Indoor Sprint Triathlon

Come be part of the first KSU Indoor Sprint Triathlon on February 19, 2022! Whether you are a seasoned triathlete ready to kick start your racing season, an active fitness-goer looking for a new adventure or a supporter of a loved one, this is the family-friendly event for you. Participants will compete in heated timed events: 300-yard swim, 5-mile bike ride, and one-mile run. All participants will receive a “swag bag” and awards will go to the top winners fastest overall times for men and women.  

Registration is limited to 50 participants. 

    Until 12/31/21
    Starting 1/1/2022
  • KSU Students
    No Cost
  • KSU Faculty/Staff
  • Guests (Non-KSU Affiliates)
Register Here

Turkey Trot 5K

November 12
The Perch

Cartoon Turkey running through a race finish line

Race Results

On your mark, get set, GO! It’s time for the KSU annual tradition of the Turkey Trot 5K hosted by the Department of Sports and Recreation. Get moving by participating in this 3.1 mile race before Thanksgiving Day! Enjoy the looped course held on the paved walking trail with 2 bridge features and beautiful views of a 9 acre lake. Gather your friends and colleagues to run (or walk)! 


  • All registration will take place online through the Sports and Recreation Member Portal.

    KSU Recreation Center Members are able to participate with no additional fee. 

    KSU Non-Members and Guests  - $10
    The Turkey Trot 5K is limited to KSU students, faculty, staff, alumni and their guests.

    Registration will close on October 31, 2021. There will be NO race day registration.

    Having trouble with registration? Follow this tutorial or reach out to Sports and Recreation at 470-578-6913. 

    There will be no race-day registration. 

  • The Turkey Trot 5K will be held at The Perch!
    390 Big Shanty Road
    Kennesaw, GA 30144

    Participants can park in The Perch parking lot and the Field 3 parking lot (behind Fifth Third Bank Stadium and across from U Pointe - limited spots available). Participants may also chose to park at the Cobb County Transit lot (across from the Owls Nest) and walk to The Perch. 

    Please note there is no baggage check available. 

  • Race Map

    Participants will start on the fields at The Perch and run counter clock-wise around the field edge to the paved "Walking Trail" loop. They will run 3 laps around this loop clock-wise. To finish, participants will enter back onto the fields running the outer edge clock-wise finishing between the 2nd and 3rd field. 

    Please note: Due to COVID-19 precautions, there will be no water stations on the course. 

  • Sports and Recreation is partnering with CARE Services to raise awareness about homelessness and food insecurity. Please consider bringing non-perishable donations to the race to donate to the Campus Food Pantry. 

    Current donation wish list

    Those who participate will receive a raffle ticket for each item (up to 10 items!) to be entered to win various prizes from our sponsors and campus partners! In the spirit of giving, raffle prize winners will be limited to two wins.

  • Pick up your race number and additional information about race day early! 

    Sports and Recreation Administrative Suite
    Student Recreation and Activities Center, Suite 1100
    Kennesaw Campus

    Wednesday, November 10

    Thursday, November 11

    Friday, November 12

  • Mock Up of Turkey Trot Long Sleeve Tshirt

    Participants are encouraged to pick up their t-shirt as soon as they finish the race. T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed.

    Those that pre-register and do not attend the race will not receive a refund or t-shirt. Must participate to receive the t-shirt


    Awards will be given to the overall male and female runners. 

    Top 1st-3rd place finishers in age group categories will receive medals. 

  • Not ready to race in person? No problem! Join the virtual option -  complete the 3.1 miles on your own time, at your own pace and in any location you choose! Participants will need to submit their results from an activity tracker or a photo proof of their run/walk! Send in your submissions to

    The virtual race will need to be completed between November 12-19. 

    Sports and Recreation Members - no additional cost
    Non-Members - $10 (for the t-shirt!)

Daffodil Dash 5K

Coming April 2022! Check back soon for more details! 

Rock the Rec

The Rock the Rec Events will be a day full of Sports and Recreation! Various events will be held throughout the day highlighting program areas within the department (OwlFit, Outdoor Adventures, Intramural Sports, Club Sports and Aquatics). Ride bicycles, sample group fitness classes, play intramural sports in the pool and meet with Club Sport leaders! An information table will also be available throughout the day for students to connect with Recreation staff, receive answers to questions, and to learn about healthy habits to get moving on campus! You can also enjoy refreshments and giveaways throughout the day.

    • Event
    • Information Table + Giveaways
      Recreation and Wellness Center Lobby
    • Water Balloon Toss
      Walkway by Stingers
    • OwlFit Fitness Challenge
      Walkway by Stingers
    • Club Sports Recruitment at the EXTREME Student Involvement Fair
    • Portable Rock Wall
    • Home Run Derby

      Cancelled due to feild conditions


    Find out more on Owl Life!

    • Event
    • Information Table + Giveaways
      Student Recreation and Activities Center
    • Campus Tour Bike Ride

      Register Here

      Outdoor Adventures
    • Make Your Own Yogurt Parfaits 

      hosted by Health Promotion and Wellness 

      Wellness Kitchen
    • Club Sports Recruitment at the EXTREME Student Involvement Fair

      Campus Green
    • Try Rock Climbing

      Climbing Gym
    • Intramural Sports Battleship

      6:45 On-site registration 

      7:00 Game Start

      Indoor Pool
    • OwlFit Fitness Showcase


      4-Court Basketball Gym

    Find out more on Owl Life! 


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! 

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

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