April through October, runs start at 6:30 and 8 AM sharp on Saturdays.  November through March, Flagstaff runs start at 9 AM, Sedona/Williams area runs meet earlier so read description below. For Sedona and Flagstaff trail run descriptions, visit David Blanchard’s web site.

 

If you run with a dog, for you, your pet's safety, and for the safety of other runners,

please use a leash, it is the law! See attorney James Griffith’s paper about the importance of doing so.

Also, remember that after many of our runs we convene at various coffee shops so bring a few bucks along!

February 12th: We will meet at the Thorpe Road bark park at 9 AM sharp and run the Flagstaff Loop Trail, about 6 miles. 

February 5th: Group run is canceled in favor of the RunSedona races where NATRA will once again staff our infamous Aid Station 5 turnaround spot. We will offer a short run after we close our aid station! 

January 29th: Meet at 9 AM sharp at Buffalo Park and we will run the McMillan Mesa loop, about 5 miles. 

January 22nd: Meet at Fort Tuhtill/Flagstaff Extreme parking lot at 7:15 AM to carpool to the Baldwin Trailhead parking lot where we will run the out and back along Buddha Beach and the Templeton Trail at the base of Cathedral Rock, about 8 miles. 

January 15th: Meet at the Schultz Pass Road "Y" and we will run up the road and do an out and back on the Fort Valley Trail system, about 7 miles. 

January 8th: Meet at Fort Tuthill/Flagstaff Extreme parking lot at 7:30 AM sharp and we will carpool to the Old Munds Wagon Road trailhead off Schnebly Hill Road to run the Hangover 8 mile loop at 8:30 AM sharp! 

January 1st, 2022: Happy New Year's Day Run! Meet at the Marshall School parking lot at 9 AM sharp! This will be a run north on the Karen Cooper section of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System with some doing this as a 5 mile total out and back while others will do a loop running up to Cheshire, returning down the FUTS along Highway 180 for about 7 miles. 

December 25th: Christmas morning run, meet at Buffalo Park at 9 AM sharp for two very merry laps with NATRA! 

December 18th: Meet at the Sandy Seep Trailhead and we will run the Arizona Trail out and back to Little Elden Springs, about 8 miles. 

December 11th: Meet at Fort Tuhtill/Flagstaff Extreme parking lot at 7:15 AM to carpool to Turkey Trail parking area where we will run about a 7 mile out and back.  

December 4th: Meet at Fort Tuthill/Flagstaff Extreme parking lot at 9 AM sharp to run the Soldiers Trail loop, about 6 miles. 

November 28th-December 6th: Join NATRA's FREE virtual "Chanukah Chustle Challenge"!

November 27th: Meet at Fort Tuthill Flagstaff Extreme parking lot at 7:15 AM sharp and we will carpool to the Fay Canyon Trailhead to run the Aeries-Cockscomb loop, about 7 miles. 

November 25th (Thanksgiving): Join NATRA at Buffalo Park at 8:30 AM in Buffalo Park for a couple of laps ahead of your feast!  

November 20th: Meet at the Sandy Seep Trailhead at 9 AM sharp to run a loop to Picture Canyon and back, about 6 miles. 

November 13th: At 7:45 AM sharp, meet at Fort Tuthill by the open parking area south of Flagstaff Extreme. Will will drive to the Bell Trailhead just west of Wet Beaver Creek. We will run to the "Crack and Back" at 8:30 AM, about 8 miles. This is an out and back run, so it is great for beginners since you can turn around at any point. 

November 6th: Meet at Buffalo Park at 7:30 AM and/or 9 AM and we will run the Lower Oldham/Rocky Ridge Loop, about 6.5 miles. 

October 30th: Meet at 8 AM at the Sandy Canyon trail head off Lake Mary Road and we will run to Fisher Point and back about 8 total miles.  

October 23rd: Meet at Schultz Tank/Weatherford Trailhead at 8 AM sharp and we will run the Waterline Road 6, 8, or whatever miles you dare choose!  

October 16th: With fall in full swing, we will meet at Aspen Corner at 6:30 AM (one more time) and/or 8 AM sharp to run to Bismarck Lake and back, about 8 miles round trip on the Arizona Trail. Of course those looking to go longer can always venture to Utah or Mexico! 

October 9th: Run will not be held in favor of the Soulstice Mountain Trail Run! 

October 3rd: WAR DOG!  This is an out and back to the top of Doyle Saddle and back so you can do all 13 miles or go shorter. Meet at 8:45 AM sharp at the Weatherford Trailhead for the short walk up to the starting tree on the Weatherford Trail.   

September 25th: Folks, important update for those planning to run with NATRA tomorrow!!!! Whether you are running in 6:30 or 8 AM group, the Outdoor Expo is at Fort Tuthill and as a result, we will divert the run to the Highland trailhead just south of Fort Tuthill on Highway 89. If you plan to run at 8, I'd suggest trying to get through Fort Tuthill by no later than 7:45 AM as the expo opens at 8 AM! We will run the Highland Trail through the archery range and onto the Soldiers Trail! https://goo.gl/maps/UojEQEuydqK5Z7i29

September 18th: Run will not be held in favor of the Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line Ultra Marathon! 

September 11th: Soulstice Mountain Trail Run final tune-up! Meet at 6:30 AM and/or 8 AM at the Sunset Trailhead.  The early crew will run the Long Course "Seven Sisters Loop" (5 miles) followed at 8 AM by the second half of the long course, aka the 6 mile short course).  So we don't clog up the Sunset trailhead, please park in the large open area before turn into the trailhead at https://goo.gl/maps/tP19YQ9ZR6wYaAuV7  

September 4th: Meet at Flagstaff Athletic Club West overflow parking at 7:15 AM sharp and we will carpool out to Dow Springs Trail head to run the Sycamore Rim Trail. While this is about an 7.5 mile loop, you can also run out and back if you don't want to do the loop. Not carpooling from Flagstaff?  Meet at https://goo.gl/maps/Euqy6DsEggun1NyM6 at 8 AM sharp. For a preview of the run, check out David Blanchard's map. 

