Paladin Pacer

Grab your family and friends and join us for the 4th annual Paladin Pacer 5K Trail Race and Fun Run on Saturday, February 25, 2023!

The 4th Annual Paladin Pacer is a spirit-filled event to support students and teachers at Pinecrest Academy, a private PreK3-12 Catholic school that strives to form Christian leaders who will transform society.

The 2023 event features a NEW 5K course on Pinecrest Academy’s beautiful 68-acre campus. Be ready for over 2 miles of scenic dirt trails, grass, and HILLS! Although not likely the best opportunity for a PR time, this is guaranteed to be one of the prettiest and most fun courses close to home. The 1-Mile Fun Run, perfect for children, includes three laps around the school driveway so parents can support their little Olympians throughout the race.

The competition can be friendly or fierce (you’ll have your choice of both!) as you run or walk with so many students, athletes, teachers, priests, missionaries and neighbors. Pinecrest cheerleaders along the course promise to boost your energy just when you need it. And the Paladin Pacer EPIC costume contest returns! Dress in costume as a group or individual, as we’ll award a prize for the best costume! You don't want to miss this awesome race that is fast-becoming one of Pinecrest's favorite traditions.

Event Schedule and Pricing

  • Wednesday, January 4 : Registration open at early bird pricing!
  • Saturday, February 18 - price increase
  • Friday, February 24, 11am-6pm - OPTIONAL pre-race packet pick-up at Big Peach Running Company in Cumming (5485 Bethelview Rd., Ste. 430). On-site registration available.
  • Saturday, February 25, 7am - Race day registration and packet pick-up available at Pinecrest Academy Lower School Gym
  • 8:00 am - 5K Run/Walk start
  • 8:55 am - 1-Mile Fun Run start
  • 5K:  $30 through February 17  –  $35 through February 22  –  $40 February 24 & 25
  • 1 Mile:  $20 through February 17 - $25 after February 17
  • Pinecrest Academy Employees - $20

Additional Details

  • NOTE: The 5K event is now a TRAIL race, so be ready for some off-roading, and watch your footing on the uneven terrain.
  • Race Location: Pinecrest Academy, 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041
  • Arrive early on race day! Parking available at Pinecrest Academy or off-site with shuttle transportation. Details will be sent the week of February 19.
  • Awards for Overall Male/Female and Top 3 Male/Female finishers in each age group: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over. Finisher prizes for all 1-Mile runners.
  • Award for BEST COSTUME!
  • All participants registered by Monday, February 13 will receive a race t-shirt. Registrations on or after Tuesday, February 14 will be subject to availability of shirts and will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Questions? Contact our Development Office.