The Ultimate CRC Bucket List 

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The semester is coming to a close and for some that means their last time using the Campus Recreation Complex (CRC), unless of course you get an alumni membership. The CRC is a staple of the Georgia Tech campus and provides numerous opportunities to incorporate physical activity into your life. It also provides the Georgia Tech community with a variety of fun and unforgettable experiences, several that you may not be familiar with! Whether it’s your first or last semester at Georgia Tech, you should check out these six bucket list CRC items to check off your list before you graduate!  

Go down the water slide.

That’s right! The CRC most definitely has a water slide! You can find it at the Vernon D. and Helen D. Crawford pool along with a lazy river, outdoor patio, and a 6-lane pool! Go alone or with a friend to spend some time relaxing in the water.  

Fly at the Leadership Challenge Course zip-line.

The Leadership Challenge Course (LCC) is a great way to have fun and learn about the importance of teamwork. It is a uniquely designed course that delivers the ultimate team experience. Participants learn the skills needed in a rapidly changing global society including group leadership, team productivity, effective communication, adaptability, and analytical problem-solving. Best of all the course ends in a heart thumping zip-line.  

Get a massage.

Take a moment to relax and relieve some stress with massage therapy. The CRC offers a wide variety of massages (Swedish, sports, deep tissue, or chair massages). Our friendly and expert in-house therapists offer 30 and 60 minute massage therapy sessions, with several package options available for every budget. Let our Licensed Massage Therapists relieve your aching muscles and help heal those chronic pains or injuries. 

Try the climbing wall. 

Take your workout to new heights on the indoor climbing wall on the first floor of the CRC, next to the Fitness Center! All levels of experience welcome! Just ask one of our knowledgeable Climbing Wall Attendants if you have any questions or for helpful climbing tips. 

Swim where Olympians train and race.

We can’t guarantee an appearance by Michael Phelps but you can practice where he as well as many other Olympians have trained. The 2016 US Olympic swim and dive teams trained in this pool before they left for the Rio Summer Olympics. The McAuley Aquatic Center was originally built for the 1996 Olympic Games and is considered one of the fastest pools in the world.  

Run the Tyler Brown Pi Mile.

Have you ever come across a bronze disk-shaped marker on the sidewalk on campus? If you have, then you probably were on the Tyler Brown Pi mile! The Pi mile is a great 3.14-mile route for running or walking as it takes you around Georgia Tech’s entire campus! Start at the CRC or the other 3 starting points around campus. This trail was named for former SGA President, Tyler Brown (MGT 01, HTS 01), who was killed in Iraq while on active duty. One of Tyler's major goals while in office was to implement a safe, well-lit running trail on Georgia Tech's campus. ROTC member, Tyler would run early in the morning and wanted to make running on campus safe at all hours. At the time of his death, the plans for the trail were almost complete. 

The CRC wants you to try all of these incredible opportunities! Come on in by yourself or with a friend and discover what we have to offer. You might be surprised by what you find! To learn more about all of these activities and more go to    


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  • Created:04/18/2019
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