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.
Rec the Night Accordion Closed
Kick off Welcome Week in style with Campus Recreation’s annual REC the Night event!
Explore the Recreation Center (HLC, Building 25) and Campus Recreation’s programs through the following fun activities:
– Trendy Traverse on the Climbing Wall
– Life-Sized Glow in the Dark PAC-MAN
and much more!
This event is FREE for NAU students (don’t forget your ID). Please note that the weight room and indoor track will be closed for this event.
Cardboard Boat Regatta Accordion Closed
Wrap up Welcome Week with the 2nd Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta!
Grab some friends to create and race a boat made only out of cardboard and duct tape!
The event starts in the MAC Gym in the Recreation Center (HLC) where teams will be given 1 hour to build their boat. Around 8:00p, participants and boats will make their way across the street to Wall Aquatic Center and race to win awards such as:
– Best Dressed
– Titanic Award
– Regatta Winners
FREE with Student ID, no pre-registration required!
Family Weekend 5k Fun Run, 2 mile Walk Accordion Closed
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 6, 2018! The run and walk are free, all participants must register on site. First 250 registrants will receive a race t-shirt! The run and walk will start at 8am inside Lumberjack Stadium (next to the Health and Learning Center, building #25). Plan to arrive early to register, grab a healthy pre-race snack and stretch. For those interested in the route, check out the Blue & Gold 5k.
This is not a timed race, but prizes will be awarded to top finishers.
Check back soon for more information!
NIRSA Recreational Sports & Fitness Day Accordion Closed
Annually, Campus Recreation will celebrate NIRSA’s National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day on February 22. This day was established to focus on the positive benefits of recreational sports, fitness activities, and wellness programs to Americans of all ages. It also represents the founding day of the NIRSA.
On February 22, 1950, Dr. William Wasson organized twenty African-American men and women intramural directors from eleven Historically Black Colleges to attend the first Intramural Conference at Dillard University in New Orleans. The National Intramural Association (NIA) was formed. Dr. Wasson served as the first President of the association and is considered the founder of the NIRSA. The NIA eventually became the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) in 1975.
Today, there are more than 4,000 members on more than 700 campus and universities, as well as on U.S. military installations, in public park and recreation departments, correctional facilities, not-for-profit organizations, and private enterprise. The NIRSA is a non-profit membership organization that leads in many recreational sports areas: training and professional development, intramural sports, fitness programming, sports clubs, recreation facilities, outdoor recreation, wellness programs, informal recreation, and aquatic programs.
NAU is an institutional member of the NIRSA and as such we’d like to include you in the festivities! If you are a current student, faculty/staff member, affiliate or alumni of the university we encourage you and your friends to come through the facility and experience the positive benefits of being physically active yourself!
Follow the tradition and events nationwide using the hashtag #RecDay.