Northland Hospice Run for Life plus FREE Training! See below

Have you been meaning to work out more? Are you confused about how to start, and how to stay consistent? Do you need maybe the extra motivation of others like yourself? Walk or Run with us!

Starting on Sunday April 1st, Northland Hospice is providing a FREE 11-week training program to help you lose a few extra pounds, get ready to run our Annual Run For Life (June 23rd), learn more about running and walking to get fit, or just to get out and get some fresh air with some great people!

This program is directed by and will be under the supervision of Mark Markussen, a very experienced runner, pet enthusiast, devoted volunteer, and all-around great guy! Training groups will meet every Sunday morning at 7:30am at pre-designated locations around Flagstaff, with sessions lasting approximately an hour. What better way to energize your Sundays!

Click on the link below to find out more about locations and information!

Hope to see you joining us out on the trails!
-Northland Hospice & Palliative Care

Please feel free to forward to anyone who you know might be interested!


  • So far, we have over 12 Northern Arizona residents signed up for the training and the Run for Life. AWESOME!

    I hope YOU join us too! What a great way to get in shape as a community. :happy:
  • This Sunday April 1st is the 1st session for the 11-week Run For Life FREE Training Program. It starts at 7:30am at Fort Tuthill, but if you need to sign a waiver, please arrive a few minutes early. My motto is "Early is on time, on time is LATE!"

    Included are directions from Mark Markussen, who will be the training program director, and the person to look for on Sunday. I hope these directions help. If you get lost, give Mark a call at (928) 607-3477. This first session will be a familiarization with Mark and another Race committee member, Marsha McCaleb, your fellow participants, and the program. Bring your waiver filled out and signed if possible (we will have extras), comfortable shoes, active clothing, and a willingness to work and have fun. With the large group we have (Which is AWESOME!), parking could be tight, so please try and carpool with people you may know are coming.

    Any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at [email protected].

    Thanks and see you on Sunday!
    -Northland Hospice Run For Life Training Program Crew
  • Northland Hospice Run For Life Training Group,

    Please remember to bring water, a watch, and if necessary, a hat and gloves. See you on either Saturday or Sunday's training session at Buffalo Park at 7:30am! Invite friends to join if they are interested!

    -Northland Hospice
  • Run For Life Training Participant,

    We had a pretty decent Easter weekend turnout, thanks to those who could attend! This Sunday, we will be at Peaks View Park, out on the east side of town. Just as a heads up, we will be doing interval training. We hope you can all attend this Sunday at 7:30am!

    Here are the directions to Peaks View Park. The park is not listed on google maps but the directions and end point are accurate. The park has a pavilion, a large parking lot and several fields for sporting events. The park is right next to the fire station. It is hard to miss once you are on Kochfield (pronounced coachfield). Thanks!

  • This week on April 22, will be at Schultz Creek Trail Head (The directions start at our Northland Hospice Office on Switzer Canyon, but you can change to wherever you are!),+Flagstaff,+AZ&daddr=35.1976,-111.64924+to:Shultz+Pass+Rd&hl=en&ll=35.222484,-111.649418&spn=0.085823,0.154324&sll=35.244217,-111.661048&sspn=0.005362,0.009645&geocode=FagRGQIduJZY-SHH8HEFNYQE9ykzVva_PY8thzG_-lkrW1tpVA;FaASGQIdKF5Y-SmNwFHnQ48thzFBHaec226xpg;FfXGGQIdhS1Y-Q&oq=Northland+Hospice&t=h&mra=ls&via=1&z=13

    Once you are on Schultz Pass Rd. The trail head is about 0.3 miles up on the right side of the road down by the creek.

    Thanks all! See you on the trail on Sunday! Should be beautiful! And as always, feel free to invite friends and family to join us!
    -Northland Hospice Training Program