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.


CIRSA Bench Competition

Do you have what it takes to win in a Bench competition? Bring your A-game and get ready for some fun competition on April 12 from 9 am- 12 pm. Support CIRSA, show your muscles, and possibly win some prizes!

Registration open: March 16- April 10 at 4 pm
Date of competition: Sunday, April 12
Time: 9 am- 12 pm
Location: Student Recreation Center
Cost: $15 
Prizes awarded for: Male/Female Best Pound per Pound 1st and 2nd, Male/Female Best overall 1st and 2nd
Sponsors: Campus Calzones, Starbucks, Linda's, Ben & Jerry's, Old Chicago, and Mellow Mushroom 

Click here to find out more info and to register!



Spring Fling is a 2.7 mile fun run or 1.5 mile walk open to all UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff. In previous years, over 500 participants have completed the Spring Fling individually or as part of a departmental team. The event promotes physical activity, health and well-being, and 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! Register yourself individually or grab some people and form a team!

Date: Friday, May 1, 2015
Time: 12:15 pm
Location: Front of Student Recreation Center
Reigstration open: April 6- April 30 (on site registration accepted 11:30 am until 12 pm race day for individuals only)

  • Click here to read more about the event, registration, prizes, and donations!
  • Click here to see the course for the 2.7 mile run and here to see the course for the 1.5 mile walk.
  • Contact Lauren Mangili at lmangili@email.unc.edu with any questions or concerns! 



Love training with the TRX, but don't have the time to sign up for a specialty fitness class? We will be offering three TRX classes this semester outside of our specialty fitness class series. ALL of the proceeds go to student leaders in Campus Recreation. These leaders are a part of a student group called CIRSA, where they engage in professional development through leadersip opportunities and conference attendance! To sign up for these classes, please register in advance here (space is limited; UNC Campus Recreation members hip required; no refunds). 

Cost: $5 per class
Location: Rams Head Recreation Center Court 1
Registration opens: Monday, February 23
Registration closes: Wednesday, March 25 

TRX- Power Barre Fusion (Liz) 

  • Wednesday, March 18 from 8:45- 9:45 am

TRX- Pilates Fusion (Lauren)

  • Monday, March 22 from 12:15- 1 pm

TRX- Boot Camp Fusion (Sophie)

  • Wednesday, March 25 from 4-5 pm

Get Fit and Support Campus Rec Student Leaders!


Tar Heel Top Out

Do you have what it takes to top out?  Show us your climbing skills by competing in the Eastern Edge Climbing Series!

UNC Chapel Hill will be hosting the Tar Heel Top Out, a top rope climbing competition, as part of the 5th annual Eastern Edge Climbing series. Eastern Edge schools include UNC, East Carolina, Duke, Old Dominion, and Virginia Commonwealth, but current college students from all schools are invited to compete. Prize drawings will be completed through the competition, while prizes will also be awarded to winners in the men's, women's and overall categories!


Date: April 11, 2015

Time: Registration starts at 10am, competition runs 11 am-6 pm

Location: Fetzer Gym C

Registration: Contact DJ Hoessle, Climbing Coordinator, at 919-843-4795 or dhoessle@email.unc.edu to pre-register. 


  • $20 - Pre-registration for Eastern Edge school students
  • $25 - Pre-registration for all other students
  • $30 - Day-of registration

Space is limited! Competition is capped at 65 participants, so register now!

UNC Campus Rec Facebook PageUNC Campus Rec Flickr AccountUNC Campus Rec Twitter AccountUNC Campus Rec Youtube Channel