Signature Events

Campus Recreation Signature Events are collaboratively designed to highlight our most popular CR activities, as well as introduce innovative and progressive activities, across campus. In an effort to contribute to NAU's spirit, pride and tradition, these annual events encourage participation from the entire NAU community. Our goal is to deliver a refreshing and inclusive recreational experience to participants; ultimately fostering fun, connectivity and healthy lifestyles. Any of the Signature Events can be counted toward your NAU Rec Bucket List completion!

aXe Games

 

Kick the school year off right with Campus Recreation and show your Lumberjack pride!
We invite you Friday night, August 28th after the Lumberjack Women’s Soccer match to the Recreation Center for a variety of exciting, innovative, and unforgettable activities you don’t want to miss!  Be one of the first students on campus to try Knocker Ball, Speed Climb, Spike Ball, and Kan Jam!  Show your spirit and wear Lumberjack plaid! Axe Games will commence at 9pm, participants will have the chance to earn Campus Rec swag, gift certificates, discounted Color Run registrations, a private Knocker Ball party, and so much more! Games conclude at 11pm. 

 

Color Run

Get color blasted during this unique, paint 5k fun run while we celebrate healthiness, school spirit and being crazy with your fellow Lumberjacks! Participate in the best/only 5k run where you'll get covered with awesome blue and gold colors as we paint the campus with spirit before the Lumberjacks take on the Cowboys from N.M. Highlands inside the Skydome.

Race date: 9.12.15
Race time: 9:45am, arrive early to stretch and whoop it up with pre-race color!
Race location: Start P7A (next to the Health and Learning Center). Course map coming soon.
Cost: $10/person, includes bib number, 1-color packet, and a sweet pair of shades. Additional, customizable gear available for purchase. T-Shirts: $10, Color Packets: 2-$5, 4-$10
Registration: Accepting online/in-person registrations beginning August 3, 2015! 
Race FAQ coming soon.

Family Weekend 5k Fun Run, 2mi Walk

Invite your family to campus for Family Weekend and take part in the annual tradition of the 5k Run & 2 mi Walk on Saturday, October 3, 2015! The run and walk are free, all participants must register on site. First 100 registrants will receive a FREE race t-shirt!   The run and walk will start at 8am inside Lumberjack Stadium (next to the Health and Learning Center). Plan to arrive early to register, grab a healthy pre-race snack and stretch. This is not a timed race, but prizes will be awarded to top finishers.

Seated Volleyball

In collaboration with the Americans with Disabilities Act and NAU Disability Resources Campus Rec is hosting a fun and interactive seated volleyball tournament! It's free to join, but a $10 donation will be collected from the team captain for all forfeits. Donations will also be accepted for T-shirts during the event. All proceeds will benefit future recreation Disability Access and Design initiatives. The NAU tournament is scheduled on Friday, October 16th. Winning teams will be invited to the Regional Tournament on Friday, October 23rd. Registration and volunteer information coming soon...

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Campus Recreation hosts a series of events in October which helps raise money for the local non-profit ShadowsFoundation. Our PINK Week occurs October 19-23 and features the following events:

Monday, October 19th - Friday, October 23rd
Intramural Sports Dodgeball Tournament

Gather your friends for the most popular dodgeball tourney at NAU! This week-long tournament is filled with opportunities to raise money for a great cause! Teams are encouraged to wear pink or white uniforms. Winning teams will receive custom high quality IM Pretty shirts, which may also be purchased while supplies last. There will also be event sponsors and a raffle. If you can dodge a wrench...Register your team today!
Registration cost: $10/student. 100% proceeds will be donated to the Shadows Foundation.

Wednesday, October 22nd
ZUMBA Party in PINK
Lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. This Zumba party will feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats! Come dressed in PINK to support the Shadows Foundation and Northern Arizona Health. In collaboration with NAH we are helping raise money for breast cancer awareness by bidding or voting on an Artsy Bra! Join us inside the MAC Gym at 5pm for the announcement of the Artys Bra winners and free food,. Join the Zumba Party at 7pm.

Climbing Wall Challenge
Event information and details coming soon...

Friday, October 23
Lumberjack Splash Bash
Event information and details coming soon...
IM Pretty T-shirts for sale, $20 at all above listed events! 100% proceeds will be donated to the Shadows Foundation.

 

Watch Video: PINK Week 2014

Video Accessibility Instructions:

These video instructions are located directy above a YouTube video. Hit the DOWN arrow key until you hear the words FLASH START. Once the screen reader is inside the FLASH OBJECT, hit the TAB key about 7 times until you hear PLAY BUTTON a second time. Hit the Spacebar key to play the video. You can then hit the Spacebar key again to pause the video. Feel free to hit TAB and TAB+SHIFT to listen to all the buttons in the FLASH OBJECT. Sometimes the PLAY button and the PAUSE button will be listed as an UNLABLED BUTTON.

Wall Aquatic Center Splash n' Dash

Dive into a 500 meter swim inside the new North Campus Athletic and Recreation Complex followed by a 5k run through campus. Additional race information and details coming soon...

NIRSA Recreational Sports & Fitness Day 

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February 22, 1950 is the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association's founding date. In 1999, members voted to proclaim this a day to celebrate and share the positive benefits of recreational sports, fitness, and wellness. 

Follow the tradition and our events nationwide using the hashtag #RecDay. Event information and details coming soon...

Tough Louie

Are you tough enough? Participate in the the muddiest, most challenging, 5k adventure races on campus! Campus Rec and Tough Louie are proud supports of the Wounded Warrior® Project (WWP). Run solo or with a team of four through the obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental stamina. Race information and details coming soon...

 

Watch Video: Tough Louie 2015

Video Accessibility Instructions:

These video instructions are located directy above a YouTube video. Hit the DOWN arrow key until you hear the words FLASH START. Once the screen reader is inside the FLASH OBJECT, hit the TAB key about 7 times until you hear PLAY BUTTON a second time. Hit the Spacebar key to play the video. You can then hit the Spacebar key again to pause the video. Feel free to hit TAB and TAB+SHIFT to listen to all the buttons in the FLASH OBJECT. Sometimes the PLAY button and the PAUSE button will be listed as an UNLABLED BUTTON.

Outdoor Adventures Service Project

 Join the NAU Outdoor Adventures Staff on a service project to clean and restore our regional environment. Service project information and details coming soon...