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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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November 11, 2020
Free Community COVID Testing at UWSP

Appointments are required. Check availability here: doineedacovid19test.com

Free rapid-results COVID-19 tests will be available to community members at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus, beginning Nov. 11 through Dec. 18

  • Wednesdays and Fridays – UW-Stevens Point, Champions Hall (fieldhouse) Multi-Activity Center – park in Lot F West at Fourth Avenue and Isadore Street. Enter through west doors, walk past the pool, and turn left.


There is no limit on the number of times individuals can be tested.

Here is the process:

  • Schedule a free test at doineedacovid19test.com.
  • Go to the testing site selected. Each individual will receive a voucher at check-in.
  • The test is a self-administered light nasal swab under the supervision of medical professionals.
  • Results take 15 minutes.
  • Participants will receive an email when results are ready. They can retrieve results by logging into the web portal where they registered. 
  • Individuals will receive instructions on next steps, depending on test results and symptoms.
  • PCR test will be available onsite to confirm the diagnosis for those who meet certain criteria. PCR test results will be available in 3-5 days.
  • Face coverings and physical distancing are required.
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November 21, 2020
Stevens Point Community Turkey Trot

This year we are promoting active living for our community by inviting you to participate in a virtual Turkey Trot!

  • Do any distance 1 mile, 5K, 5 miles, or whatever you desire
  • Do your Turkey Trot wherever you are
    • The best thing about a virtual event is that you can participate even if you are out of town
  • Do your Turkey Trot with anyone
    • The Turkey Trot spirit has always been about enjoying outdoor physical activity with others: family, friends, little ones in strollers, four-legged pals, all ages, all abilities.
  • Share with everyone
    • Snap a picture of yourself, or with family and/or friends and tag @StevensPointTurkeyTrot on our Facebook page and use #SPTurkeyTrotMyWay.
    • What are you grateful for? Post on Facebook with the hashtag #SPTTGrateful. Search Facebook for #SPTTGrateful to see what others are grateful for.


Different route options: https://portagecountycan.org/tt-routes/

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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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