Campus Recreation

At-Home Recreational Resources

While we know recreation is usually best enjoyed with others in a social setting, we wanted to offer some options for you to experience recreation and leisure while practicing social distancing!

 

Virtual Intramurals

Craft the Rec Challenge

Like Minecraft? Think you remember what the Rec looks like? Participants will have the entire month of June to design, build, and submit their best Minecraft rendering of the Spencer Student Recreation Center.

Click here for rules and information. Contact Taylor Brooks at t-brooks2@wiu.edu with any questions or concerns.

 

Introducing...The Leatherneck Games!

Each week during July, we will be hosting a new virtual fitness challenge for our students and members. Below are the descriptions of the weekly challenges. You can also click HERE for rules and instructions for each event. Participants can win WIU Campus Rec prizes by (1) a weekly challenge/having their name drawn in a drawing or (2) by participating in and completing every weekly challenge. Participants are limited to one prize throughout the month. Only WIU students and Campus Rec members are eligible to win these competitions. If you have any questions, email Taylor Brooks at  t-brooks2@wiu.edu .

WEEKLY CHALLENGES

INDEPENDENCE DAY 5K - Friday, July 3rd

  • The Leatherneck Games kicks off with a 5k. The male and female winners of this event will receive an IM Champ t-shirt. 

STEPS FOR STUDENTS - Friday, July 10th

  • We want to honor each of our current WIU undergraduate and graduate students. For this challenge, participants must walk 10,650 steps on July 10th. That’s two steps for every one of our WIU students. Those who participate in this challenge will be entered in a drawing for an IM Champ t-shirt and water bottle.

CAMPUS REC CYCLE RACE - Friday, July 17th

  • The third event of the Games is a 20-mile bike ride. The male and female winners of this event will receive an IM Champ t-shirt.

DUATHLON - Friday, July 24th

  • Week four of the Leatherneck Games features a duathlon - a run/bike/run challenge. Participants will run 2 miles, bike 10 miles, and run 2 miles. The male and female winners of this event will receive an IM Champ t-shirt.

WALKATHON WEEK - Monday, July 27th - Friday, July 31st

  • The final leg of the Leatherneck Games is a weeklong walkathon. Participants will have 5 days to walk, jog, or run a total of 30 miles. Those who participate in this challenge will be entered in a drawing for an IM Champ t-shirt and a water bottle.

 

Coming Soon... WIU Campus Rec eSports & eGaming!!

We are excited to begin offering eSports and eGaming opportunities for our students and members. This is an exciting, new program that we are looking forward to growing in the future.

 

Fitness Resources

  • Outdoor Group Fitness Classes!
    • Check our Campus Recreation Group Fitness page for the weekly schedule, policies/procedures, and details for how to sign up!
  • Facebook Live Fitness Classes!
    • Monday through Friday at 12:00pm CST
    • Check our WIU Campus Recreation Facebook page for updated weekly schedules with class descriptions!

FITNESS EVENTS:

  • "Connect The Necks" Walk/Run Challenge
    • May 11 - July 6
    • 8 weeks to accumulate 80 miles walking, jogging, or running
  • Father's Day Virtual 5K - Sunday, June 21
  • Campus Rec Virtual Duathlon - Saturday, June 27

 

More fitness resources!

Outdoor Resources