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Campus Recreation

Division of Student Life and Enrollment

Virtual Races

Marathon May | May 1 - May 31



Marathon May 

What is a marathon?

A marathon is 26.2 miles of running or walking. 

Do I have to run it all at once?

No, the goal should be to run/walk/hike 26.2 miles total in the month of May. That equates to less than a mile a day or around 6 miles a week.

Who can register?

Everyone! ETSU students, faculty, staff, and CPA members can register and are eligible for prizes. Anyone in the community may register and will receive a finisher's certificate. Community members are not eligible for prizes but we would love to see you participate!

How do I register?

ETSU student, faculty, staff and CPA members should use their ETSU credentials to login and register on the Campus Recreation Portal. The event is free  for everyone. Non-ETSU participants should only register in the Strava app.

Where do I log my miles? 

Download the Strava App to your cellphone.

Next, you will want to join the ETSU Campus Recreation Club here

Use the Strava app to track your running miles. Your miles will automatically be applied to the club. Even if you are walking/hiking, set your Strava to the running mode so that your miles will count in the club. If you use any other setting besides "running" in the app or on your smart watch/GPS watch, the miles may not load in the club. If you use a GPS device, be sure to connect the device/app to Strava in order to record your miles. Please visit Strava's website to learn how to do this for your particular device.

Every week, Savanna Moeller, Coordinator of Operations and Aquatics, will remind everyone in the club to use the "Posts" feature within the club to comment how many miles they have completed for that week. This will assist in calculating the total miles for each individual.

How do I win?

Everyone will receive a digital finisher's certificate for completing 26.2 miles in the Strava app for the month of May. ETSU member prizes with be divided into two categories (this is why ETSU members should register in BOTH the Campus Rec Portal and Strava).

Student Category | Overall 1st, 2nd, & 3rd

Faculty/Staff/CPA Member Category | Overall 1st, 2nd, & 3rd

Non-ETSU members are only eligible for finisher's certificates.

Marathon May Social Media Challenges

We also have weekly giveaways for Marathon May social media posts. To be eligible, participants must be an ETSU member, use the hashtag #BucsStayActive and tag @ETSUCampusRec in their posts related to the the weekly giveaway theme. One winner will be selected each week based on the social media theme.

The following is the theme schedule:

Friday, May 1 -  Saturday, May 9  |  Favorite running location 

Sunday, May 10 - Saturday, May 16  |  Favorite running shoes

Sunday, May 17 - Saturday, May 23  |  Running buddies/pets

Sunday, May 24 - Sunday, May 31  |  Sunrise or sunset running views


 Global Running Day | Wednesday, June 3


Global Running Day

Celebrate Global Running Day with Campus Recreation on Wednesday, June 3. ETSU members can register here. Once registered, download the Strava app and join the ETSU Virtual Run Club here. Log as many miles as you can on Wednesday, June 3. Top three will receive a prize! Take a stroll through your neighborhood, visit the Tweetsie Trail, or one of your other favorite locations. We would love to see your Global Running Day posts. Don't forget to hashtag #BucsStayActive and tag us @ETSUCampusRec.


Get outside, have fun, keep smiling, and work hard!
We can't wait to virtually run with you! 

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