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Rec Fest
Be a part of the bi-annual Recreational Athletics Festival during Fall & Spring Welcome Back Weeks! Meet Club Sport officers, register for Intramural Sports, discover Health, Fitness, & Wellness opportunities, interact with student clubs and Fraternity & Sorority Life representatives. Enjoy fun, games, music, giveaways & food throughout the event as well!

2013-2014 Event Dates
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. - Recreation Center Fitness Plaza
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. - Recreation Center Fitness Plaza

Pictures from the Fall 2013 Rec Fest:

Dragon Gauntlet
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.

Come compete against other teams in the grueling obstacle course. Each team will only have 100 minutes to complete a variety of elements such as: Humvee Push, Sled Push, & Inverted Zip Line. The deadline to register a team in November 8, 2013. To register, e-mail Drew Deming or Kathryn Formica. This event is co-sponsored by ROTC, Recreational Athletics, & Tau Kappa Epsilon.

Pictures from the Winter 2013 Event:

Philadelphia City 6 5K
Join the Philadelphia City 6 on Saturday, November 8, 2014 for the 14th Annual 5K & 1-mile fun run to benefit Coaches vs. Cancer. Representatives from each of the City 6 schools will be present along with various coaches from each school. The race will start at 9:00am at 33rd & Market Street, outside of the Drexel University Recreation Center. For more information, visit City 6 5K Run.

Check out the results & photos from the 13th Annual 5k, which was held on November 2, 2013.

Recreational Sports & Fitness Day

Drexel University is celebrating National Recreational Sports & Fitness Day, Saturday, February 22! We're celebrating with lots of activity and a bunch of chances to earn a FREE T-SHIRT! How to earn a shirt:
  • Group Exercise - The first 4 people to show up for each of the 3 Group Exercise classes on Saturday, 2/22
  • Intramural Sports - 2 Intramural Basketball teams chosen at random will receive shirts as their uniform for that day
  • Campus Programming - Club Field Hockey is hosting an Intramural Floor Hockey tournament and the winning team all receives shirts
  • Climbing Wall - Find out at the climbing wall on Saturday what challenge is in store for you to earn a shirt
  • Wellness - Prizes in the Weightlifting Competition
  • Club Sports - members of the Club Sports E-Board will receive shirts
  • Student Staff - All Rec Athletics staff working on 2/22 will have Rec Day shirts as their uniform
Rec Recycle Regatta

Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 4:30pm in the DAC Pool

Our annual cardboard boat race in the DAC Pool. An event that only video & photos can do it justice. Check out the 2014 event photos on our Facebook page.

2014 Award Winners:
The Black Pearl Award, fastest boat: The Uncle Scotty
The Mayflower Award, best designed boat: S.S. Entropy
The Nina, Pinta, & Santa Maria Award, best team spirit: Old Joe
The Titanic Award, best sinking boat: USS Greenhouse

Check out a recap video of our 2014 event, courtesy of The Triangle:

Official Rules & Policies

Weight Lifting Competition
The annual Weight Lifting competition will take place on Saturday, February 22 at 10:00 a.m.

: Everyone completes the 60m & 100m Sprint Time Trials and then chooses one of:
  • Maximal Strength, Push/Pull Meet - Bench press & deadlift
  • Bodyweight Challenge - Push up, pull up, dip, & plank

Event Details:

  • Male & female divisions, by age
  • Pre-event meeting to discuss rules, regulations, & scoring
  • Prizes given to top of each age group

To Register: Bring your completed registration form to the Health, Fitness, & Wellness office on the 3rd floor of the Recreation Center (309a). Registration Form

If you have any questions, please contact Kathryn Formica at or Joe Giandonato at

The Crux - Bouldering Competition
Saturday, February 15

- Mens VB-V3, Womens VB-V2, 10am-1pm
Intermediate - Mens V4-V5, Womens V3-V4, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Advanced - Mens V6+, Womens V5+, 5pm-8pm

  • Early Bird Drexel Student (until Feb. 5) - $5
  • Same Day Drexel Student - $10
  • Non Drexel Climbers - $15
Sign up at the Recreation Center front desk. For more information, contact Drew Deming at