Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark

Fitness and Recreation

Work it out! We know how important fitness and recreation is to you.

Student Recreation understands in order to excel academically, you need to have opportunities outside the classroom where you can meet other students, socialize, develop leadership skills, and have the opportunity for fun competition at the non-intercollegiate level. We contribute to all of those areas.

We cater to you!


Intramural Sports


You’re welcome to form a team and compete in one of the several leagues we organize over the course of the year such as sand volleyball, flag football, basketball, or court volleyball. As a student, you’re also welcome to use your leadership skills and organize an athletic event of your own and simply use the resources of the intramural office whether that means reserving gym space or borrowing athletic equipment. Future recreational plans include non-traditional opportunities from rock-climbing to skydiving, many of which will be evening or weekend activities. If Federal Work Study is included in your financial aid package, you may apply for student employment at a variety of locations across the campus to include the Intramural Gym and the Fitness Center. Stop by either location to apply.


Intramural (IM) Gym and Fitness Center


The Intramural Gym is available for academic classes, athletic practices, special events, and general student use throughout the year. Our Fitness Center has a number of treadmills, ellipticals, and exercise bikes as well as dumbbells and free weights. The hours vary throughout the calendar year.


Race Day at McKendree


McKendree University currently hosts two major running events each year:


•  “Ramble into Spring” 5K/10K/10-Mile Run

•  “Harvest Challenge” 5K/Half Marathon Run


You can be part of this fun by:


1.   Participating in the events

2.   Volunteering to help with the events

3.   Serving in a leadership role as a member of our Race Day staff