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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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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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January 14, 2021
Free Drive-Thru COVID Testing

Free Drive-Thru Testing

COVID-19 testing will be performed to ALL Wisconsin residents 5 years old and older who have been notified that they are a close contact to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 (and is 5-7 days after their contact with them) or who are experiencing ONE of the following SYMPTOMS: fever, cough, loss of taste/smell, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, body aches, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, chills, and/or muscle aches.

Access the testing off of Arlington Place, turn south on Elk Street and entrance will be clearly marked.

Pre-Register online, to speed up the process. 

 

Photo by Prasesh Shiwakoti (Lomash) on Unsplash

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January 19, 2021
Free Drive-Thru COVID Testing

Free Drive-Thru Testing

COVID-19 testing will be performed to ALL Wisconsin residents 5 years old and older who have been notified that they are a close contact to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 (and is 5-7 days after their contact with them) or who are experiencing ONE of the following SYMPTOMS: fever, cough, loss of taste/smell, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, body aches, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, chills, and/or muscle aches.

Access the testing off of Arlington Place, turn south on Elk Street and entrance will be clearly marked.

Pre-Register online, to speed up the process. 

 

Photo by Prasesh Shiwakoti (Lomash) on Unsplash

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January 25, 2021
Free Drive-Thru COVID Testing

Free Drive-Thru Testing

COVID-19 testing will be performed to ALL Wisconsin residents 5 years old and older who have been notified that they are a close contact to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 (and is 5-7 days after their contact with them) or who are experiencing ONE of the following SYMPTOMS: fever, cough, loss of taste/smell, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, body aches, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, chills, and/or muscle aches.

Access the testing off of Arlington Place, turn south on Elk Street and entrance will be clearly marked.

Pre-Register online, to speed up the process. 

 

Photo by Prasesh Shiwakoti (Lomash) on Unsplash

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March 06, 2021
Virtual Point Bock Run
Due to Covid-19 and for your safety, we are converting to a Virtual Event for 2021. Registration will once again open on January 1st at noon! Run 5 miles anywhere between March 6th through March 20th, then post your time online. No awards will be given. Be sure to register to get your official 2021 Point Bock Run T-shirt. Registration is only $20 (or $25 with T-shirt delivery). Keep the tradition going, stay active and be part of the fun! Remember to register on January 1st at noon!

The mission of the Point Bock Run is to promote and support the sport of running and healthy lifestyles in Central Wisconsin. Help us continue to contribute to local running programs and other healthy activity organizations by registering for the 2021 Virtual Point Bock Run. For more information about the year-round philanthropy of the Point Bock Run visit http://www.pointbockrun.com/mission.html.
 
Save the registration link at: http://getmeregistered.com/PointBockRun.
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August 14, 2021
PaddleQuest

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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