Rec Sports Events

  • Botanical Gardens Trail Run

    Wednesday, April 17th 2024
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Event Location: Departs from Ramsey Student Center

    Get a proper introduction to the wonderful sport/hobby of trail running! Learn more about trail running basics including where to go trail running in Athens and how to tap into the local Athens running community. Bring your water bottle and running shoes, as this clinic will include an actual trail run/walk as we explore some of the trails at UGA's Botanical Gardens. We will provide transportation to and from the Gardens.

     

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  • Campsite Selection Clinic

    Wednesday, April 17th 2024
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Event Location: Lake Herrick Conference Room

    Campsite selection can make the difference between an outdoor experience being incredible or miserable. Many factors go into setting up an optimal campsite including tent setting, firebuilding, cooking, bear-bag hanging, etc. Clinic participants will learn about the camping triangle, the W's of campsite selection, and how to properly set up tents and hammocks. After learning the theory, participants will have the opportunity to put their skills into practice by creating a mock campsite.

     

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  • Roan Highlands Backpacking

    Friday, April 19th 2024 8:00 AM - Sunday, April 21st 2024 5:00 PM

    Event Location: Departs from Ramsey Student Center

    Hike through abundant high-elevation beauty at Roan Mountain, a series of five mountain summits on the Appalachian Trail near the NC / TN state line. With gorgeous views, lush forest and abundant wildflowers, the remarkable beauty of Roan's highlands, knobs and bluffs make for an exceptional backpacking adventure. We will hike by day and enjoy the night either in a wonderful barn which is a vestige of past times, or under the stars right outside. The stars here are some of the most beautiful we have seen. So, get ready to engage with the stars, flora, fauna, and geology of the region. We will talk a bit about camp craft and navigation on our adventure. We can’t wait to have you out for the trip!

     

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  • Barbells & Brunch

    Friday, April 19th 2024
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Event Location: Ramsey Student Center Studio C
    330 River Rd, Athens, GA

    This is a free event to help you feel more confident and comfortable in the weight room and learn how to make healthy morning meal options to keep you fueled for training! Join Rec Sports and the the University Health Center for a beginner strength training workshop and cooking demonstration.

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  • Mt. Mitchell Backpacking

    Friday, April 19th 2024 4:00 PM - Sunday, April 21st 2024 5:00 PM

    Event Location: Departs from Ramsey Student Center

    Come on a journey with us through the great Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina! We will be hiking the Mount Mitchell trail, an 11 mile out and back trail. Mount Mitchell is the tallest peak east of the Mississippi River at 6,684’ above sea level. It’ll be an adventure you don’t want to miss!

     

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  • Intro to Whitewater Kayaking

    Sunday, April 21st 2024
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Event Location: Departs from Ramsey Student Center

    Spend a day paddling on the beautiful Chattahoochee river and experience the thrill of whitewater kayaking! The Upper Hooch is a classic beginner kayaking stream with fun and safe whitewater that anyone can enjoy. The section we will be paddling is a 4 mile stretch filled with splashy rapids, gorgeous scenery, and lively river-faring wildlife. Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to learn and practice many paddling and river-reading techniques that will develop your kayaking skills and put you on track to become an awesome paddler! Whether you are new to the sport and eager to learn more, or just want to get away from hectic university life, come paddle with us! When you’re on the river and all you see around you are trees, sky, and whitewater, the rest of the world (including finals) feels very far away.

     

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  • Plant Identification Clinic

    Wednesday, April 24th 2024
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Event Location: Lake Herrick Conference Room

    Ever wondered how to identify edible plants, poison ivy, or beautiful wildflowers? Then this clinic is for you! You will learn how to identify a variety of flora native to the southeast, then put your skills to the test around Lake Herrick.

     

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  • Backpacking Stoves and Water Treatment Clinic

    Wednesday, April 24th 2024
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Event Location: Lake Herrick Pavilion

    Cooking and treating water are two of the most important skills for surviving and enjoying the backcountry. By the end of this clinic, participants will feel confident treating their own water using many different methods and operating the two primary types of stoves used by backpackers.

     

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  • Asheville: Waterfalls & Mountaintops

    Friday, April 26th 2024 4:00 PM - Sunday, April 28th 2024 5:00 PM

    Event Location: Departs from Ramsey Student Center

    Join the UGA Outdoor Rec Center as we take a beautiful trip through the best hikes in the area surrounding Asheville, North Carolina! We’ll summit the tallest mountain on the east coast of the United States, hike to scenic lookout spots, and visit some tall waterfalls. This will be a trip through all the best nature that Asheville has to offer and one you surely won’t forget!

     

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  • Lake Tugalo Canoe & Camp

    Saturday, April 27th 2024 8:00 AM - Sunday, April 28th 2024 5:00 PM

    Event Location: Departs from Ramsey Student Center

    Come and paddle up from Lake Tugalo into the bottom of the wild and scenic Chattooga River! We’ll load up our boats with gear on Saturday morning and paddle 2.5 miles to the mouth of the Chattooga, where we’ll camp at a beautiful beachside spot. While camping, we’ll hike up to the Five Falls, filming location of The Deliverance and one of the most impressive whitewater sections in the Southeast! After staying the night, we’ll load up our canoes and head back to the lake to cap off this awesome adventure. All experience levels welcome!

     

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