West Virginia University is encouraging students to try something new at its annual Try-It event.

On Oct. 6 from noon to 5 p.m., WELLWVU, The Student’s Center of Health, will be showcasing the wide array of fun, outdoor activities that the state and University have to offer. The event will be held at the Hazel Ruby-McQuain Riverfront Park, with easy Rail Trail and Monongalia River access for students.

Students will have the chance to try kayaking, biking and canoeing. There will be fun tailgate games and many other free activities. Also, WVU’s Dining Services will be providing healthy foods for students to try and providing tips on how to stay healthy.

“The mission of WELLWVU is to foster the complete well being of our students through health care education, promotion and related services. West Virginia uniquely offers students miles of rail trails for biking and walking and scenic rivers for canoeing and kayaking,” said Colleen Harshbarger, Director of Wellness and Health Promotion for WELLWVU. “Many students don’t know that they can rent a kayak or bike at the Rec Center anytime they’d like, or that they have access to healthy foods in the dining hall. This event encourages students to take advantage of the programs and services that support their well-being.”

Local Vendors and student organizations from campus will be attending the event to award students with the opportunity to get involved in the community and on campus. These groups and organizations will help students make connections and friends that will help promote positive relationships and connections for future involvement in activities.

For more information, please contact Meghan Phillips at 304-293-3573 or by e-mail at Meghan.Phillips@mail.wvu.edu

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tc/09/28/12

CONTACT: Meghan Phillips, WELLWVU
304-293-3573, Meghan.Phillips@well.wvu.edu

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