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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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Walk Wisconsin 2020 has been canceled.

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Active Portage County News
Upcoming Events
June 30, 2020
Arthritis Foundation Exercises Class Live (Online/Virtual)

The ADRC Presents Live Online Workshops.

Join a live Arthritis Foundation Certified Instructor for a 45 minute class designed to help reduce pain and stiffness, restore and maintain joint range of motion, maintain muscle strength, improve balance and coordination, decrease fatigue and increase endurance. Prevent depression, improve mood, sleep, and health status.

Call the ADRC to learn more 715-346-1401

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June 30, 2020
Free Tai Chi

Join Deborah Adams in a weekly Tai Chi class. “Movements are easy and flowing, and as she says, if you are doing something, you are doing it right.” No previous experience necessary. Free and open to the public. 60 minutes – Free

Clinically shown to:

-Reduce Stress & Boost the Immune System
-Lower Blood Pressure & Aid in the Healing of Major Illnesses
-Reduce Anxiety and Depression and Open Clarity in the Mind
-Reduce Joint Pain
-Improve Balance and Coordination and Increase Full Range of Motion
-Enhance Restorative Sleep

Ages 10 & Up

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July 01, 2020
Virtual Diabetes Support Group

Interested adults don't have to be involved with the ADRC to join the groups, which are hosted the first and third Wednesday of the month for Diabetes. To sign up or taking part with the virtual groups, call the ADRC of Portage County at (715) 346-1401.

Photo by Kate on Unsplash

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October 07, 2020
Healthy Living With Diabetes-VIRTUAL

This researched and proven workshop is designed to help adults with Type 2 diabetes learn skills and increase their confidence to manage their diabetes. People with pre-diabetes, Type 1, or caregivers are welcome to join! The workshop meets for 2½ hours once a week for seven weeks.

Please call to reserve a spot: 715-346-1401 or 1- 866-920-2525

Telephonic Workshops are available if you do not have access to reliable internet. Please contact us to arrange for this option with a certified leader. Call: 715-346-1401 or 1-866-920-2525


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October 27, 2020
UWSP School of Ed presents Man Without a Country: NBA Player Enes Kanter Fights for Justice

Enes Kanter a Swiss-born stateless NBA player of Turkish origin. He was originally selected as the third overall pick of the 2011 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz and has played for the Boston Celtics since 2019. Enes was indicted in Turkey in 2018 on charges of belonging to an armed terrorist group, which he denies. He is awaiting U.S. citizenship.

Enes will be speaking to UW-Stevens Point students, faculty/staff, and community members on diversity in professional sports while sharing his story that involves his struggles with the Turkish government because of his different ideas. Enes will answer your questions at the end of the presentation.

Pre-register here.

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November 14, 2020
HouseCall - A Virtual Celebration of Community Healthcare
On Saturday, November 14th, 2020 residents of Portage County will come together from the safety and comfort of their home to enjoy an engaging and interactive fundraising video event presented by St. Michael’s Foundation.
Although we are shifting from an in-person event to an online virtual fundraiser this year, we still need the generous support of our donors. Now more than ever, the need is great. COVID-19 has presented some real and tangible impacts in our community and on our fundraising mission.
Our compassionate response to challenging times is to never give up doing what is best for our community. For this reason we have created a new virtual event: HouseCall - A Virtual Celebration of Community Healthcare. Look for more information in the coming weeks. We hope to see you there - virtually of course! #HouseCallPOCO 
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November 26, 2020
Stevens Point Community Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving Morning

Thursday, November 26, 2020 in Pfiffner Park in Stevens Point

This community walk/run is a non-competitive 5k

The event is free-- we ask that you bring a nonperishable food item in lieu of a registration fee

All donations will go to local food pantries.

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March 06, 2021
Point Bock Run

The Point Bock Run is a 5-mile out-and-back road race

Date - Always the first Saturday in March,
Field - Limited to 2,000 runners
Age Group Records - All runners setting a new age group record receive a complimentary entry to the subsequent years run.
Age Group Winners - All age group winners are guaranteed entry into the subsequent years run.
Post-race party - Located in the large heated tent immediately adjacent to the finish line.

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August 14, 2021

Paddlequest 2021 will return on the second weekend of August, hope to see you then! -Cap'n Matt

PaddleQuest is a unique competition set in a world of fantasy held since 2002 in Stevens Point, WI. Paddle from place-to-place meeting characters, solving puzzles and completing challenges. Learn more about this unique outdoor event here.

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