From Team Altius to Team Run Flagstaff with Jack Daniels and Coach Mike Smith
Team Run Flagstaff began as a community-running program affiliated with the Center For High Altitude Training, which was an Olympic Training Site. The community running group began in December 2006 under the direction of legendary Coach Jack Daniels. It was then called Team Altius, which is based on the Olympic motto, "Citius, Altius, Fortius," which translates to, "Faster, Higher, Braver," or more commonly 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 Coach Mike Smith kept it alive. In 2010, the community running group found new life as Team Run Flagstaff.
Today, Team Run Flagstaff provides a number of opportunities for runners in its quest to fulfill its mission of cultivating the Flagstaff running experience for all. Organized training, expert coaching, and educational offerings benefit runners of all levels of interest, talent and experience. Members share their love of running with group runs, cross training, track workouts, social events, and exclusive offerings.