Skip to main content

Inside Look

44th Annual Homecoming 5K


The 44th Annual Homecoming 5K is right around the corner! On October 2nd, EKU Campus Recreation will happily welcome back individuals to the #CampusBeautiful to participate in one of the best homecoming traditions in Richmond. This year will feature a new route that will start and end in front of the new Student Recreation Center.

For $20, you will recieve a long sleeve dri-fit t-shirt, medal, and race bib to remember your time in Richmond. If you cannot make it back to Richmond, no problem! There is a $30 virtual option, and your race packet will be sent to you wherever you are!

To register for the in person option click here

To register for the virtual option click here.

If you have any questions please reach out to Kyle Reece, Coordinator of Competitive Sports at 859-622-3451 or

Cannot wait to see you in October!

Plank Challenge


Can you hold the longest plank at EKU? Test your skills in this week's Plank Challenge. From Monday, September 20th to Friday, September 24th, individuals will have the opportunity to see how they can hold a plank.

To participate, talk to a staff member on either Fitness Floor, who will check you in and track your progress.

Challenge winners will receive a $50 shopping spree to Dick's Sporting Goods.

Relax N' Paint


Finding an emotional release like painting allows your mind to relax and let go of your problems. Find ways to use color and paint to develop creative ideas to promote relaxation and stress reduction through painting.

Release your worries onto a canvas. The canvas and your creation are yours to keep. 

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!"

Group Fitness Schedule


Group Fitness Classes have started. A variety of classes are offered througout each week, including 2 new formats, Water Aerobics and Body Sculpt.

Interested in taking a class? Register online by clicking here or on our Mobile App "EKU Campus Rec" to guarantee your spot.

See you in class!

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 is committed to engaging our campus community, even if its from a distance. Each day for the rest of the Spring '20 semester, we will be posting resources, activities, and competitions to keep you mentally, physically, and socially well! We're calling this campaign, #CampusRecConnect, part of #EKUEverywhere.

EKU Campus Rec Employee Wins Leadership Award

Alexis Riep Wins EKU Leadership Award

Intramural Supervisor Alexis "Lexi" Riep was awarded the EKU Excellence In Leadership Award on Wednesday, April 15th for her work at EKU Campus Recreation. The Senior Criminal Justice Major from Union, KY has worked at EKU Campus Recreation since her Freshman year and is described as someone who is "a lead by example" kind of person who has gone above and beyond to help enhance the Intramural program, from going out of her way to make new officials feel welcome to the staff and taking inititative in leading multiple trainings to her peers. 


Lexi plans to attend The University of Baltimore for Law School after she graduates in just a few weeks! You can read the whole announcement here

Open /*deleted href=#openmobile*/