Special Events

Special Events

Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge Chili Cookoff and Film Festival

Kickoff the Challenge with us on Monday, September 18, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Outing Rental Center.

Bring your best meat or veggie chili to share, or submit your own outdoor film for everyone to enjoy. We will have prizes for the best meat chili and best vegetarian chili! 

To participate, submit your chili team name and/or outdoor films to outdoors@vcu.edu

Rec Sports Golf Tournament

Friday, Sept 29, 12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at Belmont Golf Course

Check-in and lunch from 12:00 - 12:50 p.m., Tee off at 1:00 p.m., awards to follow at approximately 5:30 p.m.

The Golf Tournament is open to VCU Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Rec Sports members and other guests.

Cost: $30 Students, $45 Rec ports  Members, $60 non-members (includes golf, lunch, and giveaways)

Registration closes on Wednesday, September 27. 

No Man's Land Film Festival

October 4, 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Room 1164 Temple Building

As a part of our Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge celebration, VCU Rec Sports Outdoor Adventure Program is pleased to present the No Man's Land Film Festival. This festival travels year-round and worldwide to share with you our current selection of best-loved films from the festival archives, and brand new films featuring the most driven and inspired female adventurers. This year, the festival features a collection of short adventure films and a panel of local women who are movers and shakers in the outdoor world.

Admission is free for students; non-students pay $5.00. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Outing Rental Center, the Cary Street Gym climbing wall, or at the door.

VCU Recreational Sports OAP No Slack Climbathon

Benefitting Operation Underground Railroad

October 14-15 Cary Street Gym

Love to climb? Love a challenge? Join us for our first ever 12-hour climbing marathon. Participants will climb at the Cary Street Gym and Manchester Wall, while also having the chance to participate in other activities like slacklining, log rolling, knot-tying races and more. Throughout the course of the event, you will check off climbs and activities completed. At the end of the event, turn in your log of all of your climbs to be used as a raffle ticket. We will have raffle prizes from local retailers such as Walkabout Outfitters and Peak Experiences Climbing Gym.

When you register, you automatically make a $15 donation to Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.). O.U.R. runs rescue missions across the world to bring children out of child trafficking situations, and we will have some O.U.R. volunteers to talk more about their cause. y sharing the mission of O.U.R. with your family and friends, you can earn more raffle tickets and help VCU make an even bigger difference in the life of a child.

Our fundraising goal for the Climbathon is $1000 to O.U.R.!