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  • Special Events Schedule

    The Recreational Sports Department's Special Events program offers a variety of unique recreation and sporting events throughout the year. There is something for everyone and activities include: tournaments,skill competitions, road races, endurance challenges, and mini carnivals held in the R.E.C. Try new activities, win prizes, meet new friends, and have a blast with us!



    • September 4th: Moonlight Mile starting at the Clocktower at 11:00PM (FREE)
    • September 5th: RECFest 6:00-8:00PM at the Recreational Eagle Center (FREE)
    • September 16th: Fall Bagtoss Tournament starting on Drake Field at 4:00PM (FREE)
    • September 17th: Sanblast Volleyball Touranment starting at 9:00am on sand volleyball courts ($25/team)
    • September 23rd: Fall Golf Scramble at Forest Hills Golf Course tee times start at 2:00PM ($15/person)
    • September 24th: 5v5 Soccer Tournament: Recreation Fields behind Reuter ($15/team)
    • September 30th: Rectoberfest at the Recreational Eagle Center 9:00PM-12:00AM (FREE)


    • October 12th: Paddle Battle Tournament starting at 6:00PM at the REC (FREE)
    • October 15th: Run with the Chancellor starting at 9:00am at the Clocktower (FREE)
    • October 22nd: Big Red Volleyball Tournament starting at 10:00am at the REC ($15/team)


    • November 19th: 23rd Annual Turkey Trot starting at 9:00am outside of REC (See Turkey Trot Web for more info)
    • December 7th: Finals Bingo starting at 8:00PM (FREE)


    Moonlight Mile: Sunday, September 4th 11:00PM

    Date: Sunday, September 4th, event starts at 11:00PM

    Location: Hoeschler Clocktower

    Cost: FREE

    Event Description: Join your fellow students to kick off the year with the Moonlight Mile. The Moonlight Mile starts at the Hoeschler Clocktower and ends under the lights of Memorial Field. Whether you want to walk or run this mile, this will be the perfect event to meet new friends, and get some free swag before school starts. Moonlight Mile is a part of UWL Welcome Week and co-sponsored by START and RecSports.

    REC FEST: Monday, September 5th 6:00-8:00PM

    Date: Monday, September 5th, 6:00-8:00PM

    Location: Recreational Eagle Center 

    Cost: FREE, this event is part of the Welcome Weekend

    Event Description: Start off your year by attending REC Fest and finding out what all Recreational Sports can offer you throughout the year! REC Fest features games and activities for students to get acquainted with the 25 Sport Clubs, Intramurals, Outdoor Connection and the trips they offer, the Climbing Wall, Strength Center, Group Fitness, and many other programs. The event features many giveaways throughout the event. Please dress comfortably and ready to participate!

    Golf Scramble: Friday, September 16th

    Date: Monday, February 29th-Thursday March 3rd

    Location: Forest Hills Golf Course on Losey Blvd

    Cost: $15/per person. Cart rental is available at the course for $7.50/per person.

    Event Description: Don't miss your opportunity to get out in the sun and play around of golf before winter hits. Our Fall Golf Scramble is a great opportunity to get out with a golfing partner and compete on prize and challenge holes throughout the nine holes of golf. Prizes will be awarded to the person who is closest to the pint, has the longest drive, and much more. The team with the lowest score also wins an Intramural Championship shirt. Registration for this event takes place on IMLeagues.

    Sandblast Volleyball Tournament: Saturday, September 17th

    Date: Saturday, September 17th 10:00AM Start

    Location: Outdoor Sand Volleyball Courts

    Cost: $25/ per team register on IMLeagues

    Event Description: Bump, set, spike! Come enjoy the sun and sand by competing in the Fall 4's Volleyball Sandblast Tournament. Winners of the tournament receive an Intramural Championship shirt and their pictures in the Intramural Hall of Champions. This is a double elimination tournament format.

    Spring Paddle Battle

    Date: Wednesday, March 30th

    Location: Recreational Eagle Center, Court 1

    Cost: FREE

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    Date: Friday, April 8th

    Location: Mitchell Hall Pool

    Cost: $10/per team

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    Backyard Olympics

    Date: Saturday, April 16th 10:00AM Start

    Location: Recreational Fields Behind Reuter


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    Spring Golf Scramble

    Date: Friday, April 15th

    Location: Forrest Hills Golf Course

    Cost: $15 per person for 9 holes of golf

    Event Description: Join us at Forrest Hills Golf Course for 9 holes of golf, prizes, and competitions. Clubs and golf carts are available for rental at the course. Club rental is $7.00 per person and cart rental is $7.50 a person. This event is fun for everyone! Registration takes place on IMLeagues.

    Spring Bag Toss Tournament

    Date: Friday, April 22nd

    Location: Drake Field

    Cost: FREE

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    3v3 Basketball Double Elimination Tournament

    Date: Saturday, April 30th

    Location: Coate/Eagle Basketball Courst

    Cost: $15/per team

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    Spring Spectacular

    Date: Friday, May 6th

    Location: Hoeschler Clock Tower and Drake Field

    Cost: FREE

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    Want to volunteer with the Recreational Sports department?? A great way to volunteer is to help out at any number of our special events we offer throughout the year. 

     Department Special Events Volunteer Survey  If you have any questions about volunteering, please e-mail Jenny Larson.