Cleveland State University


Upcoming Special Events

Viking Quest

When: April 23, 2016
Where: Cleveland State University Campus
Time: Heats begin at 9am

Viking Quest is a two mile obstacle course race on Cleveland State University’s campus. Students, Rec Center Members, and the general public (18 and older) can create teams of four, or sign up as a free agent to compete in a race that requires teamwork, skill, and strength. Prizes will be awarded to teams that are the fastest, have the most creative names, best dressed, and more! Click here to learn more.

Spring Fiesta

When: April 28, 2016
Where: CSU Recreation Center
Time: 4-6pm

Get into a festive but realxing spirit as we approach finals week! Come by the Rec for a FREE taco bar, games, prizes, chair massage and more!

Past Special Events

2016 Spring Open House

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Where: CSU Campus Recreation Services – 2420 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
Time: 11am – 2pm
Who: CSU Rec Corporate Partners, Corporate Partner employees and CSU Departments and Orgs.

NIRSA National Fitness Day

When: February 22, 2016
Where: Recreation Center

Celebrate healthy, active lifestyles on this action-packed day. FREE entry to the Recreation Center, FREE Group Fitness Classes and FREE giveaways will be available all day long.


When: Thursday, January 21, 2016
Where: Student Center
Time: 10am – 2pm

Gain awareness of health and wellness topics including healthy eating habits, alcohol awareness, fitness tactics and more during this FREE event.

Viking Fit Fair

When: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Where: Recreation Center
Time:10am – 2pm

Think you know how fit you are? If you are new to working out or you've been coming to the Recreation Center for years come to the Viking Fit Fair to find out exactly where you stack up against the nation's norms. At this event you'll have the opportunity to move through seven stations that will provide you with important information about your own fitness level.

By moving through the stations you will learn more about what your resting blood pressure and heart rate are, body fat percentage, body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio, broad jump distance, cardiovascular endurance, upper body muscular endurance, and hamstring/low back flexibility. Our certified personal trainers will lead you through these various activities and at the end they'll break it down for you and let you know what your results mean and how you can improve.

This is a free event so make sure to take advantage! Reward yourself following the assessment by receiving a FREE chair massage!
Learn more here!

Member Appreciation Week - August 19-26th

Join us for the the all-day festivities celebrating you!

  • August 19-26th: Enter drawing for Membership Giveaway
  • August 19th: Free Food Day
  • August 20th: 20% Pro Shop Discount
  • August 21st: Free Access to the Rec
  • August 24th: Free Fitness Classes start today!
  • August 25th: 20% Pro Shop Discount
  • August 26th: Rock the Rec

Rock the Rec - August 26th, 2015

When: Wednesday, August 26, 2015; 6 – 9pm
Where: CSU Recreation Center (East 24th Street cooridor, between Fenn Tower and Chester Avenue)

Now in it's 8th year, Rock The Rec is a prime feature in the university's Week of Welcome to kick off the academic year. This awesome event features free food, a rock wall, inflatables, games, prizes, demos, giveaways, music and a whole lot more the entire evening! Don't miss it!

Click here to visit the Rock the Rec site

MidTown Cleveland Healthline Classic 10k/5k

When: Saturday, September 26, 2015; 6 – 9pm

Join us for the 7th Annual MidTown Cleveland HealthLine Classic 10k or 5k Race on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The race will begin at the iconic Agora Theatre and take runners along the historic Prospect Avenue neighborhood, through Cleveland State University's campus and along Euclid Avenue's Health-Tech Corridor. A post race "kegs& eggs" party with live music will await runners. Advance registration is $20 for 5k or $25 for 10k. Register today!

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and this year we're upping our game! Throughout October, we'll have some great events, activities and opportunities for you to get involved with us to help support those affected by breast cancer, - including a Zumbathon™ and "Pink Nets," a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Help us support a wonderful and worthy cause, and raise awareness of this disease and the importance of early detection.

Viking Volleyball PINK OUT | 10.2.15 @ 6pm
Join Campus Activity Board at Woodling Gym for the Viking Volleyball PINK OUT! Come dressed in pink and watch the Viking Volleyball team take on Youngstown State. Enjoy the game and free giveaways through the game! All donations benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation, and students who donate have the chance to win gift cards, and FREE pink t-shirts to the first 250 students!
Friday, October 2nd; starting at 6pm
Where: Woodling Gym (PE building)

Pink Nets 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament | 10.15.15 @ 6pm
Support breast cancer research and awareness on the courts! Sign up to play in our 3-on-3 basketball tournament to benefit this worthy cause: Pink Nets! This 1-day, double elimination tournament is available for men's, women's and co-rec leagues and is sure to be a blast! Do what you love and support our efforts at the same time!
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 12th
Tournament Play: Thursday, October 15th; starting at 6pm
Where: CSU Rec Center
Entry Fee: $27 per person

Party In Pink! Zumbathon™ to Support Breast Cancer Research | 10.20.15 @ 6:30pm
Let's dance our way to a cure! Our Party In Pink Zumbathon™ in support of breast cancer research will celebrate the strength of those affected by this disease and show our determination in finding a cure. Join us for this vibrant event and have a blast!
Tuesday, October 20th; 6:30 - 8pm
Where: CSU Rec Center's MAC Gym
REGISTER HERE: CSU Rec Online Portal

Show Your Support Tabling!
Throughout October, we will have a display in our lobby for you to get involved in to show your support! Each week during the times below, you can come to the table that will be out in our lobby and fill out a card with your name, the name of someone who has been effected by breast cancer, or even share your story of how breast cancer has effected you. These cards we then be added to our display in the lobby as a growing show of support and inspiration! Donations will also be accepted during these tabling times, but are not mandatory to participate.
Wednesday, October 7th; 11:30am - 1:30pm
Monday, October 12th; 4 - 6pm
Tuesday, October 20th; 11:30am - 1:30pm
Monday, October 26th; 4 - 6pm

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