Cleveland State University


Upcoming Special Events

Viking Quest

When: April 22, 2017
Where: Cleveland State University Campus
Time: The quest begins 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.

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Past Special Events

Rock the Rec

When: Wednesday, August 31, 2016; 6 – 9pm
Where: CSU Recreation Center (East 24th Street cooridor, between Fenn Tower and Chester Avenue)

Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of our recreation center during the university's Week of Welcome! Now in it's 9th year, Rock The Rec is an awesome event featuring 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

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Homecoming 5k Race

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: Registration & Check-In opens @ 8am; Race begins @ 9am

The CSU Rec Homecoming 5K is a 3.1-mile race on and around the Cleveland State University campus to help celebrate homecoming 2016! Alumni, students, faculty, staff and Rec Center members, and the general public are welcome and encouraged to join in this fun and competitive race. Awards will be given out male and female finishers in 12 age categories, as well as overall finishers. Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 1st @ 9am and don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of this awesome event!

Click here to register today!
Or click here for more information.

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Viking Fit Fair

When: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Where: Recreation Center
Time:11am – 1pm

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!


When: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Where: Student Center
Time: 10am – 2pm

WellFest is an interactive health and wellness event that features fun activities, respected experts, and local business all coming together to promote health and wellness for our campus community. This event is an important tool as we continue the growth and evolution of our expanding university. Wellness is at the forefront of so many discussions today and CSU continues to be an active participant in these conversations. With so many students of our institution becoming leaders in the wellness industry, it is important to provide health-oriented, educational experiences necessary for success in the growing culture of healthy living.

We are proud to host our annual WellFest event – an event dedicated to providing tools and information to help you make the right decisions to better your health and wellness daily. We also encourage you to visit the VIKEHealth portal on the CSU website to stay up-to-date on all the wellness information and events we have to offer on campus.

WellFest at Cleveland State

Canoe Battleship

When: Wednesday, March 29th
Where: Busbey Natatorium @ CSU Rec Center
Time: Battle begins at 6:00pm
Price: $20 per team of 4. Register today at

Looking for a great way to get a good workout in without even realizing? Battleship is coming to CSU March 29th at 6pm. Get your team together (4 per canoe) and get ready to sink the competition in the pool. Be prepared to get wet! Only $20 per team (5 dollars a person folks) and there's a cap of 16 teams so sign up now. We can't wait to see this tournament take off! Want to learn more about CSU battleship or have questions? Contact Katie Skeens at for more information.

2017 Spring Open House

When: Wednesday, April 5th
Where: CSU Campus Recreation Services – 2420 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Who: CSU Faculty & Staff

Join us for a unique and interactive Open House at CSU’s Campus Recreation Services while we showcase our rental space, programs, services and more! Be sure to stop by for FREE access, tours, membership giveaways, prize packs and more! This is a great opportunity to see the facility in a new light for staff meetings, customized programs, facility rentals for private parties, and much more.

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