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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
May 01, 2021
May Day 10K Run/Walk

Come out and celebrate spring with a fun run/walk and food/beer festival!

D1 Training and D1 Brewing are teaming up with the Stevens Point Area Run Club (SPARC) to bring you a new kind of annual experience! Come run or walk a fun and scenic 10K with your family, friends, and community for a good cause! All profits will go to the Family Crisis Center in Stevens Point.

We will have food trucks, drinks, and bands for HOURS to celebrate and enjoy the amazing day that is MAY DAY!

Registration opens March 8 at noon with capped registration limits! Register here.

Photo by Fitsum Admasu on Unsplash

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May 15, 2021
Hammer Down 5K

Hammer Down 5K Run, Walk, and Car to the Bar Hustle (approximately .1K) begins at Backcountry Brewery and goes around Lake Pacawa and back or just from your car to the bar to show your support for the runners and walkers. Everyone Pre Registered by April 24th receives a FREE Long Sleeve Dry Fit Shirt, Token for a Free Beer, and a Swag Bag with goodies. Awards, Music, Food Vendors, Cold Brews and Door Prizes all following the event. Race day registration is $5 more and shirts only while supplies last so register TODAY.

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May 29, 2021
Virtual Walk Wisconsin 2021

Join us for a Virtual Walk Wisconsin in 2021!

Pick your distance, start training, then hit your favorite trail between May 29 to June 5 for Walk Wisconsin! Near or far, you can enjoy this annual event from wherever you are.

To participate, start training for your distance, quarter marathon, half marathon, or a full marathon. Then, register before April 30, to participate in the virtual event. Participants will have the option to select a t-shirt and finisher medallion (for a fee), to be picked up or shipped to you. Pick-up will be available May 24-29, 2021 at 1105 Main Street, Ste A., Stevens Point.

Registered walkers are encouraged to add their completed mileage to be added to the Virtual Walk Wisconsin Tracker (coming soon!). Participants will receive an email (with instructions) for how to add their miles. Complete the distance in one day, or a bit every day during the week of the virtual event - it's up to you!

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August 14, 2021

Paddlequest 2021 will return in 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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October 02, 2021
Wonderful Water Half Marathon & 5k

Come and join us to be a part of this premier event in 2021! Register for the Half Marathon or the 5K and enjoy the courses through beautiful Stevens Point! This is a run/walk and festival open to all!

Bring your friends and family to cheer you on from viewing spots on the course or at the start and finish line!
There will be food trucks, drinks, and music for everyone right next to the Wisconsin River at Pfiffner Park to enjoy whether they decide to run or not! Proceeds will be going to benefit a local charity. Will be announced at registration.
Registration opens April 5, at noon!

Spots are limited to 500 runners total, so MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
If you have any questions about this event, please email WonderfulWaterRun@gmail.com
*These race routes are not pet or stroller-friendly. We apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience.
Photo by @patricia_takes_photos on Instagram
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