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Fall Fun Days

Fall Fun Days
Fall Fun Days is NEXT WEEK on Thursday, October 5th and Friday, October 6th! For youth in Kindergarten to Sixth Grade, children will have FALLtastic fun at the Student Recreation Center with activities that include swimming, rock climbing, games, a field trip to Baldwin Farms and more. Single day and sibling rates are available.
To register, click here.

Fall into Wellness


Join the Fitness & Wellness team for Fall into Wellness on Wednesday, October 4th. There will be free t-shirts, food, giveaways, and a variety of interactive activities. Flu shots and other wellness resources will also be available.

46th Annual Homecoming 5K


Make your way through the #CampusBeautiful on Saturday, October 14th for the 46th Annual Homecoming 5K! Early Bird registration of $25 is available until September 24th. There is also a special EKU Student and Group rate. Registration for the 5K includes a race bib, t-shirt, medal and access to the post race celebration. To register, click here and we will see you for this annual Homecoming tradition!

Registration Rates:

  • EKU Student - $20
  • Early Bird - $25 (Ends Sunday, September 24th)
  • Group - $200 (Participate with your group, organization or company of up to 10 individuals)

Adventure Programs Trip Schedule


Did you know trips are offered through Adventure Programs during the semester? The trips serve everyone from the novice to the advanced athlete.  From climbing in the Red River Gorge, canoeing the Kentucky River and backpacking through the Smokies, each trip is affordable for EKU students. For more information and to register, click here.

Please note that space is limited for each trip, so registering early is encouraged.

Group Fitness Schedule

Did you hear? Group Fitness Classes start on Monday. From xFit and DanceFusion to Cycle and Yoga, there is a class for YOU!
Register your spot by clicking here or on the App!

Jacob L. Moore Intramural Rookie of the Year Award

Last night, Campus Recreation had the honor of awarding the inaugural "Jacob L. Moore Intramural Rookie of the Year" award at the Student Excellence Awards. We had the privilege of having Jacob's family in attendance for the event and presentation.
Jacob Moore was a student and Intramural Official at Eastern Kentucky University who tragically passed away in 2015. Jacob was a bright sun, who brought joy and laughter to all of those who were around him. He was also a hard worker and one of the Intramural Sports' programs best officials. His infectious smile would brighten the days of the staff and players alike. The Intramural Sports program was better with him as a part of it.

Unified Basketball Showcase

Team EKU

This past Sunday, February 19th, Team EKU participated in the Unified Basketball Showcase at the University of Louisville. The team, which consisted of partners from EKU and athletes from the surrounding counties, competed against teams representing the University of Louisville, the University of Cincinnati and the Ohio State University. In addition to the games, there was also a dribble and pass competition and 3 point contest. Team EKU played well throughout the day, but more importantly had fun.

Special shoutout to Doug Ream, Assistant Director of Competitive Sports, for helping coordinate the event. For more pictures, click here.

House Bill 8 Updates

House Bill 8

As you may be aware, House Bill 8 was passed by KY Legislature. This bill includes several industries that are now required to charge a 6% sales tax and specifically impacts the recreation, leisure, and youth sport/camp industry. The following services that we provide will be impacted:

Athletic and Recreational Instructional Services

  • Personal Training
  • Swim Lessons

Facility Rentals

  • Birthday Parties
  • Recreational/Athletic Practices and Events
  • Challenge Course Reservations

Recreational Camps

  • Day Camps
  • Colonels Camp

Please be aware of this change as this will affect the out of pocket cost for these services. We thank you for your continued loyalty to our institution and programs.

Cover Story!

Mag Cover

EKU Campus Recreation was recently featured on the cover of Campus Rec Magazine! Flip through the digital copy here! 

EKU Campus Recreation Selected As Host of Rocket League Tournament by Special Olympics North America

Special Olympics EKU

Eastern Kentucky University Campus Recreation has been selected as one of three hosts for the Special Olympics North America Fall Rocket League tournaments. Joining the University of Louisiana and Dixie State, EKU will host a virtual Rocket League tournament that will see teams made up of athletes and partners from across the country to face-off in virtual soccar competition. 

Kyle Reece, Coordinator of Competitive Sports at EKU, was asked about what set EKU apart from other potential hosts, "I think it has a lot to do with the success we had with our rocket league tournaments that we had last fall and spring, where we partnered with Special Olympics Kentucky. Karen Michalak-Parsley, Hunter Brislin, and the rest of SO Kentucky team are amazing to work with. They were really supportive of the idea to try and have a virtual event last fall and it just kind of took off from there into the success it is now." 


In October 2021, EKU and Special Olympics Kentucky put on the first ever virtual Rocket League tournament. The teams consisted of Special Olympics Kentucky Athletes and their partners who were members of the EKU Club Rocket League team. Since then, Unified Virtual Tournaments have taken off across the country on college campuses, which was capped off with the NIRSA Virtual Championship Series last April.  


When asked about what it means for EKU Campus Rec to be selected, Reece is over the moon, "It's amazing, to even be considered for an opportunity like this, let alone be selected. It's another opportunity to showcase what EKU Campus Rec is capable of as well as putting into practice one of our beliefs which is inclusion for everyone. being able to partner with an amazing organization like Special Olympics something that we dont take for granted and something we are super excited about!"

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