Campus recreation recently announced the newest club sport on campus: running club. The club sport is designed for runners of all backgrounds and abilities, whether they ran track in high school or if they simply enjoy running and do not want the commitment of a varsity sport. One of the club founders, Brianna Perrone (‘21) said, “It is really just a way to have people running and working out together in a low-commitment manner. I, along with the rest of the board, was on the track team in high school and I wanted somewhere to be able to run short distances again because the only sport offered in this field is cross-country, and I do not run long distances.”
She continued, “In the future I would like this to become a full competitive track team with throwing and hurdles, but for now we just have straight running events offered.”
The team had their first practice at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 2 and they will continue practicing every Monday and Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. in the Simon Forum.
This is only the newest club sport to be offered, as Drew also has club basketball, ultimate frisbee, men’s and women’s rugby, step team, volleyball, the Rangerettes dance team, badminton, soccer, fight club, pep band and Drew Unified. If you are interested in starting your own club sport, it is very easy! You can email Campus Recreation Coordinator Kerry Klug at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form: http://www.drew.edu/CampusRec/club_sports/new-club-sport-proposal-form. The next step is to fill out a club sport proposal packet, which includes information about the club and the mission. Club sports must also have an interest meeting and collect signatures of at least 15 students who are interested in participating. The final step in creating a club sport is presenting the team to the Club Sports Council. The Club Sports Council has one member from each club sport on campus and together they will vote whether or not the team should become a club sport.