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Special Events

Creating memories on campus

Current and Upcoming Events

Each year, RecFit holds a variety of special events. We know that this year our events may look a bit different, but we are still excited for what the year holds. Check out some of our upcoming events and programs below!

AU Run Series

July 4-11th: Firecracker Fun Run

Results for the 1 mile run/walk due by July 15th. 

In lieu of a registration fee, please consider donating to a charitable organization that promotes freedom for all persons in the USA. 

August 1st-8th: Back to School 2 miler

Results for the 2 mile run/walk due by August 12th. 

In lieu of a registration fee, please consider donating to a charitable organization that contributes to the education of underserved populations in the US. Check here for some suggested charities and non-profits. 

September 5-12th: Labor Day 5k

Results for the 5k (3.1 mile) run/walk due by September 16th.

AU Run Series: Submit results for at least 2 runs and win a t-shirt.

The virtual 5k in June was such a hit that we are back at it again! This time we are stepping things up a bit--three months, three races, three distances. Complete 2 out of 3 to win a t-shirt!

No registration required. Simply track your workout and submit your results here by the deadline!

Race Photos: We are creating a collage of all participants. If you would like to be included, share a picture of yourself on your run or something along your route. To submit your race photo, please e-mail Sofia at ssemanaz@american.edu.

Exercise to AU

July 6th-August 24th

Join on Google Classroom using your AU email. 

Class Code: jdur3sh

Exercise to AU

Get to know AU RecFit before arriving in Fall 2020. Complete activities from our 6 functional areas by August 24th to win *AU RecFit swag*. Build healthy habits, interact with your classmates, and meet some of our incredible staff all before even stepping foot on campus (physically or virtually)!

All activities can be completed from your house!

The 6 areas are: Wellness and Special Events, Group Exercise, Facilities, Personal Training, Aquatics, and Competitive Sports (Club/IM). 

Recent Past Events

We kickoff the year with our biggest event, Late Night at the Rec! Early each semester we lead a series of "Women on Weights" workshops. Near the end of the Fall semester is our annual Push-Pull Powerlifting Competition. And during finals week, we hold pop-up relaxation events across campus.

We also partner with organizations across campus to promote health and wellness awareness both in person and virtually.

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

February 24-28

Special Collaboration: Yoga with REbeL @ AU

Friday, Feb 28 | 7 PM Jacobs Fitness Center

Be the Healthiest You! Join RecFit for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week February 24th to 28th.

Come join RecFit for body positive classes all week! We will also be covering the mirrors to allow emphasis on what your body can do and how it feels, rather than just what it looks like. 

Women on Weights

February 12, 19, 26 || 5:30-7pm

Cassell Fitness Center Weight Room
Women in weightroom

Women on Weights is designed to help women feel more comfortable in the weight room and be excited about training to become STRONG! The trainers will go over form, technique, and how to build your own weightlifting program! This program will benefit both the beginner and intermediate lifters.

Looking to Collaborate?

If you are a student group looking to co-sponsor an event, please contact Ashley Wilson, Fitness Coordinator of Wellness & Special Events: ashleyw@american.edu.