AU Health Sciences Department to Hold Fit Fest on April 15

AU Health Sciences Department to Hold Fit Fest on April 15

4/4/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Three Ashland University student clubs are sponsoring the Fit Fest Challenge on Sunday, April 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the Ashland University Quad behind Founders Hall.

The event, which is a fundraiser for the Exercise Science Club, the Athletic Training Club and the Student Dietetics Association, will raise money for Project Outrun. Andy Shepherd founded this organization to help children battling cancer to design their own shoes to help them outrun cancer.

Teams of three to five people will compete in 12 activity stations in a one-hour time frame and prizes will be awarded to teams with the most points as well as the top fundraiser(s). The cost is $5 per person and all proceeds go to Project Outrun.

The event is open to those on campus as well as those in the community and free T-shirts, water bottles and dumbbell stress relievers will be available while supplies last. Vendors will be present as part of Fit Fest and Group X classes will be available for those wanting to sample those classes.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Recreation Center or from Dr. Beth Patton’s office, room 256 in the Sport Sciences wing of the Recreation Center. Those teams registering by Monday, April 9, will receive bonus points.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. 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.                                                                                ###