Recreational Athletics


Not for the Faint Hearted

At first, only two men in their late twenties chat softly in the park, nursing beers as they stand by the hammocks. Slowly, more begin to arrive, bringing lime-flavored sports drinks, roommates, girlfriends, hard liquor shots, and bikes.


Veteran’s Day Stadium Run

Veterans, students in ROTC, and supportive community members begin running up the steps of Harvard Stadium. They gathered on Veteran’s Day to support past and present veterans and raise money for the Warrior Scholar Project.


Harvard Stadium Plays Host to Weekly Stair Runs

Boston-area residents participate in weekly stair runs at the Harvard Stadium, enjoying a sense of community.


Are Athletics Overshadowing The Academy?

Since the formation of the Ivy League 59 years ago, the Ancient Eight have consistently struggled to balance athletic success and its impact on academics. These critics raise a question: Has Harvard overstepped the line?


Run the Boston Half Marathon

You don’t think you can run a marathon? Then how about a half marathon? There is a saying that goes “If you can do the math, then you can run Boston's Half Marathon on Sunday.” It’s not a well known saying, I made it up. But here are a few steps you can take so that you can run the race, even if you haven’t done any training whatsoever.


Nicole M. Pizzi runs on a Hemenway Gymnasium treadmill at the “Run for Boston” event on Wednesday, held to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Hemenway rented out all of its treadmills for the event, with all proceeds given to One Fund, the official charity set up by Governor Deval Patrick to help survivors of explosions.


'We're Gonna Skate at One Rink and One Rink Only'

Feeling festive and need a break from studying that doesn't involve you perusing the depths of the internet or eating your body weight in cereal? Then treat yourself to an excursion to one of the many ice rinks the Boston area has to offer. Although Harvard's ice rink is not currently open due to construction, there are some great options not too far from campus that promise to fulfil all the ice skating dreams you've ever had.


Good Trend Alert: Spikeball

The first few games are uneventful; rules are learned and mistakes made. But soon things start to change.


Campus Yoga Blog Launches

In an effort to bring together information about yoga and meditation opportunities at Harvard, Kelly S. Robinson ’13, who teaches yoga classes on campus, recently launched the blog Veritas Yoga.


8 AM: Bros, Overheard

It’s Friday morning ,time for the ’Berg and breakfast near bros.


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