Paladin Pacer

The Paladin Pacer is a fun-filled event that supports students and teachers at Pinecrest Academy, providing a beautiful opportunity for our local community to come together for friendly competition!

The 4th annual Paladin Pacer 5K Trail Race and Fun Run took place on Saturday, February 25, 2023. More than 250 came out for the annual event.  Plan to join us this fall for the 5th Annual Paladin Pacer, as we take advantage of North Georgia's beautiful fall weather and foliage!

The 2023 event featured a new 5K course on Pinecrest Academy’s beautiful 68-acre campus. Runners and walkers experienced two miles of scenic dirt trails, grass, and HILLS! The route was ideal for avid trail runners, serving as one of the prettiest and most fun courses close to home.

The 1-Mile Fun Run included three laps around the school driveway. This event was a hit with younger children, along with adults, many of whom briskly walked with their friends, and some who enjoyed running at a more relaxed pace.

Pinecrest cheerleaders and volunteer parents were peppered along the 5K course to rally on runners and walkers.  Runners were invited to wear costumes, and this year’s winner was the Nolan family, all five dressed as The Incredibles.  A great time was had by all!

Stay tuned for more information on the 2024 event!  For more information about the Paladin Pacer and for sponsorship opportunities, please email David O’Shea, Director of Advancement.