The Swanny 2k Walk & 5k Run

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The College of St. Scholastica has a long and proud history of being a leader in providing recreational and fitness programming for its students. Long before it became popular at most colleges, St. Scholastica gave a voice to educating women in the virtues of recreation, wellness, and fitness. 

That voice was Gladys Swanson, otherwise revered by her students as "Swanny". Mrs. Swanson was the Physical Educacation Director from 1931-the early 1970s. Today, Campus Rec's motto is "Your Home for Recreation, Sport, and Spirit!" We owe this long standing commitment of recreation and experiential learning to the foresight of the Benedictine Sisters and to the personal commitment of Gladys "Swanny" Swanson.

Register for the 2k Walk or 5k Trail Run 

The 8th Annual Swanny 2k & 5K Trail Races will be held Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 4:15 PM. The 2k Trail Walk/Run takes you along our closest campus trails while the 5k trails are a bit more rugged and strenous. Both events will bring you through the beautiful Fall colors. The first 300 finishers receive Swanny participation tees. For more info & to register, visit

Academic Year Hours

Mondays - Thursdays: 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Fridays: 6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sundays: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Holiday & Break Hours

For more information on Campus Rec programming or making court reservations, please contact the Burns Wellness Commons Recreation Info Desk at 723-7022 or email us at