MONk run has been postponed until saturday, April 28th

UPDATE 4/13/18
Message from 15th Street Flyers regarding Monk Run:

As announced yesterday, with the expected severe weather forecast for tomorrow, the 2018 Monk Run has been rescheduled for April 28, 2018. Please note that your race shirt and bib number can be picked up tomorrow, April 14, 2018 at Varsity Sports, 2021 Claiborne St. in Old Mandeville from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. You may pick up for yourself, your family and your friends. We will offer one other additional shirt/packet pickup before April 28th (location TBD) and then of course again race day. If you have any questions, please email

Due to potential severe weather conditions this weekend, Monk Run, the annual 1-mile / 5k trail run and walk at Saint Joseph Abbey, has been postponed until Saturday, April 28. Saint Joseph Abbey is located at 75376 River Road in Covington. All entry fees are non-refundable.

Monk Run provides an exclusive opportunity to run on the beautiful, privately owned grounds of the Abbey, which otherwise are not open for public recreational use. Proceeds from Monk Run will help support the maintenance and preservation of the Abbey forest.

The 1-mile race begins at 8:00 a.m., while the 5K race starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration and number pickup begin at 6:45 a.m.  

A post-race picnic for all participants will include jambalaya, burgers, and hot dogs. Beverages will be provided by race sponsor Abita Brewing Company, including Abita Amber, Abita Root Beer, and more. Runners are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket for the post-race celebration. Hand-made awards from the Abbey monks will be given in several categories and age groups.

Race day registration is $35, or $20 for ages 16 and under, or $30 for seniors 65 and over. Race day entrants are not guaranteed T-shirt availability or sizes. You can download registration forms in advance here and bring them with you to the race.

If you are interested in volunteering at Monk Run or becoming a sponsor, contact Kathy Nastasi at (985) 867-2284 or For additional race information, call Diane Weiss at (985) 893-3684 or (504) 460-2991.