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Working It

08 Aug Working It

Looking to stay in shape? Need to blow off some steam on the basketball court? Maybe find some enthusiasts who share your passion for Ultimate Frisbee? Just want to get in a good workout? Check out the programs and facilities offered by the Intramural and Recreational Sports program. The program offers competitive leagues and tournaments, informal recreation, fitness programs and sports clubs.


IMRS offers fitness facilities and more than 50 activities each year—ranging from activities as social as miniature golf to those as competitive as flag football. Like getting involved in other student groups? Students who make a connection with different activities often have higher rates of academic success because they enjoy the feeling of belonging they share with the university. So don’t just play—get engaged. Check out all of the Intramurals action at louisville.edu/intramurals.

Here are some of our annual intramural events. Even if you’re not participating, they’re worth checking out.

Turkey Trot

The annual Turkey Trot cross country race is the oldest, consecutively run road race in Kentucky. The race, which winds its way through campus, was first run in 1954 and has been held every year since.

Canoe Regatta

UofL never sends you up a creek without a paddle, or at least not without your friends on board. The annual Canoe Regatta has been held for more than 35 years and attracts more than 200 participants every year.

Track & Field

Not many universities have intramural track and field meets, but thanks to our new track complex, UofL’s has grown into a signature event. Every year up to 150 students come out to run, jump and throw in attempts to win the meet and set new records. Times are displayed on an electronic board along with results and any new records that are established.

Beyond Intramurals

Organized leagues and tournaments just not cutting it for you? Sports clubs are student organizations that allow you to participate in a sport at a higher level than traditional intramural programs.

The program now has 22 clubs ranging from martial arts to ballroom dance.

Clubs practice weekly and often compete against other clubs. Our sports club program has been in existence since the 1950s when the fencing club began. The program now has 22 clubs ranging from martial arts to ballroom dance.