Virtual Recreation Programming

Welcome to Ball State Recreation Services' Virtual Programming! Online programming at no cost!

Join Ball State Recreation Services in its first-ever Virtual 5K!

What is a virtual race?
Participants (BSU Affiliated Runners 18 and up) can run, jog, or walk on any road, trail, track, or treadmill. Each runner runs their own race at their own pace. You get to decide when and where. 

How does it work?
Track and time your route with any watch, smartphone, app, or pedometer. When you've reached 5k or 3.1 miles, you're done! Time to celebrate! 

How to submit your results?
Once you have completed your 5K you will submit your results here! You will be asked to provide proof of completion which can be done with a photo of your watch, screenshot of your tracking app, etc.

What is the deadline to submit your results?
Recreation Services will be hosting a monthly 5k. Submit your month's best time by midnight the last day of the month to compete for that month. Multiple entries are permitted. Did you miss the deadline? That's ok! Just complete your 5k for the next month. 

How do you win?
You are all winners in our book! Throughout the event we'll be sharing updates on those who have completed their race. At the end of the month we'll celebrate all of our finishers and highlight some of our top competitors. 

Share your photos of your race! We'd love to cheer you on from a distance.
We miss you and would love to send a virtual high five as you cross the finish line. Tag us at @BallStateRecreation and include the hashtag #BallStateVirtual5K 

Submit Your Results

Build your team and join us in our first-ever Recreation Step Challenge!

What is a step challenge?
Participants (BSU Affiliates 18 and up) can run, jog, or walk on any road, trail, track, or treadmill while tracking individual steps. The Recreation Step Challenge will run for 9 weeks from June 15 - August 16.

How does it work?

  1. Build your team of 3 and have the captain register your team.
  2. Each participant will complete an individual waiver prior to participating.
  3. Captain submits weekly submissions while everyone tracks their individual steps with any watch, smartphone, app, or pedometer. 

How to submit your results?
Once you have completed your steps for that week (I.e. June 15 - 21, etc.) send a screenshot of your total steps that week to your team captain. Each team captain will submit their teams’ results and proof of completion here! 

What is the deadline to submit your results?
Submit your results the Monday following the week your team stepped. Multiple entries are permitted. For the final week, it will be Monday, August 10th – Sunday, August 16th. Therefore, the final deadline will be Monday, August 17th by 11pm.

How do you win?
Throughout the event we'll be sharing updates on those who have submitted their steps. The team with the most steps per week and overall winners will receive Recreation promotional items. Prizes will be available once campus reopens. Campus pick up only.

We'd love to cheer you on from a distance.
We miss you and would love to send a virtual high five as you complete your steps. Tag us at @BallStateRecreation and include the hashtag #BallStateVirtualStepChallenge 

SUBMIT YOUR RESULTS

Outdoor Pursuits knowledge to get you outside!

Whether you’ve got years of experience under your belt and are looking to sharpen your skills, or it’s your first outdoor adventure, we have something for you! Check out one of our educational videos!

Backcountry recipes to keep you fueled on your next adventure!

Follow along as the Outdoor Pursuits professionals share some of their favorite outdoor recipes. 

Stay tuned for additional Intramural Sessions!

XBOX and PLAYSTATION Leagues
Check out our 2019/2020 options of MADDEN, FIFA, and NBA2K on XBOX or PLAYSTATION. League play is three weeks, and champ week will follow! Top 3 winners of each division get a champ shirt! Register at recreation.bsu.edu. Registration opens July 6. Registration deadline is July 15 at 11pm.

Online Mini Games
Don’t have a game console but still want to compete? Try online mini putt or bowling, no console required! Play one or both, screenshot your best score, and email us at intramurals@bsu.edu by July 15 at 11pm. Top 3 winners of each game get a champ shirt!

Champ shirts will be available once campus reopens. Campus pick up only. For additional information, click HERE. Still have questions? Email us at intramurals@bsu.edu

 

Mini Putt Putt

 

Bowling

 

madden, FIFA, & NBA2K

 

Need help registering?

 

Join Outdoor Pursuits as we decide our top pick National Park! 

How do you submit a bracket?
Participates will make their predictions by completing the bracket below or the bracket shared on Instagram by @BallStateOutdoorPursuits. Completed brackets will be submitted by email to outdoor@bsu.edu or tag us at @BallStateOutdoorPursuits on social media when you post your completed bracket. Completed Brackets are due by midnight on May 11.  

How does voting work?
Online voting will begin once brackets are in with daily opportunities to cast your vote on our Instagram stories. Make sure to follow along on our social media accounts for daily updates of our leaderboard.

How do you win?
As our social media participants vote daily for the park winners, participants will earn points for every correct prediction. First, Second, and Third place winners will be awarded one of a kind OP Swag once campus reopens. Campus pick up only.

  • Every correct choice for the top 8 parks will receive 1point.
  • Every correct pick for the top 4 parks will receive 2 points.
  • Every correct pick for the top 2 parks will receive 5 points
  • The correct pick for the WINNER of the bracket challenge will receive 10 points.

Tag us @BallStateOutdoorPursuits and include the hashtag #OPParkBracket

 

National Park Bracket

Connect With Us

Check out @BallStateRecreation on Facebook and Instagram for up to date information about programs and facilities. Stay connected with the Rec community as we highlight our patrons and staff.