Ashland University Health Sciences Department to Host Annual Fit Fest

Ashland University Recreation Center to Host Annual Fit Fest

4/8/19 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Annual Fit Fest – the Health Sciences Department (Athletic Training, Dietetics and Exercise Science) annual fundraiser -- will be held Sunday, April 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. starting at Redwood Hall and the Quadrangle behind Founders Hall on the Ashland University campus. The event will include a Fit Fest Challenge, Sample Group X classes, vendors, prizes and food.

The event, which is free except for the Fit Fest Challenge, will be open to the public. All proceeds from the event will go to Project Outrun, which is “putting custom running shoes on kids battling pediatric cancer.” The project goal this year is to raise $2,000. In the event of severe weather, the Fit Fest will be moved inside Redwood Hall.

The Fit Fest Challenge will cost $5 per participant for teams of three to five members. Registration forms can be picked up in the Health Sciences Department or on the Health Sciences’ Club display boards. Teams can register now or on the day of the Fit Fest. Shirts and stress dumbbells are included for those who register for the event.

Those with questions or wanting to sign up for the event can contact Dr. Beth Patton at

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###