Special Events Schedule

Something for everyone!

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!

Sandblast 4v4 sand volleyball tournament
Sat. Sept. 21, 2013-10am
There is no better way to spend a fall Saturday than with your feet in the sand!  Co-Rec teams can sign up at the REC to join the double elimination tournament until Thurs. Sept. 19th.  $25/team entry fee.  Register online at IMLeagues

RECtoberfest 2013....Lax go on an African Safari!
Fri. Sept. 27, 2012-9pm
Join us for this wild ride, jump around the jungle, play laser tag and have a far out safari ride at RECtoberfest 2013.  It's FREE, it's FUN, there's FOOD, there's PRIZES...including a Blu-ray DVD player!  

Fall Golf Scramble
Fri. Oct. 4, 2013
Join us at Forrest Hills Golf Course for 9 holes of golf, prizes and competitions!  Clubs and golf carts are available for rental.  This event is fun for everyone!  Register online at IMLeagues.  

Paddle Battles 
Wed. Oct. 16, 2013
Come join us for our table tennis tournaments! These single or double elimination tournaments are fun for all talent levels and spectators!  Register online at IMLeagues

Run with the Chancellor  
Sat. Oct. 26, 2013-9am
Join Chancellor Gow for the annual, fun filled 5k around campus!  Free for participants including families and friends who are in town for the weekend.  The run begins at 9am at Hoeschler Clock Tower.  

19th Annual UW-L Turkey Trot presented by Subway & Health Tradition Health Plan
Sat. Nov. 23, 2013
It's one of the largest 5k road races in the La Crosse area and a popular Thanksgiving tradition for many.  Join us for this fabulous 5k prediction fun run and walk!  Check out the Turkey Trot link and make sure you gobble up early registration deals!

Hoop Mania
Tues. Feb. 11th, 2014 - 3p-6p
Join us for some mania on the court and participate in various skill challenges like a 3-point contest, skills course, progression shot, a vertical jump test and more!  Be the top challenger and get a chance to go head to head at halftime of the UW-L Basketball game on Wed. Feb. 12th or Wed. Feb. 19th!  It's free so just stop by the REC and jump into some Hoop Mania madness!

Paddle Battles 
Wed. Feb. 12th, 2014 & Wed. Apr. 23rd, 2014
Come join us for our table tennis tournaments! These single or double elimination tournaments are fun for all talent levels and spectators!  Register online at IMLeagues

Night on the Slopes
Fri. Feb. 21st, 2014 - 4p-9p
Excited to hit the slopes?! Bring your friends and enjoy an exciting, memorable night skiing on the slopes of Mt. La Crosse!

Indoor Tri
Sat. Mar. 8th, 2014
The UW-L Tri Challenge is moving into its fifth year with the Rec Sports Department!  This event provides experienced and beginner multi-sport athletes with an opportunity to put their endurance to the test. Indoor triathlons are unique events that require participants to swim, bike and run for a predetermined amount of time instead of distance. Scores are determined by combining the overall distance one travels during the three legs of the race.

Battleship...The Battle Begins Again...Fri. Apr. 4th, 2014!
Mitchell Hall Pool
Battleship is one our newest tournaments and it's sure to be a blast! Four person teams use buckets and other tools to "attack" other canoes with water until the competing team’s canoe is sunk and/or they tip over. The last canoe floating is the winning team of that heat. Teams may also use tools to block water from coming into their canoe. To move their canoe, teams must use their hands, buckets, or other water tools. Up to 6 canoes will be in the pool at once. Teams will compete in heats and the winning one or two teams per heat will advance.

Check out this video from Battleship 2013.

Spring Golf Scramble
TBD
Join us at Forrest Hills Golf Course for 9 holes of golf, prizes and competitions!  Clubs and golf carts are available for rental.  This event is fun for everyone!

Volunteers needed! If interested, please complete the following survey!