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Rec Sports Spring Challenge 2021

JOIN US each week for fun-themed activities to promote your overall health, wellness, and bond with fellow Dons! Follow us on @usfkoret for weekly reminders and rules on how to participate (varies each week).

All participants will be entered into our weekly raffle for a chance to win your choice of a Rec Sports Nike Dri-Fit long sleeve or a 4-week personal training membership with one of our certified personal trainers!

Raffle winners will be announced every Tuesday on social media.

Participate in at least 9 of the 12 weekly activities to automatically WIN an ultra-soft Rec Sports Nike hoodie.

Engage with USF’s fitness instructors on IG @usfkoret and ask them any questions you have. Or attend one of their group fitness classes (free to all USF students) to be entered into the Rec Sports weekly raffle drawing. Email fitness@usfca.edu to receive the specific zoom links.

Join us for 15 minutes themed fun mingles (led by students); chat, connect, and engage with other Dons in activities such as Among Us, Pictionary, Jack Box, and Shondaland-tv.

Please click on the day and time to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the hangout.

Day and time Activity led by
Thursday, 2/11 12pm - 12:15pm PST Register »  Pictionary USF Rec Sports student staff, Kiki '21
Thursday, 2/11 12:30pm - 12:45 pm PST Register »  Pictionary USF Rec Sports student staff, Kiki '21
Friday, 2/12 9:30am - 9:45am PST Register »  Shondaland TV shows USF Rec Sports graduate staff, Miranda '21
Friday, 2/12 10am - 10:15am PST Register »  Shondaland TV shows USF Rec Sports graduate staff, Miranda '21
Saturday, 2/13 11am - 11:15am PST Register »  Among Us USF Rec Sports graduate staff, Alicia '22
Saturday, 2/13 11:30am - 11:45am PST Register »  Among Us USF Rec Sports graduate staff, Alicia '22
Sunday, 2/14 2pm - 2:15pm PST Register »  JackBox Games USF Rec Sports student staff, Elaine '22
Sunday, 2/14 2:30pm - 2:45pm PST Register »  JackBox Games USF Rec Sports student staff, Elaine '22

Starting a virtual semester can be overwhelming. However, we’ve partnered with our Student Life colleagues and put together a fun scavenger hunt that will help you navigate around USF webpages and social media accounts to ensure a successful start to spring 2021! 
Email khrc@usfca.edu to receive your scavenger hunt form.

Calling all Dons who love to dance and expression through movement. Our very own Vitality/VarCity Dance Club are choreographing a TikTok dance challenge just for you!

Friday, March 5 is National Day of Unplugging. Take this day to unplug, relax, reflect, connect with loved ones, and practice self-care!

Challenge yourself to power-down your devices and instead, utilize the self-care practices shared by our Fitness Instructors to help you reconnect and bring restoration.

Beginning Monday, March 1 through Thursday, March 4 share any of our Fitness Instructors’ personal wellness tips from our @usfkoret IG feed to your IG stories to help spread the word so all Dons can practice self-care on March 5. All participants will be entered into the weekly raffle.

A huge part of good health and wellness is time spent outdoors. Join us this week as we take workout ideas and programming outdoors. 

Send us a photo or video clip or share with us one of your outdoor wellness routines to be entered into our weekly raffle!

Register for one of our 30 minute Live Sessions - Thursday, 3/25 5:30pm PST or Saturday, 3/27 11am PST. Or take the online trivia quiz (email khrc@usfca.edu to request for your custom link) and test your knowledge on all things pop-culture from movies, TV, music, celebrities, and more!

Join us for March Madness Trivia LIVE, Wednesday, 3/31 12:30pm PST. 30 minutes of fun! Can't attend? Email khrc@usfca.edu to receive your own online trivia quiz.

Open to all levels. Complete a marathon (26.2 miles) this month with helpful guides and training tips led by fitness instructor, Dom Wall. You can accumulate your miles any way you want to; across the span of the month (avg. 1 mile or 2,000 steps per day) or adding up distance from your weekend hikes/errands. Download the free Strava app and join our Strava group to keep track of your distance all month long.

Share with us your favorite local running/strolling/hiking route as we feature some of our favorite routes/trails around campus.

Join us in celebrating the nation's diverse natural and cultural heritage by sharing a pic/vid from one of your favorite National Parks. Plus, take the Find your Park Quiz and share with us which park is your perfect pairing!

How well do you know your National Parks? Register for one of our 30 minute Live Sessions -Thursday, 4/29 5:30pm PST or Friday, 4/30 4pm PST. Or take the online trivia quiz (email khrc@usfca.edu to request for your custom link). We’ll test your knowledge on most popular camping destinations to lakes and rivers, wilderness survival skills, hiking essentials, and much more!

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In an effort to support public health recommendations that are aimed at protecting our community from the spread of COVID-19 and to comply with the City of San Francisco’s shelter-in-place order, the Koret Health and Recreation Center will remain temporarily closed.

Please visit the Koret page for current programs such as Zoom fitness classes, workout of the day, fitness 101 videos, outdoor recreation and intramural league. 

Hours

Day Main Building Pool
Monday - Friday       Temporarily Closed (COVID) Temporarily Closed (COVID)
Saturday - Sunday Temporarily Closed (COVID) Temporarily Closed (COVID)

PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES STATUS

Rec Sports Logo CONTINUING AS SCHEDULED
Club Sports      Zoom Practices & Workouts
Fall Challenge Rec Sports Challenge
Fitness Classes Zoom classes
Intramural Sports Esport & Fall Challenge
Master Swimming and KYSC Zoom Dryland
Outdoor Adventure Fall Challenge
Personal Training Personal Training Subscription

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Access

USF student, faculty, and staff must bring a valid USF ID card to access the Koret Center. We are unable to look up USF individuals with our check-in system. Please do not forget your USF ID when visiting the Koret Center. Thank you!

General Holiday Information

All facilities are subject to availability. Koret Health and Recreation Center will be closed during University holidays. In addition, maintenance closures will occur throughout the year to ensure the safety, cleanliness, and quality of our facilities. (Please check with the Front Desk for specific dates and times. Hours are subject to change without further notice.)

The Koret Center is closed each year for Easter, Thanksgiving, and the Christmas holidays. In addition to the above, Koret is open for abbreviated hours on the following holidays: Martin Luther King Jr., President's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve.

The Department of Recreational Sports wants to insure that our events are accessible for all persons. Please contact us at (415) 422-6811 to request reasonable accommodations.

Mission

The mission of the Recreational Sports Department and Koret Health and Recreation Center is to provide desired recreational sports activities, programs, and services to USF students, faculty, staff, alumni, and limited neighborhood patrons. The department will offer these groups opportunities to enhance their knowledge, interest and behavior to promote healthy lifestyles.