Homecoming 2015 From An Insiders Perspective!

Homecoming is seen to be very eventful for High Schools, Colleges, Universities and even there communities. Something I’ve noticed to be the most exciting is the Football games. All the events that take place during the week are mostly for the students, but the Football game can involve friends and family as well.

Homecoming is a great experience for a number of reasons! Who, What, Where, When and Why you ask?!

  1. All Rowan students
  2. Homecoming Events
  3. Events take place on Campus daily
  4. Yearly in Mid-October, 12th-17th 2015
  5. To get involved on campus and have a good time

All homecoming events are active and participate friendly for anyone who is interested. Greek life,  student center, sports, all kinds of clubs, and so much more! Each year Rowan puts together a number of events and tallies up the points at the end of the week to give out trophies for the winners! Everyone has a fair shot at winning and bringing everything they’ve got to the competition. Homecoming is a fun filled week and is something I personally look forward to every year!

 

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I am sure you are all wondering how this relates to Fitness??

Well you see, all of these events involve getting up and having a good time! Rowan’s very own Rec Center staff is also involved with Homecoming and everything that it entails. Employee’s get a chance to have a little fun while doing what they love most! Even if you are not the person physically doing the event, you are surly standing on the sidelines cheering them on! Being involved and staying busy is one of the best things you could do while starting a fitness journey! A plus is that it is also free! Just join a team and get out there and have some fun!

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Find Your Power At The Superhero 5K!

I have heard nothing but good things about 5K races! I participated in The Color Run once but unfortunately I had a sprained ankle at the time and I couldn’t run as much as I’d hoped. Although, I did feel the rush of excitement. Running can be such an exhilarating feeling if you put your mind to it. It is one of those things you just have to do and not stop until you hit the finish line! I mean, I am no expert but I am pretty excited to give this a try!

The Superhero 5K Run looks like a ton of fun. Who wouldn’t want to run through a zoo! I have decided to participate in this run with a few friends of mine who are supporting me as much as possible while I change my ways for the better. I have never been a runner but that is about to change!

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Check out these details and come along too!

Price:

Adult, $35-run $25 to walk

Kids, $25-walk/run

Time & Place:

Saturday October 3rd – Registration starts at 7:30am – Race kicks off at 8:15am

Philadelphia Zoo  3400 West Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA  19104  

I know that the price will throw some of you off but just think… you have to pay to get into the Philadelphia Zoo anyway, so why not run a race and then spend a day with the animals! It should bring such a feeling of success and accomplishment that will make you feel that much better for the rest of the day!

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The 5K track is ran within the zoo. You will get to see all the animals as you run/walk throughout the entire zoo! The best part is that after the race, you will have the opportunity to walk around the zoo at your own pace and enjoy the day with your friends and family. The rush of happy children and their parents should brighten anyones day. I know that when I see someone else smile, it brings a smile to my face and sometimes I don’t even realize it! Take a chance, and try something different it will be worth it!

Not only is running a race a good feeling, but it is an even better feeling to know that you are helping kids in need. CASA is an association built to help children who may be or may have been abused and or neglected. This volunteer program is filled with people who tend to change the lives of children in need in any ways possible. 

Step outside of your comfort zone and give this race a try! You can dress up, get your face painted and enjoy a fun filled day with the people around you.

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I have to say that today was a great day. Dispite the weather, my friends and I had a great time participating in the Superhero 5K at the Philadelphia Zoo. Waking up early was totally worth every step of the way! If you asked me a year ago to run a 5K I probably would have laughed it off, but after trying my hardest today I realized that I can’t wait to do this again. What an experience that ill never forget.