Time to Get Down and Dirty

It’s time to get down and dirty at the annual Mud Volleyball Tourney. Participants compete in this annual finale Blues Week event for an experience that you do not want to miss! The fun begins on Saturday, August 26th at 10:00 am.  Registration is required to compete in the tournament. To register follow these simple instructions:

To Create an IMLeagues account for the first time: 

1. Go to www.imleagues.com/TheW/Registration

2. Complete registration process using your official W email address

3. You will be sent an activation email, click the link in the email to login and activate your IMLeagues account. You must activate your account to sign-up or join a team.

4. Once you have officially logged in, click the join team button underneath the Mud Volleyball portal and follow the on-screen directions.

 Let us know you're coming by RSVP'n on our official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/StarkRecCenter/ 

Don’t want to play? Fun-filled games, music and refreshments will be a great part of this exciting event. Come out and enjoy the FUN-FILLED event.





MARCH 25, 2017



Start your training NOW for the 10 Year Celebration 5K Run! Help us celebrate 10 Years of the Stark Recreation Center! 
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Race Start: 8:00 AM

Starting Line: Corner of 11st South and 5th Ave S (Right in front of Stark Recreation Center


Registration Instructions:


OPTION #1: Membership Office
Stop by the Stark Recreation Center and register. Additionally, you may register inside our office up until 5:00 PM on Friday, March 2th. After that onsite, registration will be set up outside under the registration tent. Our physical address is:

521 11st South
Columbus, MS

General Public: $20
Students/Faculty/Staff: $10


OPTION #2: Pre-Register (Online)


**If you are a MUW Student/Faculty/Staff or Member of Stark Recreation Center (Those who have never used our online system):

1. Click on the link  http://apm.activecommunities.com/muwcampusrec/Activity_Search/135

2. Click the green “Add to Cart” button

3. Next, Click the “Forget your password?” button 

4. Enter your muw email address or the email that you recorded when you signed up for membership.

5. Retrieve your password from email

6. Proceed to register


**If you are a NON-MEMBER OF SRC, please follow these instructions to register:

1. Click on the link http://apm.activecommunities.com/muwcampusrec/Activity_Search/135

2. Click on the green “Add to Cart” button

3. Next, Click the blue “Create New Account” Button







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Pre-Register Here: 



Participation in the challenge is open to all members of Campus Recreation age 18 and over. However; ONLY benefits-eligible employees and full-time students of Mississippi University for Women are eligible for the grand prize. Benefits-eligible employee or full-time student status must be maintained throughout the duration of the challenge. Additionally, if you are enrolled as a full-time student and employed as a benefits-eligible employee, you MUST choose which classification you will compete as.


In order for the participant to qualify for the grand prize, the participant must complete all four scheduled weigh-ins. We have extended the weigh-in time to accommodate more schedules. Reminder emails will be sent before each weigh-in.


Weigh-In #1
January 18th: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Kickoff)
Stark Gymnasium: Project Chew will also setup their pop-up station with snacks for our kickoff event.

January 19th: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Alternate)
Stark Atrium

Weigh-In #2
February 21st: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stark Atrium

February 22nd: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stark Atrium

Weigh-In #3
March 21st: 11:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Stark Atrium

March 22nd : 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Alternate)
Stark Atrium

Weigh-In #4
April 24th: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stark Atrium

April 25th: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stark Atrium

APRIL 26, 2017
4:00 PM
Stark Atrium

All weigh-ins will be performed by MUW’s College of Nursing student volunteers, Passport to Wellness Professional Staff or Campus Rec Professional Staff during designated days and times at Stark Recreation Center.


Each participant will receive small prizes at each weigh-in they attend. 

Each participant will be competing for THE GOLD. Throughout the completion, the goal is to climb up the ladder to reach our GOLD MEDAL Status. Here is the break-down of the grand prizes that will be awarded at the end of the challenge:

Bronze Level: W Workout Towel
Lose 2.0 % - 4.99% of total weight

Silver Level: W Workout Towel + Armband Phone Holder
Lose 5.0% - 7.99% of total weight

Gold Level: W Backpack/Gym Bag + Armband Phone Holder + W Workout Towel
** Each top Gold Winner will Receive $100 Visa Gift Card. (For example: Top Male & Female Faculty/Staff; Top Male & Female Student will all receive monetary gift cards)
Lose 8.0% or more of total weight


Total Weight Loss ÷ Starting Weight = Percentage of Weight Loss

Example 1:
Initial weigh in at 250 pounds, Final weigh in at 225 pounds.
250 (Initial Weigh In) – 225(Final Weigh In) = 25 (Total Weight Loss)
25 (Total Weight Loss) ÷ 250 (Initial Weigh In) = 0.10 = 10% (Weight Loss Percentage)

Example 2:
Initial weigh in at 155 pounds, Final weigh in at 135 pounds.
155 (Initial Weigh In) – 135(Final Weigh In) = 20 (Total Weight Loss)
20 (Total Weight Loss) ÷ 155 (Initial Weigh In) = 0.13 = 13% (Weight Loss Percentage)


The participant understands that most of the communication regarding the Challenge will be conducted via email. It is the responsibility of the participant to provide a working email address to properly receive these communications. The participant must use the same email address throughout the Challenge. Failure to provide a working email address and failure to use the same email throughout the Challenge may result in the participant not receiving credit for their results. We will also utilize the text message system Remind 101.
To receive messages via text, text @go4gold18 to 81010.

You can opt out of messages at any time by replying, 'unsubscribe @go4gold18.
Or to receive messages via email, go to rm.at/@go4gold18 on a desktop computer to sign-up for email notifications. To unsubscribe, reply with 'unsubscribe' in the subject line.


It is the responsibility of each participant to make sure they are medically capable of participating in the Challenge, and that they do not have a medical condition which would put them at harm or risk while participating in the Challenge. Therefore, it is recommended that each participant seek the advice and receive an evaluation from their medical doctor prior to the start of the Challenge.

It is up to each participant to determine the methods or strategies by which they will improve their health and lose weight during the Challenge. It is recommended the participant consult a knowledgeable and licensed health professional first.

If a participant is found to be using any illegal substance or engaging in dietary practices that may be harmful or dangerous to their health, they will be disqualified from the Challenge. If a participant is found to have received weight loss surgery (for example: gastric bypass) or cosmetic surgery as their means of weight loss for the Challenge, they will be disqualified from the Challenge. If a participant is awarded any form of prize or money as a result of their participation in the Challenge, and later found to be engaging in any of the above practices, the participant will be required to immediately return 100% of the prizes or money that was awarded to them.

If you have won a previous Spring Fitness Challenge sponsored by the W’s Campus Recreation/Passport to Wellness, you are no longer eligible for the Grand Prize.


Each participant assumes all risk of injury, harm or loss of any kind arising from participation in the Challenge. Consult with your physician or health care provider before starting any new exercise program, dietary program, nutrition or supplementation program, particularly if you suffer from any medical condition or regularly use prescription or over-the-counter medications. If you are not experienced with exercise and strength training, it is recommended you consult with a qualified fitness trainer or coach. Participants acknowledge that their enrollment and subsequent participation is purely voluntary and in no way mandated by Mississippi University for Women. Participants release Mississippi University for Women and its agents from any claims, demands, and causes of action as a result of voluntary participation and enrollment.

Spring Fitness Challenge BIG REVEAL

Thursday, April 26, 2018 @4:00 PM

Location: Stark Recreation Center (Atrium)

The moment you have all been waiting for! We will do a BIG reveal party to showcase our Biggest LOSERS! Come out and help us celebrate. Refreshments will be served.