August 28th: Run will not be held in favor of support Gaspin in the Aspen 15K and 5Ks! 

August 21st: (UPDATE MEET SPOT TO HIGHWAY 180 AND FOREST ROAD 193!!!)  Kendrick Mountain Up, Up and Away!  Run starts at the Kendrick Mountain Trailhead at 8 AM sharp! For those wishing to carpool, meet at the junction of Highway 180 and Forest Road 193 (just north of the Arizona Nordic Village) at 7:30 AM sharp!  This is a 9 mile round trip run that climbs nearly 2700 feet, but you can go as far or as short as you like since it is an out and back. 

August 14th: Run will not be held in favor of supporting 
the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff Half Marathon and 5K. 

August 7th: Run will not be held in favor of supporting the Machine Solutions 10K at Fort Tuthill 

July 31st: Meet at 6:30 AM and/or 8 AM at the Thorpe Park Picnic Ramada and we will highlight different portions of the upcoming Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff Half Marathon and 5K. 

July 24th: Meet at 6:30 AM and/or 8 AM at the Schultz Tank/Weatherford Trailhead and we will run 6 mile out and backs with the 6:30 group running the Weatherford Trail and the 8 AM group running the Kachina Trail. 

July 17th: Meet at 6:30 AM and/or 8 AM at the Sunset Trailhead. This will be our first Soulstice Mountain Trail Run warm up of the year.  The early crew will run the Long Course "Seven Sisters Loop" (5 miles) followed at 8 AM by the second half of the long course, aka the 6 mile short course).  So we don't clog up the Sunset trailhead, please park in the large open area before turn into the trailhead at https://goo.gl/maps/tP19YQ9ZR6wYaAuV7  

July 10th: Meet at Buffalo Park at 6:30 AM and again at 8 AM. If the forest reopens, we will run the Oldham/Rocky Ridge Loop, about 6.5 miles. If not, we will run Buffaloops and McMillan Mesa. 

July 3rd: While the forests are closed, we will again offer two runs. Meet at the entrance to REI parking lot at 6:30 and/or 8:00 AM.  At 6:30 we will run one of Neil's favorite 7 mile Route 66/southside loops, and at 8 AM, we will do a 6.3 mile loop created by Bruce. Join us for one or both!   

June 26th: Meet at Buffalo Park at 8 AM sharp and we will run the perimeter of McMillan Mesa, about 6 miles. 

June 19th: This will be a new route following Forest Service Roads east of Winona. We will run a round trip out and back of about 6 miles. Meet spot is Forest Road off Camp Townsend Winona Road at 8 AM sharp!


June 12th: We will run an out and back on the Arizona Trail from Old Walnut Canyon Road to Fisher Point. This is about an 8 mile out and back, so you can turn around at any point, or make a run for the border! Meet at 8 AM sharp and leave extra time to get to the Old Walnut Canyon Road/Arizona Trailhead. Best access is to take the Walnut Canyon Exit off I-40. 

June 5th: We will do an out and back on the Arizona Trail from Aspen Corner to Bismarck Lake (about 8 miles).  Folks who want to run longer can head to Utah, and those that would like to go shorter can simply turn around at any point. The run starts at 8 AM sharp from Aspen Corner, however, we recommend  carpooling, and to meet at the base of Snowbowl Road and Highway 180 at 7:40 AM.

May 29th: Meet at
Schultz Tank parking lot at 8 AM sharp and we will run the Waterline Road minimally (6 miles) to the tunnel and back. Many will likely go further as this is a great out and back for longer runs!

May 22nd: Meet at Fort Tuthill at 8 AM sharp by the
open parking area south of Flagstaff Extreme. We will run the Soldiers Trail, around 6 miles. For those that want to run farther, you can jump on the Flagstaff Loop Trail and run as far as you like! 

May 15th: Meet at Flagstaff Athletic Club West overflow parking at 7:15 AM sharp and we will carpool out to Dow Springs Trail head to run the Sycamore Rim Trail. While this is about an 7.5 mile loop, you can also run out and back if you don't want to do the loop. Not carpooling from Flagstaff?  Meet at 
https://goo.gl/maps/Euqy6DsEggun1NyM6 at 8 AM sharp. For a preview of the run, check out David Blanchard's map. 

May 8th: Meet at Sandy Canyon Trailhead off Lake Mary Road and we will run to Fisher Point and back. 6 to 8 mile options.  Meet spot - https://goo.gl/maps/8CKWYf134YcWXhgi9

May 1st: Meet at the Sandy Seep Trailhead at 8 AM and we will run the Arizona Trail north to Little Elden Springs and back, 5 to 8 miles options.  

April 24th: Meet at the Flagstaff Athletic Club West overflow parking lot at 7:00 AM and we will caravan out to the Welch Exit (151) and run to the historic Johnson Canyon Tunnel and back, about 8 miles round trip. 

April 17th: Meet at the Arizona Trail/Walnut Canyon trailhead off Old Walnut Canyon Road at 8 AM and we will run north to I-40 and back, about 8 miles. Easiest access is to drive to Walnut Canyon National Monument and make right on Old Walnut Canyon Road! 

April 10th: Meet at the Flagstaff Bark Park at 8 AM sharp to run on Observatory Mesa.