Blue & Gold 5K
Get ready for increased heart rates and some of the best views in northern Arizona along this popular Family Weekend 5K loop. The Blue & Gold 5K route traverses some of the grandest hills on campus. The first part of the trail encircles Lumberjack Stadium, home of the three-time women’s soccer Big Sky champions. The route heads south on San Francisco Street, past the city’s tallest building—Sechrist Hall—and around the second-largest wooden dome in America, the Walkup Skydome. Head west on Pine Knoll Drive toward the South Campus Recreation Complex. As you turn right and head to McConnell Drive, take a moment to breathe while enjoying views of the San Francisco Peaks. You’ll head back toward the trailhead by way of the South Campus Pedway, eventually landing at University Drive. Complete the route by reconnecting with San Francisco and heading back to the Health and Learning Center.
Best Bites Nearby:
Green Scene Café
Health and Learning Center
Take the stairs up to the Green Scene Café to enjoy a Greek Salad or Classic Turkey Avocado Sandwich on 9-Grain Bread. If you’re in a hurry, grab a smoothie from Essential Blends! We suggest either the Fit-N-Fruity Smoothie or the 5.10 Blend, and add a spinach boost!