Rec Day

Text saying "NIRSA's National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day

  • Commemorating the founding of the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) is the celebration of NIRSA Recreational Sports and Fitness Day or Rec Day on February 22! This celebration remembers the vision ‘to celebrate health, activity, competition and inclusivity’.  

    Tag us in your photos using #RecDay2021

    How Do you REC?
    February 10-19, 2021

    Send @ksusportsrec a photo of how YOU rec! Everyone gets their workout in differently from hitting the weight room, to walking outside, rock climbing, swimming or roller skating - show us your favorite way! Tag us on social or send us a DM. Photos will be featured on our account on Rec Day (February 22) and one participant will win a Sports and Recreation prize pack!

    Monday, February 22, 2021 Events

    Wake Up with REC 
    Student Recreation and Activities Center (Kennesaw Campus)

    Wrap up your morning workout and fuel for your day with some hot coffee! Ask any questions you may have about Sports and Recreation programs and services. 

    Bike Ride from Campus

    Join Outdoor Adventures for a fun bike ride from the Kennesaw Campus on the Noonday Creek Trail. No bike? No problem! We will meet at Outdoor Adventures where bikes and helmets will be provided for those who make a reservation in advance. Outdoor Adventures is located inside the Student Recreation and Activities Center on the Kennesaw Campus. Register at

    Hanging in Hammocks

    Visit Outdoor Adventures at the Arboretum where hammocks will be provided! Learn to set up a hammock and take some time to relax and enjoy the great outdoors!

    Hydrate with REC
    Recreation and Wellness Center (Marietta Campus)

    Wrap up your afternoon workout and refuel! Ask any questions you may have about Sports and Recreation programs and services. 


    OwlFit Group Fitness Classes

    Participate in an OwlFit Group Fitness Class and earn a Sports and Recreation water bottle! Did you know group fitness classes are available at no additional cost?

    11:15AM Cycle Express

    5:15PM Guts & Butts

    7:15PM Zumba

    Learn more about OwlFit group fitness

    Instagram Live - Zumba!
    Virtual - Instagram Live

    Join us virtually for an OwlFit group fitness Zumba class! Get your sweat on from the comfort of your own home. Make sure to follow @ksusportsrec and tune in for the class! The class will be 30 minutes in length and suitable for all fitness levels! 


Daffodil Dash 5K

Daffodil Dash with geometric flower as the "O" in Daffodil

  • Celebrate the beginning of Spring with the Daffodil Dash Virtual 5K throughout the month of April! Complete 3.1 miles at your own pace and anywhere you can! Make a workout reservation and run on a treadmill at our facilities or hit the pavement outside and enjoy the sunshine! It doesn’t matter how fast you go, we just want you to get moving! 

    To be eligible for a prize, complete the form on Owl Life and send in proof of completion! Prizes will be awarded first come, first served - the form will be open April 1 - 30, 2021. 

    Submit Your Results

Turkey Trot 5K

turkey with mask on running through a finish line

  • Turkey Trot 2020 - Virtual Edition

    The 46th Annual Turkey Trot 5K will be held virtually this year! Run a 5K anytime between November 1-30 to be eligible for a prize (while supplies last). 

    Complete the 3.1 miles at your own pace and anywhere you can - outside, on a treadmill or on a track. 

    The top runners will receive a $50 gift card to Big Peach Running Company

    Send in proof of your completion of 3.1 miles (snap a photo or screen shot on your activity tracker) by completing the form on the Sports and Recreation Owl Life page! 

    Confirmation and prize pick up information will be emailed to you. 

    Support CARE Services:

    While we are unable to host our annual food drive with the Turkey Trot 5K, there are other opportunities to support KSU students in need. Each year, CARE Services provides students the opportunity to request their Holiday Wishes for our university and community partners to adopt. Items are compiled into an Amazon registry to make the adoption process as easy as possible. Items will be wrapped and delivered to CARE students in December. Visit the Amazon registry here. Thank you for CARE'ing!


     Big Peach Running Company


    We welcome participation from NCAA track and field athletes however, they will not be eligible for awards.

We would love to share your photos! Tag @ksusportsrec on social!

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