Friday, August 28, 2015
Promoting community wellness, lifelong fitness and youth empowerment in communities across the Dine' Nation
Navajo Parks Race Series to kick off in September!
A new series of races on the Dine' Nation will commence in September with Code Talker 29k. This 18-mile or 6-mile race will take place in Window Rock on the Sunday (Sept 13) of Navajo Nation Fair. Registration is just $20 for the 10k and $25 for the 29k, with tees to first 100 registered runners in each, an original race poster, course support and post-race food. Registration is at the link below. The CT29k is followed by the Asaayi Mountain Run (November), Monument Valley Marathon (December), Little Colorado River Gorge (February), Shiprock (May), Asaayi (August), Code Talkers 29K (Sept), Four Corners (October) and Rainbow Bridge Trail Ultra (November).  The Series will be varied in distance and terrain, and all will have kids and commuity involvement.  The gear and posters from the Series will be awesome, plus you will have the chance to run with VP Jonathan Nez.  All the details will be here soon.     
Visit to register for our landmark event, Shiprock Marathon and Relays. 
The "all-new" Chuska Mountain Bike Challenge is set for October 9-11.
Awesome routes, great food, camping and entertainment and more -  
all in a festival atmosphere in the Chuskas between Lukachukai and Red Valley, Arizona.
Check out our facebook page for pics -
2015 Registration is now open!
Tour de Rez celebrates 25th year in 2015!
The 25th TDR concluded in Window Rock on Monday, July 20, with an entourage headed by VP Nez,
pro cyclist Scott Nydam and riders from around the Nation! 
Throughout the summer, te TDR group built trails in the Carrizos, worked on restoration projects throughout the Chuska and tried to leave a better rez in our wake as we traversed Dine' Bikeyah.
Click here to see some highlights from the past Tours. 




Events in 2015-16
  • Activities @ Tribal Fairs: Throughout late summer-fall
  • NACAP weekend @ Grand Canyon: September 4-7 
  • Code Talker 29K:  Sunday, September 13
  • Chuska Challenge: October 9-11
  • Little Colorado River backpacking trek: Thanksgiving Weekend
  • Carrizo Mountain Trail Project: Throughout the fall-early winter
  • Assayi Mountain Run: Saturday, November 14
  • Monument Valley Marathon & Half: Saturday, December 12                                                                                                                    
  • Grand Canyon Winter Backpacking Trek: MLK Weekend
  • Little Colorado River Gorge : Saturday, February 13
  • Shiprock Marathon & Relays: Friday & Saturday, May 6-7
  • Assayi Mountain Run: Sunday, September 11
  • Four Corners : October 7-10
  • Chuska Challenge: October 14-16
  • Rainbow Bridge Trail Ultra: November 19
  • Monument Valley Marathon & Half: Saturday, December 10 


For information about NavajoYES, contact: 
Tom Riggenbach, Executive Director
P.O. Box 1487   Teec Nos Pos, AZ   86514 
Phone: (928) 429-0345   E-mail:  Facebook: NavajoYES



Tour de Rez
Read about past Tour de Rez journeys around Dine' Bikeyah.
Environmental Stewardship Project of Dine' Bikeyah
Our service projects continue to grow!  We will be doing trail & service projects around the rez to promote outdoor adventure and community wellness.
Outdoor Adventures
We have over 30 days of adventure this year, highlighted by Grand Canyon backcountry trips, a Little Colorado River backpacking trip in November, and spring trips to Supai, Navajo Mountain & Rainbow Bridge.  Contact us for more info.