and Day of Race Registrations   9:00AM Races Start: Tot Trot, followed by Student 1 Mile, then Adult & Alumni 1 Mile   10:15AM Awards

* You can Fun Run AND make it to Saturday sports!! Student race should finish around 9:30, so if you need to leave right after, please park at Oakdale Park, Children’s Network or Vinings Bank lots to avoid road closures. 

** Additional Race Day information will be sent home with t-shirts on Wednesday October 18th

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

1 Mile Course Map

The course for 2023 will be the same as last year in 2022

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Road Closure and Parking Instructions

ROAD CLOSURES - The roads along the 1 Mile course will be closed to through traffic from 8:50am until the races end around 9:45/10:00am. Please see the map of the course for a visual, but this includes Cooper Lake Rd from the intersection at Daniel St south to Weaver St, all of Weaver and Daniel St between Weaver and Cooper Lake.


* Childcare Network, Oakdale Park, Jason Lau Wing Chu Kung Fu (across from Main Campus), limited spaces at the main campus of St Benedict's, the Hive campus, Upper School campus. Vinings Bank across Atlanta Rd.

If you know ahead of time that you will need to leave the event early for any reason, we advise that you park in the Oakdale Park lot, Childcare Network lot, or across Atlanta Rd in the Vinings Bank lot.  These lots will have access to leave via Atlanta Rd. All school campus parking lots and the Jason Lau Wing Chu Kung Fu Training Center lot will be inaccessible until the roads re-open after the races. 


Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.




Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.



NEW THIS YEAR! You can check race results by scanning the QR code on your race bib.  Results will post within a few minutes after each race.


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