Special Events

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Easter Egg Hunt



Easter Egg Hunt in the Pool

This is a new take on the traditional Easter Egg Hunt! Kids will swim for eggs in the pool, older kids will dive for them! A fun way to practice all those skills they learn in swim lessons!  Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.  Parents must be in the water with non-swimmers, children in flotation devices, or children under 7 yrs.   Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.

Date: Spring 2018
Time: 1:00-1:30pm   ages 3-6 (must have adult in water with them)                                                    1:30-2:00pm  ages 7-10
Fee: $2.00


ERC Birthday Bash and 5K/10K Run- May 6, 2018   10:00pm-1:00pm
Come join the Emporia Recreation Center for our Annual Birthday Bash!  The 5K and 10K races will take place at 10:45am.  We have had a group working hard on their Couch to 5K plan and for many of them this will be their first 5K!  After the race enjoy some light snacks and door prizes.  Cost of the race event is $15 for all ERC fitness room members and $25 for anyone else.  Kids 12 and under are FREE.   Birthday Bash party is FREE and open to the public. For more information call Amanda at 340-6300.



Corporate Challenge Corporate Challenge 2013
The Corporate Challenge events give businesses a great opportunity to get employees involved in fun, team activities. We encourage total company support, either as a participant or as a spectator. This years participants can look forward to some of their favorite events returning; along with the introduction of a couple new challenges. Corporate Challenge coming August 13-25, 2017.

Pooch Plunge                          August 2018- 3:30pm- 5:00pm. This fun-filled and family-oriented event will give interested parties an opportunity to bring their dogs and compete in contests with a category for every dog. Dogs must be at least six months old and have  all current vaccinations – Bordatella  is  recommended



Chili Nights-  October 22, 2017 @ 6:00pm     Join us for our annual Chili Nights chili cook-off with a new twist!  We will battle it out with our Staff Chili contest, dive into a kids’ candy scramble that will only take seconds for the kids to enjoy, and roast marshmallows at our famous s’more making fire pit available on the front lawn. New this year, with Halloween right around the corner, is our Pumpkin Decorating Stations! Bring your own pumpkin and we will have stations set up to either carve, paint or decorate your pumpkin!  Tickets can be purchased from the main office and are only $3/person.  Join us for a night the whole family can enjoy!              Time: 6:00pm Tickets: $3.00 /person      Candy Scramble is free and is for kids ages 5 and under.      Location: ERC Gymnasium and Front Lawn



North Pole Adventures        If you need a quick get away to do some Christmas shopping or wrapping, have your kiddos spend a day at the North Pole ERC style!  They will spend the day with ERC staff making Christmas crafts, playing Christmas games in the gym, a little Christmas fun in the pool and we can even help wrap Christmas presents if needed!  Santa will stop in and make a special appearance just to see the kids.  We will dine on a biscuit and gravy meal that the kids will help prepare.                                        Date: Saturday, December 9 .      Time: 9:00 am – 2:00pm .                                                  Fee: $15.00 per child; $10.00 for additional family member .     Age: 10 and under    Registration Closes: Monday, December 4 .       Minimum: 15                                Location: ERC Community Room

First Fridays at ERC: Join us at the Lee Beran Recreation Center every First Friday for FREE popcorn. We will be popping corn in our lobby to share with our guests because we like you and we love to have fun!

Tournaments We Host:
October  2A and 3A High School State Volleyball- October 27, 28 2017

March  4A Division 2 High School State Basketball (March 8-11, 2017)

May   4A Division 2 High School State Baseball and Softball (May 25, 26 2017)

Volunteers and Coaches
We couldn’t do it without you! If you are interested in volunteering for one of our many special events or tournaments, please fill out this Volunteer Application form and return it to ERC by fax, mail or email.  This is a great opportunity for anyone who needs mandatory volunteer hours (i.e. college students!)

Our volunteer coaches are the heart of our sports program and we are always looking for more. Please fill out our coach information form and return it to ERC by fax, mail or email. Thank you for volunteering at Emporia Recreation Center.