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Motivating Central Wisconsin to live healthier, more active lives by producing and promoting challenging aerobic activities and recreational resources that encourage active lifestyles.

What is your favorite way to be active? Get out and get moving in Portage County, Wisconsin. Explore the wonderful ways to stay moving and healthy on foot or bike in the Central Wisconsin region. Register and train for an upcoming event with family and friends, or just explore the trails and routes for fun.

Being active helps reduce the risks of heart disease, diabetes, stress-related issues and other health problems stemming from being sedentary. Find fun ways to reduce your risk, and participate in local health and fitness events, like Walk Wisconsin.

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Upcoming Events
August 13, 2016
Kids Casting Contest Saturday 8/13/16

Open to kids ages 6-12 years, free pizza and soda for casters. Every caster gets a Chili's kids meal, a chance to win a Kindle-fire and a chance to win a Trek 820 bike.
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August 19, 2016
2016 Point Kids' Duathlon presented by Cellcom Friday 8/19/16

The Kids? Duathlon will take place Friday, August 19th. With a start time of 6:00 PM, you will participate in a chip-timed event consisting of a ? mile run, 1.5 mile bike ride, and ? mile run for 7-9 year olds. The 10-12 year olds will run a ? mile, bike 3 miles, and run another ? mile. On top of participants receiving an event t-shirt, the top 3 finishers for each age and gender division will receive awards. Registration forms will be available online or at the Y after April 1st. Race fees will be listed on the registration form. You will save $5 if you register by August 10th! Additionally, course maps and rules will be offered on our website by May 1st. The YMCA website and Facebook page also have a map to assist you in finding parking lot Q on the UWSP campus. If you have any further questions feel free to contact the Race Director, Emily Starke. You can reach her by e-mail at estarke@spymca.org.
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August 19, 2016
Paddle Quest Friday 8/19/16

The is the world's largest paddling-based eco adventure fantasy contest held annually on the Wisconsin River flowage in Stevens Point.
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August 20, 2016
2016 Point Duathlon presented by Cellcom Saturday 8/20/16

The full duathlon will take place on August 20th. The race day packet pick-up/registration will be from 6:30-8:00 AM followed by a mandatory pre-race meeting at 8:15 AM. The event will start at 8:30 AM. If you wish to pick-up/register in advance, you may do so from 4:00-6:00 PM in parking lot Q on the UWSP campus on Friday, the 19th. This will be a chip-timed event consisting of a 2 mile run, 16.5 mile bike ride, and a final 2 mile run. There will be 2 run courses to choose from, one being on paved streets and sidewalks through the UWSP campus, and the other through the shaded trails of the Schmeekle Reserve on the Green Circle Trail. The top 3 finishers and relay teams in each age and gender division will receive awards. Registration forms will be available online or at the Y after April 1st. Race fees will be listed on the registration form. You will save $5 if you register by August 10th! Additionally, course maps and rules will be offered on our website by May 1st. The YMCA website and Facebook page also have a map to assist you in finding parking lot Q on the UWSP campus. If you have any further questions feel free to contact the Race Director, Emily Starke. You can reach her by e-mail at estarke@spymca.org.
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August 20, 2016
Hustle S'more for Lions Camp Saturday 8/20/16

Join us for our annual 5K run/walk or 10K run are on the beautiful nature trails of the Wisconsin Lions Camp. The 15 mile bike ride starts and ends at Camp. All proceeds support our Summer Camp Program which provides a free camp experience for Wisconsin youth and adults with disabilities.
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August 20, 2016
Upper Midwest Power Boat AssociationProfessional drag boat race Saturday 8/20/16

Racing starts at 11am and will wrap up before 6pm. Other festivities include Town of Dewey concessions, 50-50 raffle, Town of Dewey Fire Equipment display, kids games, rides on vintage fire truck, following the racing band will start at 6pm.
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August 24, 2016
Poky Pizza Pedal Wednesday 8/24/16

Bike Fun with Poky Pedaling Stevens Point. Slow 4 mile loop urban bicycle ride returning to a downtown pizza place. Socialize with other Poky Pedalers over food and beverages. Visit PokyPedalingStevensPoint.org for more details.
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August 27, 2016
Eve of Devastation Saturday 8/27/16

Specialty acts and events TBA please visit www.gssraces.com or our Facebook page for more details.
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August 27, 2016
Guns and hoses Charity Softball Game Saturday 8/27/16

