Intramural Sports and Special Events

Intramural Sports

The Intramural Sports program offers a variety of leagues, tournaments, challenges, and events each quarter. Intramural sports games are played between players and teams from within the University community, as opposed to external competitors. Intramural Sports does not provide intercollegiate competition or practice time.

Traditionally, Intramural Sports registration is hosted through IMLeagues, or the Intramurals button on the Recreation portal. With our current modifications, we are not using IMLeagues for registration. There are no additional costs, and no pre-registration required. All intramural sports events are open to students, faculty, and staff with current memberships.

How do you sign up for an event? Just show up with your CWU ID card at the time and location described in our activity list below!

Looking for esports and virtual gaming opportunities? Join the CWU Recreation Discord!

  • Winter 2021 Intramural Sports Activities

    All intramural sports events are open to students, faculty, and staff with current memberships. There are no additional costs associated with these events. There is no pre-registration required. Email for additional information or questions.

    Looking for esports and virtual gaming opportunities? Join the CWU Recreation Discord!







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    Twitch Trivia

    Log on to Twitch to participate in biweekly trivia hosted by Recreation & Campus Activities!

    Jan 13

    Jan 27

    Feb 10

    Feb 24

    Mar 10


    Twitch Game Night

    Log on to Twitch to participate in Family Feud, Rec Chat, & more interactive gameshows & streams!

    Check our Twitch schedule for updates!


    HORSE Tournaments* (*Conditional on phase 2)

    Show off your trick shot baller skills at our HORSE tournaments! Come to one or come to all!

    Feb 3

    Feb 22

    March 3


    Rec Court B

    Basketball Skills Challenge* (*Conditional on phase 2)

    Compete in a series of obstacles and challenges to show off your basketball skills!

    Feb 8

    Feb 23

    Mar 4


    Rec Court B

    Racquet Sports Tournaments* (*Conditional on phase 2)

    Drop in to pickleball, table tennis, or badminton to play for prizes! New winners each day!

    Tuesdays & Thursdays

    Jan 26 – Feb 18


    Rec Court A

    Climbing League* (*Climbing league is available any time the Climbing Wall is open with priority preference given to MW 3-5)

    Teams of 1-2 compete in a series of routes for most progression in skills!

    Mondays & Wednesdays

    Jan 25 – Feb 17


    Climbing Wall

Extramural Tournaments

Extramural sport opportunities for basketball, flag football, esports, and more occur throughout the year on an annual basis. Regional tournament opportunities are available for teams and officials to advance their skills and try to earn bids to Nationals where applicable.

  • Extramural Tournament History 2019-20

    In Fall 2019, the CWU 5th Years won the on campus Crimson Championship and a bid to the NIRSA National Flag Football Championship in Round Rock, Texas. They went 1-2 in pool play and represented CWU for the first time in NIRSA National tournament history!

    In Winter 2020, the Crimson championship team 5th Years represented Central Washington University at the NIRSA Region VI Basketball Tournament at Eastern Washington University, along with Tune Squad (men’s open) and Lady Wildcats (women’s open). The 5th Years won the regional title and earned a bid to NIRSA National Basketball for Spring 2020.

    3 student officials from the Intramural Sports program represented CWU at the 2020 NIRSA Region VI Basketball Tournament at Eastern Washington University, along with 1 student on tournament staff.

Special Events

The Special Events program coordinates several annual events, which are open to all members of the campus community. Annual events hosted by Special Events include the Indoor Ironman Challenge, various 5ks/10ks and other races, and more.

Special Event registration takes place through our portal.

  1. Log in with your CWU credentials
  2. Select "Programs"
  3. Select "Special Events" to find the event that interests you and steps for registering for the event.
  4. Special events may require an additional fee to participate.
  • Indoor Ironman 2021

    Join Intramural Sports and Special Events for an information session outlining how to complete the Indoor Ironman and any changes from previous years. Feel free to invite others who may be interested in participating in the event, as registration will continue through February 7th at the late registration rate of $15.

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    Meeting ID: 824 6673 2856
    Passcode: IronMan
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    The 2021 Indoor Ironman will take place February 1 - February 28. Registration will open on January 5 at 8am and close by the end of the first week of the challenge. Cost of registration is $10.00 until January 31, and $15 until February 7.

    • Month-long self-guided triathlon with alternative track options! Run 26.2 miles, Bike 112 miles, Swim 2.4 miles
    • Alternative track options including swapping in additional running, rowing, or climbing in place of an activity. No disclosure on ability necessary to use an alternative track.
    • Finishers will receive a moisture wick shirt.
    • Top prizes awarded to fastest finishers in each category.
    • Top prizes awarded to fastest finishers by identity: cisgender female, cisgender male, transgender/nonbinary (optional)
    • Activity open to anyone over age 18. Registration does NOT include membership to the Recreation Center. Nonmembers can complete the Indoor Ironman by utilizing their own spaces or gyms, or by purchasing a membership to the Recreation Center (university affiliates only).
  • Fitness Challenge

    Keep up those healthy fitness habits with this self-guided challenge! Finishers will receive a certificate of completion. Top finishers will receive a championship shirt! Challenge will take place between February 22 and March 19. Register by February 21 to participate!

    Compete with a team of up to 3, or independently to accumulate minutes active each week for four weeks. Team captains will collect the time spent on fitness activity from their team and submit progress each week.

    Categories to compete in:

    • Fitness Enthusiast - 150-200+ minutes of physical activity daily
    • Workout Wonders - 100-150 minutes of physical activity daily
    • Don't Sweat It - 50-100 minutes of physical activity daily

    Submit your team's weekly minutes here!

    Download the fitness tracking log here!

  • Hydration Challenge

    Join the Water You Waiting For? 6-week hydration challenge to develop healthy hydration habits!

    Registration includes a refillable water bottle (while supplies last). Finishers of the challenge will receive a certificate of completion.

    Track your water intake each day and submit your progress week by week to develop healthy habits for staying hydrated. Learn about how water affects the body, the mind, and overall wellness through this challenge!

    Download your Tracker here: Hydration Log

    Submit your weekly tracker to

  • Snowshoe Scavenger Hunt

    Join us on Thursday, February 18 from 2-5pm for a campus-wide scavenger hunt! The trick? This event will be completed in snowshoes! Clues will be given to a variety of locations across the Ellensburg campus. You will have to solve the clue, photograph your solution while wearing the snowshoes, submit your results. The first to solve all 10 clues will win a grand prize! All other participants who complete the 10 clues will receive a championship shirt. Registration includes cost of snowshoe rental from OPR (while supplies last).

    But what if we don't have snow??? The weather is unpredictable, but this event will take place with or without snow! If we don't have snow, you will receive instructions for how to complete the scavenger hunt on foot without snowshoes, but with new challenges and obstacles included.

    Registration is on the Recreation portal under special events. Registraiton will open on January 25 and close by 4:30pm on the day of the event.

Contact Us

Intramural Sports & Special Events - Shana Kessler
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA, 98926-7448