The Shannon Center

Upcoming Events

Beginner 5K Running Program

Every Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Train for the Cougar 5K by joining the Shannon Center for a 6-week beginner running program!  The running program will take place every Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., starting Monday, August 18. Participants will be grouped with a coach based on race pace and level. There are five running coaches, a coach for every level. We will meet in the Shannon Center lobby and run outside. If weather is bad, we will run on the Shannon Center Indoor Track. 

Cost: $15 per person for community members and free for SXU faculty, staff and students. Please register on the first day.  For more information, email Jen at quinlan@sxu.edu.

Glow Run

Wednesday, September 3
9:00 p.m.

This event is a campus 2-mile run/walk for SXU students and is free. Please check in at the Shannon Center north entrance (near bookstore) by 8:30 p.m. to receive your Glow necklaces and bracelets. Come dressed in your bright neon apparel. The Glow Run/Walk will start at 9 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments following the run/walk. Email Jen at quinlan@sxu.edu for more information.

Student Health Fair

Wednesday, September 10 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the SXU Diner

Hey, SXU Students! Join the Wellness Committee for a Student Health Fair on Wednesday, September 10 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Diner. Students will enjoy massages, mini manicures, free food, exercise demos, self defense demos, blood pressure screening and information from various departments such as the Shannon Center, Health Center, Counseling Center, Public Safety, Food Service and more!

Free and open to only SXU Students.

14th Annual Cougar 5K Run/Walk

Homecoming Weekend, Saturday, September 27 at 9 a.m.

Join the SXU community in the 14th Annual Cougar 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at 9 a.m. The Cougar 5K kicks off a day of homecoming activities. For more information or to register visit the Cougar 5K website.

8-Week Nutrition Weight Loss Program

Taught by Registered Dietician, Certified Personal Trainer and Shannon Center Nutritionist Kelly Devine Rickert, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN. This 8-week class begins on Tuesday, September 30.

How It Works


SXU Students = $40
SXU Faculty/Staff = $75
SXU Alumni/Members = $75
Community = $90

Register by emailing Kristy Allen at kallen@sxu.edu or call 773-298-3586.