Local Flagstaff Sports Resources — High-altitude fun
Teams, Events & Organizations
- Northern Arizona University Athletics
- Flagstaff is home to the NAU Lumberjacks, a team that boasts a winning tradition both on and off the field. With twelve varsity sports, the NAU Athletics Department has received many accolades recently, including NCAA National Champion athletes in track and field, as well as academic honors across the board.
- High Altitude Running
- Flagstaff is an avid outdoors community, taking advantage of its many trail systems to enjoy the year-round accessibility of the mountains and canyons. You can experience these high country trails during the Annual Flagstaff Summer Running Series, which includes five races. This series offers runners an opportunity to challenge themselves, with high-altitude running (7,000 feet / 2,135 meters) and different terrains.
- Adventure Racing
- Not a runner? Try your hand at Adventure Racing. This type of race is growing in popularity, with challenges ranging from mountain biking, rock climbing, trekking and team challenges. Races are scheduled in Flagstaff each year, including the Under the Stars Adventure Race and a 12-hour Adventure Race.
- Continental Country Club Open to the public. Narrow ponderosa pine -lined fairways, open meadows, lush fairways, and fast greens set against the backdrop of Mount Elden combine to make Continental Country Club a great golfing experience. Groups are welcome. Complete pro shop. Driving range. PGA professionals available for lessons.
Elephant Rocks Golf Course. In the shadow of Bill Williams Mountain, Elephant Rocks at Williams is the perfect escape from the summer heat of the Valley. Nestled at 7000 feet above sea level, the course meanders its way through stands of large Ponderosa pines.
- Disc Golf
- Home to four world class courses, disc golf in Flagstaff has become extremely popular. Imitating much of the traditional characteristics of golf, this fast-growing sport uses different sized and weighted discs instead of clubs and a ball. The geographic nature Flagstaff provides a unique and challenging landscape of trees, hills, rocks and even mountains, creating opportunities for both beginners and experts to enjoy the sport of disc golf. All courses are free to the public and open to players of all skill levels. Throughout the year, many tournaments and leagues are hosted in Flagstaff, including Breeze through the Treez, Flagstaff Ice Bowl and the PDGA qualifying Treebash Open. In addition to local competitions, world tournaments such as the Pro World Championships have been held in Flagstaff four times.
- Flagstaff Senior Games
- Flagstaff is host to the City's Parks & Recreation Senior Games each September, offering over 35 events for competitors 50 years or older. Athletes travel from around the nation to compete in basketball, track and field, tennis, power lifting, bowling, golf, racquetball, swimming and more. All events comply with national rules and are becoming so popular that early registration is required. Competitors also take part in a variety of regional activities that allow them to see more of the majestic northern Arizona landscape. These opportunities change each year and are open to all participants.
- Flagstaff Alpine Ski and Snowboard Team
- With four seasons, Flagstaff is the ideal Arizona location for ski and snowboard racing. The Flagstaff Ski Club hosts competitions for all ages at the Arizona Snowbowl and offers training for those who wish to improve their ski and snowboard racing skills. If you are not a downhill skier, but want to participate in winter racing, the Flagstaff Nordic Center offers cross-country and snow-shoe competitions for all skill levels.