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Stay At Home Options

To support the students, faculty and staff at Santa Clara University during suspended operations, Campus Recreation has put together this list of links that cover topics like at-home workouts, managing your free time and more. 

Although we aren't able to offer in-person programming at our facilities at this time, we will continue to support you by providing wellness resources. The following list provides online resources to help keep you active until our facilities reopen and programs resume. 

Note: The following resources are suggestions from Campus Recreation staff and are not officially endorsed by Santa Clara University or its affiliates.

Below are a variety of links to indoor exercise options - these are all free options. If you have an option you would like to suggest for us to post please email it to and we will add them when we are able 

Close to Santa Clara University are many outdoor activities to get out during the shelter in place but still be able to maintain 6 feet of social distancing. This is not all the possibilities and if you have other suggestions please email them to and we will add them as we are able. 

If you would like to virtually visit a National Park - visit this website to explore The Hidden Worlds of the National Park. 

Walking, running routes from the Bronco Statue - please select the image below based on the mileage you would like to complete - if you have a favorite run please share it with us and we will add it to this list

3-mile route from the Bronco Statue: Begin on the Alameda towards Park Ave., turn right on Naglee Ave, and then right on Garden Drive, and right on University Ave., then left on Park Ave. to go back to campus. 

map of a running route from Bronco statue on SCU campus

6-mile route from the Bronco Statue: Start down Market Street, left on Winchester, left on Bellomy Street, left on Jackson, right on Benton, right on the Alameda, right on Newhall Street, left on Park Ave., right on Naglee, right on Garden, right on Emory Street, left on Dana Ave., right on McKendrie and left on Park to return back to campus. 

Image of a map - 3 mile route from the Bronco Statue



The Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot has moved on campus. We have created an SCU race group and you can sign up to join our group by clicking here and selecting the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot. There is a fee to participate in this event. Click here to see what your event registration supports. 

We hope you sign up and help SCU be one of the Fittest Firms - check out the results after November 29 to see how we did.  


With the Sullivan Aquatic Center closed at this time you are not able to get your laps in here are some free options for free dry-land workouts. If you have other activities for swimmers to do at this time pass them on to and we will get them posted as we are able 

Here are some links to various videos to help you improve your game & your mind while the facilities are closed. 

At this time of COVID-19 and the shelter in place - you might just need to take a minute & calm yourself with a deep-breath - these are some free options we have found. If you have other options for the SCU community please pass them on to and I will get them posted as I am able 

Purchasing coloring books or journals are also good activities to clear your minds. 

Stay spiritual with our friends in Campus Ministry - click here to see their website. 

At this time of COVID-19 and the shelter in place, there are many ways to be creative - 

  • I-phone coloring apps 
  • Virtual museum tours - so many to choose from, skip the admission fee & be inspired with a virtual tour
  • Cooking Lessons - Wrist twistin’ in the kitchen with Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski. Look out for a new lesson each day on his IGTV. 
  • LinkedIn Learning® allows you to learn what you want when you want. Select from thousands of beginner-to-advanced courses across core functional areas – including sales, marketing, finance, operations, IT, software and web development, customer service, and more. 

Purchasing coloring books or journals are also good activities to clear your minds. 

As we continue to be limited with the size of our gatherings - we can still build community - have you tried to host a Netflix Party? Have a movie night remotely! This Google Chrome extension lets you watch movies with friends online. Find more information here

Thank you to all that participated in this Spring 2020 virtual event - we had 341 entries of 4,051.03 miles (this is 10 miles shy of the distance between Santa Clara and Venezuela). 23 students participated in this event & logged miles 122 times. We had 22 faculty/staff participants that logged miles 219 times. Faculty/staff logged 2,980.8 miles, and students logged 1,070.23. Way to go faculty/staff - moving lots during this pandemic. 

We would like to congratulate all that participated and note the top 3 finishers for the students and faculty/staff:

The top 3 students are:

  1. Lypinator 334.30 miles 
  2. Irshad Fardan 189 miles
  3. Kristen D. 133 miles  

The top 3 faculty/staff are: 

  1. L S Dancer 1,184 miles
  2. Meg G 607.66 miles
  3. CB90 400.98 miles

Thank you again to the 45 participants in this event. Keep up the mileage! Stay active!