Special Events

We Rec Better Challenge – Duke vs. UNC

UNC and Duke Recreation provide programs and facilities that promote healthy active lifestyles in a safe, inclusive environment. Help us challenge our rivals, Duke University, to see who “Recs Better.” From September 18-22, use #UNCRecsDuke and tag @UNCCampusRec on Twitter or Instagram to show how you rec. Post your own photos or share your friends’ to win awesome prizes! The winning campus will earn the “We Rec Better” flag to display in its recreation facility.


  • Users must post a photo on their personal account and use one of the specific hashtags #UNCRecsDuke or #DukeRecsUNC.
  • Users can also repost Campus Rec specific Instagram or Twitter images and use #UNCRecsDuke or #DukeRecsUNC for entry. 
  • Challenge entries are only calculated through Twitter and Instagram platforms.
  • In order for an entry to count, post must include an image and hashtag. 
  • Contestants are allowed to post unlimited entries per day. 
  • Challenge will begin starting September 18th at 12:01 a.m. and end September 22nd at 11:59 p.m. Contestant entries will only count during this period of time. 
  • Posts will be calculated and announced every other day. The winning university will be announced the following week.
  • Two weekly winners will be picked for the best photos. Weekly winners will be selected based on likes/retweets per post. Weekly prizes will vary. Prizes will be available for pick-up from the respective university recreation facility. 
  • By entering the contest, you are granting Duke Recreation & Physical Education/University of North Carolina Campus Recreation the right to use your submitted media for promotional purposes.

Ways to get the word out

  • Post yourself
  • Tell your friends
  • Tell your students
  • Do it as an intramural team
  • Do it as a group or student organization activity

Questions can be submitted to wtrent32@email.unc.edu