What is Movember?
Movember is a charity organization that tackles men’s health on a global scale, year round. Movember addresses some of the biggest health issues faced by men; prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. Prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years, and testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50. Half a million men take their own life every year. That’s one every minute. Check out https://us.movember.com/ for more information.
Movember 2019 UREC Events
Monday, November 4 - Friday, November 8
Dyno-mite Dyno Competition 6:00-8:00 p.m. SRC Climbing Wall
Join our climbing community at our first Dyno competition. Come down and jump, swing, and throw yourself at the nearest holds. We will set 5 Dyno’s this week and you’ll have a week to complete them. Dynos are an athletic and dynamic movement on our wall and for a week you’ll have the opportunity to compete. Just tread carefully; we don’t want you to get dyno-sore…
Friday, November 1
WSU Wrestling Crimson & Gray Duel 7:00-8:30 p.m. Student Recreation Center
Come support the WSU Wrestling Club as they host their annual Crimson and Gray Duel on Court 1 of the SRC.
Gentleman’s Ride 5:45-6:15 p.m. SRC 252
Grab your bow tie, it’s time to ride! Every year, thousands of finely dressed gentlefolk ride on their classic and vintage motorcycles, riding together in their support for men’s mental and physical health. Join fellow Cougs for this 30-minute spin bike ride to kick off Movember.
Friday, November 15 – Sunday, November 17
Check out our website for all of the Dad’s Weekend activities!
Friday, November 15
Dad’s Bench Best Competition 6:00-7:00 p.m. SRC Weight Room
We will kick off Dad’s Weekend with a Bench Press competition. Teams will consist of father/son and father/daughter pairs. Register at https://urec.wsu.edu/special-events/movember/
Check Your Stones 6:00-7:00 p.m. SRC Weight Room
Join UREC’s Strongman Coaches to learn how to properly lift Atlas Stones just as you see in the World’s Strongest Man’s Competition. Additionally, we will have information relating to men’s testicular health and provide resources that will discuss how often men should be receiving regular check up’s and at what age that really starts.
Saturday, November 16
Dunkin With Dads 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. SRC Basketball Courts
Celebrate Dad’s Weekend with a 2v2 basketball tournament hosted at the Student Recreation Center. Grab your fatherly figure and hit the courts to be crowned the Dad’s Weekend Champs!
Dad’s Challenge 12:00-2:00 p.m. SRC Challenge Course
This program provides an opportunity for you and your dad to work together in groups and explore your limits on the high course. Participants can expect a few fun group games or initiatives led by our trained facilitators, as well as an opportunity to climb around on one of our high elements. This unique challenge will be the ultimate bonding experience for you and dad to talk about for years to come. More info can be found at http://urec.wsu.edu/challenge/
Monday November 18
Mo’ Monday Fitness Mo’ Kickboxing 8:15-9:05 pm SRC 256
Thursday, November 21
Where to Place Your Nuts: Lessons and practice in passive rock-climbing protection and anchor building 4:00-6:00 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Center
Learn the nuances and techniques of utilizing passive rock-climbing protection in the context of traditional, alpine, and top rope climbing.
November 7, 14, & 21
Men’s Only Swim 7:00-8:00 p.m. Smith Pool
Come join us for Men’s Only open swim time in Smith Pool. These event’s will be welcome to anyone who identifies as male and will be lifeguarded by those who identify as male.
November 1 – November 30
Move for Movember
Move this Movember by running or walking 60 miles over the month. That’s 60 miles for the 60 men lost to suicide each hour, every hour. You don’t have to be an ultra-athlete, or own the latest kicks. Move is simpler than that. Hit it fast. Take it slow. Run solo. Join a team. Don’t know where to go? We can help:
SRC Indoor Track: 8 Laps on the outside lane = 1 mile
Mooberry Outdoor Track: 4 laps in the inside lane = 1 mile
Hollingberry Field House Track: 8 Laps = 1 mile
Local running paths: https://www.traillink.com/city/pullman-wa-trails/
You can also use the treadmills or elliptical machines in the SRC and Chinook