Signature Events

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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!

Tough Louie

Are you tough enough? Participate in the the muddiest, most challenging, 5k adventure race on campus!

The 2016 Tough Louie will take place on Saturday, September 10th, with the first heat starting at 9:00am. Register online using this link and following the instructions below:

  1. From the top drop-down menu, click FALL 2016
  2. Click Tough Louie - Individual Registration
  3. Select your desired heat for the race
  4. Enter your NAU ID login
  5. Repeat steps 2 & 3
  6. Accept the online waiver form
  7. Add emergency contact information
  8. Click checkout
  9. Pay by either credit card or e-check to complete the transaction
Any questions on how to register, contact Erika Brayton or Mike Przydzial.

 

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.

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: 9:45 a.m. - arrive early to stretch and whoop it up with pre-race color!
Race location: Start P7A (next to the Health and Learning Center). Click to view the course map.
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 Frequently Asked Questions!

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.

PINK Week

Participate in a series of charitable events in October to help raise money for the local non-profit ShadowsFoundation. 100% of proceeds will be donated to local breast cancer patients. 

The Campus Rec PINK Week occurs October 19-23 and features the following events:

Monday-Friday, 7-11 p.m.
Intramural Sports Dodgeball Tournament

Gather your friends, family, and colleagues for the most popular week long dodgeball tourney at NAU! Teams of six will experience exciting, fast paced regulated games. If you can dodge a wrench...

NAU Students, Faculty, and Staff registration
Community registration
$5/participant, MAC Gym

Tuesday 7-9 p.m.
Trendy Traverse
Join the climb to fight breast cancer! Traverse across a fun, challenging, all levels PINK taped route! Open climb not available during event.
$5/participant, Climbing Wall

Wednesday 7-8 p.m.
ZUMBA Party in PINK
Lose yourself in the music & join the original dance-fitness party! In collaboration with Northern Arizona Healthcare this event includes Mobile On-Site Mammography for NAU employees 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (HLC loading zone), the display of, bidding & voting on Artsy Bras & free food!
$5/participant, MAC Gym, Announcement of Artsy Bra winners at 5 p.m.
Click to access the Artsy Bra Entry Form
Click to access the Artsy Bra Sponsorship Form

Friday 7-9 p.m.
Lumberjack Splash Bash
Finish your week with a splash! Join the Lumberjack Alumni Ambassadors club for a SPECTACULAR Homecoming Pool Party! Live DJ, food, log rolling, glow sticks, games & more!
Free with Jacks Card, donations accepted, Wall Aquatic Center

Donate $30 for PINK t-shirt & access into all events! 
($20 for PINK t-shirt)
All donations will be accepted this week during each event at the PINK table!

 

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.

Sitting Volleyball Tournament

In collaboration with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NAU Disability Resources, & the Commission on Disability Access and Design, Campus Recreation is hosting the 2nd annual fun and interactive sitting volleyball tournament! It's free to join, but a $10 fee will be charged to the team captain's LOUIE account for all forfeits. Proceeds will benefit future recreation Disability Access and Design initiatives. The NAU tournament is scheduled on Friday, October 16 from 4-7 p.m. Winning teams will be invited to compete in the Regional Tournament (ASU, U of A, GCU, & SpoFit teams) on Saturday, November 7 from 2-5 p.m. Tournaments will be held inside the Recreation Center, South Gym.
Sitting Volleyball Rules
NAU Tournament Registration
Regional Tournament Registration 

Wall Aquatic Center Splash n' Dash

Dive into a 500 meter swim inside the new Aquatic and Tennis Complex followed by a 5k run through campus.

Race date: 4.16.16
Race time: 9:00 a.m.- open check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.
Race location: Aquatic and Tennis Complex (across the Health and Learning Center). 
Cost: $20 for students, $25 for community
Registration: Accepting online/in-person registrations beginning March 1, 2016!

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. 

 


Louie Rep Challenge
Participants will compete in the following: max Squat, Bench Press, Atomic TRX push-up, and Battlerope Throw. Different divisions will be offered based on weight class. 
4-7 p.m., Weight Room

Crate Stacking Competition

Put your balance to the test! See how high you can get stacking crates.
5-6:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Gym
Knockerball
Grab your friends and drop in for freestyle Knockerball or play Indoor Soccer. 
7-8:30 p.m., MAC Gym