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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.

Featured Event

Walk Wisconsin 2020 has been canceled.

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Upcoming Events
September 14, 2019
Walk for Hope

Join your friends and neighbors by walking to provide HOPE towards preventing suicide and creating AWARENESS surrounding mental health.

Fee: $20 per walker registration (14 years and older) – includes one shirt if registration received prior to August 16th. Registrations received after August 16th are not guaranteed a shirt.

Event Agenda:
9:00 AM – Registration
10:00 AM – Providing Hope Award, 5K walk to follow
11:15 AM – Raffle drawing

The day of the walk we will have liability waivers for each participant or their legal representative to sign, which are required prior to walking.

For more information contact:
Michelle Nelson at 715-346-5645
Michelle.nelson@ascension.org

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June 01, 2020
UWSP Museum of Natural History Nature Discovery Challenge

Want to get outdoors this summer? Want to have something fun to do each week? Then join the UWSP Museum of Natural History’s Nature Discovery Challenge! Each week, starting June 1st, a mission involving nature will be released at 10 a.m. Complete each mission by taking a photo and/or video of your team doing the mission and uploading them to Facebook. Tag the Museum (@uwspmuseum) and earn points based on each mission. There is also a chance to earn bonus points! Up to 10,000 points are available and the team with the most points at the end wins! Are you up for the Challenge?

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June 06, 2020
CANCELLED - Walk Wisconsin

Held annually the first Saturday in June each year, Walk Wisconsin is the premier walking event in the Midwest! This is a non-competitive event, encouraging walkers of all ages and ability levels. The full, 1/2 and 1/4 marathon events utilize the scenic Green Circle Trail which passes the Wisconsin River, Plover River, several lakes, and unique ecosystems. The trail base for all routes include a combination of wood chips, crushed granite, road surface and wood boardwalk.

Registration Open January 2020


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June 19, 2020
CANCELLED - Forest Family Fun Run/Walk

Celebrate summer solstice at Boston School Forest by participating in the 2nd annual Forest Family Fun Run/Walk. This non-competitive event travels along the BSF trails which are a combination of gravel, dirt, grass, and wood chip trails. Look for registration online or on the BSF Facebook page.

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June 19, 2020
Ascension St Michael's Blood Drive

To schedule your life-saving donation, please call The Community Blood Center at 800-280-4102. You may also sign up online by visiting Save3lives.org. Use Sponsor Code OT49. Walk-in's are welcome!

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July 04, 2020
Cancelled - Stevens Point Running of the Flag

CANCELLED


NEW THIS YEAR - Professional Timing!
Stevens Point Running of the Flag is hosting its annual 5k Walk/Run Pet Friendly event on the 4th of July. All proceeds raised during this event are donated to Portage County Veterans Relief Fund. To date, we have been able to donate $19655.00 to this fund. Come dressed in your favorite Patriotic outfit and remember to carry your Flag. Spectators Welcome, there will be raffle tickets sold for baskets donated by Businesses. Check-in time starts at 7:00 A.M.  Thank you for your support.

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July 29, 2020
Humane Society of Portage County Golf Outting

18 Hole - 4 Person Scramble - Shotgun start at 10AM  |  Registration opens at 8AM
Practice tee is available for golfers to warm up prior to golf.
Includes 18 holes with cart, entry into door prizes, gift and Social Hour (appetizers only)
*SentryWorld Dress Standard
- Proper golf attire in good taste and condition while on the golf course and practice areas is required.
-Shirts with collars (golf shirts without a collar must have sleeves), slacks, shorts, skorts or capris of appropriate length – no denim, cutoffs or gym shorts.
-Golf footwear: Golf shoes with soft spikes are allowed – no metal spikes. Athletic shoes and shoes without heels are acceptable
Your spot is only guaranteed when your reservation form and payment is received (space is limited).
Checks will be returned if tournament is filled. No phone reservations accepted

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July 31, 2020
Pedal Point Rally

Friday, July 31st, 2020
(Note: To participate in Friday's Events, you MUST register for the Friday & Saturday two day rate of your choice!)

RALLY HOURS: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm

STORE HOURS: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

REGISTRATION & CHECK IN: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Hostel Shoppe.

ICE CREAM RIDE & SOCIAL: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm - start at Hostel Shoppe

The Ice Cream Ride is 10 miles. Ride on your own (no mass start) to King Cone. Maps provided. Call the Hostel Shoppe for Sag Support. Includes a $5.00 ice cream coupon.

