The Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities Center will open to patrons on Monday,
July 13th. The Hattie L. Preston Intramural Sports Complex and the WKU Challenge Course
will be closed until further notice. Please read our COVID-19 Summer Operations plan here for the latest information about our programs, services, and facilities.
The Arkansas Adventure Programming conference is a student oriented programming weekend for individuals who want to connect with other outdoor educational enthusiasts. Conference attendees from the state of Arkansas can share ideas and practices while attendees from neighboring states can learn about what Arkansas has to offer. Whether you are a part of a seasoned outdoor program or thinking about starting a program, Arkansas Adventure Programming Conference is for you! The conference is located at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, home to over 300 bolted climbing routes and over 130 bouldering problems. Located next to the Buffalo River, Horseshoe Canyon Ranch and the surrounding area is a mecca for climbing, paddling, hiking, disc golf, and cycling.
This Month's Muscle of the Month is the 5K Challenge. We encourage participants to complete a 5k (3.1 miles) as many times as possible throughout the month of April. Participants must use a treadmill located in the Fitness Center. The track and other types of cardio machines will not be accepted. There will be one male winner and one female winner earning $15 gift cards, along with three raffle winners earning $10 gift cards. The more you participate the better chances you have of winning!
$15 gift card-male & female winners
$10 gift card-three raffle winners
(Wal-Mart & WKU Store Gift Cards)
Notify fitness center staff before your attempt.
Use 5K option on treadmill to participate.
Walk/run 3.1 miles (5K) as fast as possible.
Once you completed the 5K, have staff member record time on the Muscle of the Month board.
Each time you participate your name will be entered in a raffle drawing for a prize. Three names will be drawn.
Join ORAC for our April Tuesday night weekly ride series. All rides will begin in front of the Preston Center and head to a different destination each week. Enjoy exploring Bowling Green by bike! The first ride will be April 2 and the final ride will be April 30. You must provide your own bike and helmet; helmets are required on the ride.
Learn the basics of kayaking and the kayak roll in the pool. This instructional clinic will provide a hands-on experience and personal attention. Kayaks and instructors included. Swimming skills are a prerequisite. You must pre-register for this clinic at ORAC.
Join us on a river adventure in the heart of Tennessee’s whitewater country! The Ocoee River is the home of the 1996 Olympic Games and is one of the premier whitewater rivers in the Southeast. This is an opportunity to experience the thrills of Class III and IV whitewater. Challenge the well-known rapids of Table saw, Diamond Splitter, Hell Hole, Double Trouble, and others! We will drive down on Saturday morning and meet up with MTSU for a weekend full of fun! Cost of the trip includes two runs down the Ocoee, equipment, bunk style lodging, and transportation.