Monday, August 03, 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 the Asaayi Mountain Run, followed by the Code Talkers 29K (November this year, then August 2016), Monument Valley Marathon (December), Little Colorado River Gorge (February), Shiprock (May), 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.  Registration for Asaayi Mountain Run, Code Talker 29K and the MV Marathon & Half will be here by early August.
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. 
The "all-new" Chuska Mountain Bike Challenge is set for October 16-18.
Saturday's group ride, kids ride, some great food 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 -
Registration will be open in early August.

Click Here:   2015 Shiprock Marathon Flyer          

Click Here:  2015 Running  the Rez Calendar




Events in 2015-16
  • Activities @ Tribal Fairs: Throughout late summer-fall
  • NACAP weekend @ Grand Canyon: September 4-7 
  • Assayi Mountain Run: Sunday, September 13
  • Chuska Challenge: October 16-18
  • Code Talker 29K - Saturday, November 14
  • Little Colorado River backpacking trek: Thanksgiving Weekend
  • Carrizo Mountain Trail Project: Throughout the fall-early winter
  • 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.