SOCIAL HOUR & CATERED DINNER: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm - in the big tent next to the Hostel Shoppe

Saturday, August 1st, 2020
(Note: Saturday Only Rates Available)

RALLY HOURS: 8:00 am to 9:30 pm

STORE HOURS: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

REGISTRATION & CHECK IN: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Hostel Shoppe.

MORNING TOURS: Mass starts at the Hostel Shoppe.

8:00 am start for the two longer routes (Approximately 60 and 40 miles).

9:00 am start for the two middle length routes (Approximately 20 and 10 miles).

10:30 am start for the short route (4 mile Rich Johnson Family Ride).

Enjoy routes with sag wagon service on each route. Marked routes will be east of Stevens Point on lightly traveled roads. The Hostel Shoppe and the Boys & Girls Club of Portage County combine efforts to provide an excellent Saturday tour complete with marked routes, sag wagon service, rest stops and port-o-potties.

VENDOR FAIR & DEMO AREA: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Hostel Shoppe in the parking lot

Industry reps will be on hand to answer questions, and there will be a select fleet of rally demos that can be purchased on sale and a lap track for test rides.

SWAP MEET: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Hostel Shoppe.

Swap meet criteria and details to be announced!

FUN & GAMES: ??? pm at the Hostel Shoppe

Details to be announced!

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT: 5:30 to 9:30 in the Hostel Shoppe Tent

Featuring local favorites the Spicy Tie Band! The STB contains charismatic and entertaining members. This rock ‘n’ roll party band utilizes multiple lead vocals and a multitude of different instruments, including trumpet, saxophone, harmonica, multiple guitars, keyboards and various percussion instruments to gain the attention of audiences everywhere. This is one group that truly has FUN performing! Each member adds a unique aspect to the band’s appeal; this allows the band to be very entertaining to listeners of all ages. The music selection is derived from popular hits from an array of decades.

Click here to learn more about the Spicy Tie Band.

Click here to watch their music on YouTube.

Beer Garden, Soda & Food Trucks will be available! Cash Bar Only! Don’t want to ride, but your coming along with someone who is? Or, you just want to see the band and support the Boy’s & Girl’s Club? You can still get into the evening entertainment! Register Online Here

EXHIBITORS
To Be Announced!

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August 07, 2020
PaddleQuest 2020: Next Level

PQ 2020 Next Level will start and finish at Buklolt Park. After race festivities and camping will be available at Lakeside Bar, 736 Old Wausau Rd- where spectators may also congregate to witness various challenges as well. Check out Facebook for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/2200107823616716/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1578347441911768

New this year is the Scout class. Interested in questing but looking for a shorter paddle? The quest needs you! Scouts will be racing through a course and finding flags and returning to the start. The scout challenge will take about 2-4 hours.

Class A Questers are teams of three (can be individual kayaks or any combination)

Class B Questers are teams of two (can be individual kayaks or any combination)

***This event is held on the open water. Individuals that cannot swim or do not have the required skills should not participate. Participants must wear approved flotation devices at all times during the event on the water. Participants must have all neccesary gear items. PaddleQuest volunteers do not distribute alcoholic beverages. Participants 21 years or older may consume alcoholic beverages but do so at their own risk—Drink responsibly and save the party for the shore when the race is over.

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August 16, 2020
Walk For Wags

Schedule of Events & Activities
• Dogs and their owners are invited to participate in WALK FOR WAGS.
• 10:30 a.m. — Registration for walkers and their dogs
• 11:00 a.m. — 1.5-mile walk begins
• 12:30 p.m. — Pet fashion and costume contest
• Kids games
• Win great prizes and baskets with raffle tickets and games
• Beverage tasting, coffee & soda
• Face Painting
• Caricature artist
• Photo Booth
• Vendors will display pet products and services
• Music
• Walk held rain or shine
• Walk with or without a pet!
• Dogs must be on a leash and current on vaccinations
• Food and beverages available for purchase or included if registered for the walk
Salute to service dogs, military K-9's and more

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August 29, 2020
Take a Ride 2020

Cycling enthusiasts (and CAP Services enthusiasts!) mark your calendars! We are excited to announce our annual Take A Ride event will be hosted at Central Waters Brewing Company in Amherst.

You can find information on the event and sign up to receive email updates for registration details here: https://capservices.org/event/takearide2020/

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September 12, 2020
Rivers Edge Fitness Competition/Yard Games Weekend

Help us raise funds for the Portage County Boys and Girls Club competing in a super fun obstacle course based competition!!  Yard games all day!

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