The 3rd annual Guns and Hoses Charity Softball event will be held in Bukolt Park on Saturday, August 27. Gates open at 9:00 am. Opening ceremonies at 10:30 am. Game at 11:00 am. FREE Admission. Food available. 100% of proceeds will benefit local Veterans. After last year's upset, the Guns team is out for redemption and has assembled a new team of local Law Enforcers including Stevens Point Police, Plover Police, and Portage County Sheriffs Deputies. Police and Fire vehicles will be on display
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August 28, 2016
Pokiest Pedaler in Stevens Point ? challenge & tournament Sunday 8/28/16

Bike Fun with Poky Pedaling Stevens Point. Part of Point Area Bicycle Service?s 3rd annual Bicycle Adventure Extravaganza. Slow race challenge will qualify Adventurers for the end-of-day tournament to crown the Pokiest Pedaler in Stevens Point. Visit PokyPedalingStevensPoint.org for more details. Visit PointAreaBicycleService.com for Bicycle Adventure Extravaganza meeting time/location and other BAE info.
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September 03, 2016
Justice Works just Run Saturday 9/3/16

Just Run half-marathon and 5K run and 10K and 5K power walk.
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September 05, 2016
TUNDRA Super Late Model Event Monday 9/5/16

Tundra Super Late Model Event - details TBA
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September 10, 2016
Walk for Hope Saturday 9/10/16

Mark your calendars for the 2016 Walk for Hope!Join your friends and neighbors by walking to provide HOPE towards preventing suicide and creating AWARENESS of mental health throughout Portage County. As the event nears, please go to our website for specific details and registration information.
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September 10, 2016
Lions Centennial Ride for Wisconsin Lions Camp Saturday 9/10/16

Cyclists from all over Wisconsin will roar into the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt for a giant celebration/party to benefit the Wisconsin Lions Camp. Food . Fun . Music & more! Help the Lions celebrate our 100th Anniversary by riding & raising money for the Wisconsin Lions Camp...a FREE CAMP for Wisconsin children who are blind, hard of hearing, intellectually disabled or have diabetes
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September 10, 2016
Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Saturday 9/10/16

Gus Macker 3 on 3 basketball Tournament. Stevens Point is a city that has a great following for the sport of basketball. From its nationally known High School boys basketball team, to its multiple national championship winning men?s and woman?s basketball program from UW-Stevens Point. Stevens Point is in need for more gym space for this ever growing city. All Gus Macker proceeds will be going towards a new state of the art multi indoor recreational facility. Please come visit small town basketball USA and be a part of a great community event!
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September 10, 2016
5K Spud Run/Walk Saturday 9/10/16

Once again the highlight of this year?s Spud Bowl is the fourth annual Spud Run - a pre-game 5K run/walk starting and finishing in the stadium with a tailgate celebration. Race registrants will receive a T-shirt, choice of a baked potato or French fries at the finish line, Point Root Beer, and a ticket to the football game with all proceeds going to fund Spud Bowl scholarships.
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September 10, 2016
Vista Royalle 5K/Walk Color Course Saturday 9/10/16

This event is for all fitness levels. All proceeds go to the H James Kollock Memorial Fund to help support organizations that focus on Alzheimer's care and support.
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September 10, 2016
Color Me United Saturday 9/10/16

It?s less about running two miles and more about having fun! Color Me United is a two-mile, untimed event in which participants, are doused from head to toe in different colors throughout the course. With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow: 1) Wear white at the starting line! 2) Finish plastered in color! Our course will utilize the driveways and sidewalks of the Sentry Insurance campus and will include SIX color dousing stations! Bring your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, EVERYONE for an unforgettable event! Want to participate in the colorful fun without completing the two-mile course? You can make a small donation to volunteer as a Color Thrower! Make it even more fun by creating a team of color throwers and making your color station uniquely entertaining for participants as they pass through! Not able to attend on September 10th? Register anyway and we will mail you a personal color packet and t-shirt right to your home! Registration Cut Off Participants are welcome to register until 9:30am on the day of the event. However, a t-shirt and color packet cannot be guaranteed for any registrations received after 8/30/16.
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September 11, 2016
Kid's Climbing Club Sunday 9/11/16

The UWSP Climbing Wall is excited to once again host a youth climbing program this spring for students in grades K-8. The goal of the Kid?s Climbing Club is to introduce kids to climbing by teaching them climbing basics and techniques while giving them a lot of opportunity to spend time on the wall with their peers. The club is excellent for beginners as well as those more experienced. The club will be taught and supervised by UWSP Climbing Wall Staff.
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September 16, 2016
Plover Whiting Youth Athletics Girls Fall Softball Tournament Friday 9/16/16

Great youth softball action and teams travel from around the state to compete.
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