Special Events

Special Events & Programs

 If you have any additional questions, please contact Karen Cunningham.


For all facility hours and program and event dates, check out the Campus Recreation Calendar.



Dodgeball Tournament

Come join us in Rams Head Recreation Center on Saturday, November 22nd and Sunday, November 23rd for the most intense Dodgeball tournament of the year! The tournament will begin with a Round-Robin style on Saturday, while Sunday will consist of the playoffs.  Each division is guaranteed four games (~two hours of dodgeball).  You must have a minimum of six people on your roster, with a maximum of 10.  The total team entry fee is $30.  Teams can register in person or online. 

CIRSA (Carolina Intramural Recreational Sports Association) is a professional development organization for students interested in the sports and recreation field.  All proceeds from the tournament will go towards student fees for the annual NIRSA (National Intramural Recreational Sports Association) professional development conference in March. For more information about CIRSA please visit campusrec.unc.edu/employment.

Location: Rams Head Recreation Center 

Date: Saturday and Sunday, November 22nd and 23rd

Time: Saturday 10-4 PM, Sunday 1-5 PM

Price per Team: $30

Registration closes: Wednesday, November 19th

Register team in person or through Fusion by clicking here.



Recreational Oppurtunities for Carolina Kids

This event is for Carolina students, faculty, and staff to have an opportunity to play and exercise with their kids. Kids ROCK is designed to expose Carolina kids to a variety of fun, healthy activities, and to combat a national rise in the incidence of juvenile obesity and diabetes. As this is a chance for parents and their children to interact with one another in an active environment, we do welcome children of all ages to Kids ROCK events. 


  • This is a free program thanks to the genorisity of our staff and special guest instructors.
  • All we ask is that you register at least 2 days ahead of the program you want to attend so that we can plan appopriately.


Saturday, November 22                

Our talented varsity gymnastics team will once again be on hand to teach and tumble, spot and soar, energize and entertain. Kids absolutely love this one!


Jingle Bell Jog

Jingle Bell Jog is a 2.7 mile fun run (map) or a 1.5 mile walk (map) open to all UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff and is sponsored in part by Bruegger's Bagels. In previous years, over 500 participants have completed the Jingle Bell Jog individually or as part of a departmental team. The event promotes physical activity, health and well-being, and it provides employees with the opportunity to contribute to the Glenwood Elementary Family Assistance Program by making a canned food donation. In addition, pet donations will be given to the Orange County Animal Shelter. Free refreshments will be provided for participants after the event. This event is rain, shine, or snow! Click here for a print-ready version of Jingle Bell Jog information. 

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Date:  Friday, December 5, 2014

Time:  12:15pm

Location:  Student Recreation Center (SRC A; second floor)

Registration: Both individual and team registration forms can be found on the Campus Rec website or in SRC 101. Individual registration can be completed online while team registration must be printed out, signed by all team members, and turned back in to Campus Rec at SRC 101 or by fax at 962-3621 ATTN: Jingle Bell Jog. DUE Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

Registration Open: Monday, October 27, 2014- Wednesday, December 3, 2014

On-Site Registration: Accepted 11:30 am until 12:00 pm race day (individual only)

Pre-Registration Location:  SRC Room 101 or campusrec.unc.edu

Check-In:  11:30am – 12:00pm event day

Participant Meeting:  12:00pm event day

Prizes: All participants will be eligible for prize drawings following the run/walk. An award will be given to the team with the most participants. An award will also be given to the team with the most creative costumes celebrating the holiday season.

Donations: Collections will be made for two charities this season: Non-perishable food items will be donated to a local food bank. Non-perishable pet items will be donated to the local animal shelters (food, old blankets, leashes, bowls, collars, etc. are all welcome). Those making a donation to either cause will be eligible for a special drawing.

Contact:  Lauren Mangili at lmangili@email.unc.edu



Get Fit From Head to Heel

Is exercise hard because you need variety? Want a start-up program that is reasonable and effective? Get Fit from Head to Heel is the answer!

This introductory fitness program is designed to familiarize participants to a variety of workout methods and encourage ways to establish a healthy, better and more consistent lifestyle. Participants will experience group and personal training sessions as well as wellness specific special events. Come ready to make friends and make a good change. You deserve it!

Registration opens: November 10 (Space is limited)

Kick Off Meeting: 7am Wednesday, January 14 OR 4:30pm Thursday, January 15

Program Dates: Week of January 20-April 10 (Mon/Wed 6:45-7:45pm or Tues/Thurs 4:30-5:30pm)

Cost: $100 (must be a Campus Recreation member)

  • Click here to register
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