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Looking for a way to staff active this summer?  Check out the Summer Activities that will be hosted by the Furman Fitness Center:


Training for the Red, White, & Blue Shoes 5K Run

Looking to run your first 5K or improve your current race time?  Mickey McCauley will be available to provide a 10 week training program for the Red, White & Blue Shoes 5K run.  The race will be held on Furman’s beautiful campus on July 4th at 8 a.m.  Mickey currently serves as an assistant coach for the Furman cross country and track and field programs.  He is a Level II USA Track and Field certified coach and an American College of Sports Medicine certified Personal Trainer.

Participants will be given a discounted entry fee for the event ($20 instead of the typical $30).  Mickey will also be available for training advice, questions and weekly feedback.

Race details and map of the course can be found here:

Level:  All fitness levels welcome, including beginners

Limited to 25 participants

Contact:  Mickey McCauley at or 294-2420 to participate.




Dodgeball will be held in the PAC gym.  Healthy snacks will be provided.

Levels: All fitness levels welcome

Dates:  12:15 p.m. Thursdays May 19th, June 2nd & 30th

Contact:  Heather Newman at or 294-3586 to participate.


Furman Walking Group

Take a 30-45 minute stroll or brisk walk around the beautiful Furman campus.  Healthy snacks will be provided.  Meet on the porch of the Herman W. Lay Physical Activities Center (PAC).

Dates:  Wednesdays & Fridays at 11:45 a.m., May 18– June 29

Contact:  Heather Newman at or 294-3586 or just show up!

Beginner Bike Ride

Owen McFadden will lead beginner bike rides throughout the summer. The fitness center has 5 bikes & helmets that can be used on a first requested, first reserved basis.*

Healthy snacks will be provided.

Level/ Distance:  Easy pace for 6-8 miles.

Dates:  Thursdays- May 12th & 26th, June 16th & 30th

Time:  12:00 pm– Meet in front of the PAC; 12:15 pm- Depart

Limited to 10 participants

Contact:  Owen McFadden at or 294-2414 to sign up and/or to reserve a bike.

Cafe Ride

Try a morning ride on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

The fitness center has 5 bikes & helmets that can be used on a first requested, first reserved basis.*

Level/ Distance:  Moderate pace for approximately 15 miles on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.  The ride will include a cafe stop.

Dates:  Thursdays – May 12th & 26th, June 2nd, 16th, 23rd & 30th

Time:  7:45 am- meet in front of the PAC; 8:00am- Depart

Limited to 15 participants

Contact:  Heather Newman at or 294-3586 to sign up and/or reserve a bike.

Paris Mountain Climb

For intermediate level and experienced cyclists, try a bike ride up beautiful Paris Mountain.

Limited to 10 participants- Appropriate road riding gear required.

Level/ Distance:  12 miles moderate pace but difficult climb up the back of Paris Mountain Rd.

Dates:  Wednesday, May 25th & June 8th

Time:  8:00am – Depart from the front of PAC

Contact:  Heather Newman at or 294-3586 to sign up.

*All participants must sign a waiver to take part in the activities.  Anyone using a bike provided by the Furman Fitness Center must also fill out a bicycle waiver.