We’re excited for the MonkRun coming up this Saturday, September 22! We’re also excited to announce that the Roasterie will be on hand before the race to provide samples of their amazing coffee! A map and description of the course is at the bottom; please familiarize yourself with the course. Volunteers will be on the course to direct you.
Here is a schedule of events for the morning:
8:00 a.m. - Mass with the Monastic Community
We know you’re joining us for a morning run, so running attire will be perfectly acceptable for this Mass.
8:30 a.m. - Registration opens
9:00 a.m. - All Participants should arrive by 9 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - MonkRun 5K Begins!
9:31 a.m. - 1 Mile Walk Begins (Walkers should gather at the back of the pack)
10:15 a.m. - Awards Presentation and Prize Raffle
When you arrive you will receive:
MonkRun Commemorative T-shirt
Event t-shirts are distributed on a first come, first served basis, shirt sizes are not guaranteed. Shirt sizes on the event form are requested to help with accuracy for ordering.
Those Participating in the 5K Run Receive a Race Number
The 5K and Walk begin in front of the Abbey Guesthouse. Walkers should gather at the rear of the pack as to not obstruct the start of the race. The run begins by traveling north around the Abbey circle curving west to the service road. The run turns back north at the service road, passing by the garages out to ‘P’ street. The run will turn left (west) on ‘P’ street travelling west to 2nd street. **The walk turns right (east) traveling east to the driveway, curving back south, through the outdoor stations of the cross, past the Abbey cemetery, behind the Abbey back to the race start)** At 2nd street, the 5K travels south to the Benedictine College entrance, heading up the hill turning right (south) between the Haverty Center and the St. John Paul II Center. Following the sidewalks to Mound St., the race turns right (east) at Mound St. Travelling to 2nd St. At 2nd St. the race turns right (north) back to the Benedictine College entrance. At the BC entrance the race turns right (east) into the college entrance, returning to the service road, turning left (north) toward ‘P’ Street. The run turns right (east) on ‘P’ St. toward the Northeast corner of the Abbey property. At the northeast corner the race turns south through the outdoor stations of the cross, past the Abbey cemetery, behind the Abbey back to the race start.