Team Run Flagstaff opens the running experience to people of all ability levels and interests. Through organized training, expert coaching, and educational workshops, the group cultivates an atmosphere that allows elite runners and beginners to share the same track, pursuing individual goals with a sense of camaraderie. Social events and volunteer opportunities build an even stronger sense of community. Team Run Flagstaff began in 2006 as a community running program affiliated with the Center For High Altitude Training, which was an Olympic Training Site. Under the direction of legendary Coach Jack Daniels, it was then called Team Altius, based on the Olympic motto, “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” which translates to “Swifter, Higher, Stronger.” After the Center for High Altitude Training Center closed in 2009, member interest, love for the program, and the efforts of a core crew including founding Coach Mike Smith kept it alive. In 2010, the community running group found new life as Team Run Flagstaff. Today, members share their love of fitness, health, and sport with group runs, cross training, track workouts, social events, races, and educational offerings that cover everything from trail safety to nutrition.