Koret Health and Recreation Center

Rec Sports Fall Challenge

Who: All USF students (new and continuing; undergrad and graduate), Faculty, and Staff can participate for free. You can complete any or all challenges on your own. Or if you want to get paired up and meet someone new every week, email us.
What: 11 weeks of fun-filled recreational activities this semester
When: Begins Monday, August 31 through November 15, 2020
Where: Virtually
Why: Meet, engage, and do fun activities “together”; connecting all USF students from around the world
How: Follow us on IG for weekly challenge releases. Submit a photo via IG Direct Message (DM). Winners will be selected at random and announced every week!
Week #1:
8/31 - 9/6
Share Your Hobbies Share your hobbies, passions, and interests. From cooking to photography to dancing or even a cool hidden talent! 
Week #2:
9/7 - 9/13
Trick Shot Contest Shoot a video (no more than 30 secs) of you doing your most creative trick shot (ex.: basketball, indoor golf-putting/chipping, soccer shots, ping-pong, trashketball, etc.).
Week #3:
9/14 - 9/20
Attend a Workshop Attend one of our FREE workshops this week: Fitness 101 (T @ 4pm), Self Defense 101 (W @ 1:30pm), Running 101 (Th @ 3pm), and Yoga 101 (F @ 3:45pm) Contact fitness@usfca.edu to request Zoom link. 
Week #4:
9/21 - 9/27
Local Exploration Week Explore local outdoor recreation and discovery spots in your hometown. Download our destination bingo card and complete any three in a row sequence. Grab a housemate/family member on these mini adventures to give us a glimpse of your city/town you live in.
Week #5:
9/28 - 10/4
Virtual 5K Track yourself on a walk or run (3.11 miles) from the comfort of your home or a local outdoor trail using the free Nike Run Club app or any tracking app! You can download our free bib design too.
Week #6:
10/5 - 10/11
Sports Trivia Week Test your knowledge on everything sports related! Register for one of our Live Sessions: Th @ 12pm or F @ 4pm! Participate individually or in a team (max 5 participants). Can't make either live session? No worries, we'll have ongoing Trivia throughout the week to do on your own time (individual submissions only)! Please email KHRC@usfca.edu to be sent your unique trivia questionnaire.
Week #7:
10/12 - 10/18
Mindfulness Week Your wellness is important! Focus this week on self-care. Show us how you’re taking care of yourself. We’ll be providing mindfulness activities daily.
Week #8:
10/19 - 10/25
Week of Gratitude Expressing your gratitude on a regular basis makes you happier and healthier! With the holidays around the corner, what are you grateful for? A family member, your heritage, someone who inspires you, music you love, something you created, your favorite memory this semester, a challenge you overcame, etc.
Week #9:
10/26 - 11/1
Halloween Photo Contest Monday, 10/26 - Wednesday, 10/28 submit your best Halloween photos in any of the following four categories: 1) Pumpkin patch pics 2) Favorite fall recipe (ex. homemade apple cider, pumpkin pie), 3) Share your Halloween decorations/decor or 4) Fall DIY (ex. pumpkin carving, pumpkin painting, wreath making). Thursday, 10/30 - Friday, 10/31 USF students, faculty, and staff will cast their vote for best in each category!
Week #10:
11/2 - 11/8
Virtual Half Marathon Join us for our very first half-marathon! Not a runner? Not a problem. You can break up the 13.1 miles amongst several days and even create a team to share the miles! A team of 2 persons = 6.6 miles per person. Team of 3 persons = 4.4 miles per person, etc. Or you can bike it! Contact KHRC@usfca.edu to have your race bib mailed to you or you can download here.
Week #11:
11/9 - 11/15
National Hiking Week With over 60,000 miles of trails in the National Trail System across the 50 states, join us for our last challenge - an early tribute to National Hiking Week! We can’t wait to see the photos from your hike! #optoutside

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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. 


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


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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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.


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.