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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
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Hard Rocks Hiking Challenge

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Oct
16

Moon Walk Wisconsin

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Upcoming Events
January 05, 2021
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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May 03, 2021
Monday Sport Ride

Mondays, May thru August, departs 5:30 PM from Municipal Parking lot #2 (by Chase Bank)
Moderate-fast-pace (17-19 mph) organized sport ride. No gaps, no drops.This open, moderate-paced, sport ride leaves from the City parking lot north of Chase Bank, downtown Stevens Point, 601 Main Street, at 5:30 PM each Monday. We ride local routes of 35-45 miles. After a short 3-8 mile warm up, we usually settle into cruise speeds of 17-19 mph (no wind, flat terrain), and usually average overall 16-17 mph for the ride. Our ride is continuous, except for traffic stops. This is tempo riding in which we stay together as a group, and we refrain from paces or accelerations that can drop fellow riders.

This is a social, sport ride open to any sport cyclist, seasoned or wanting to gain more experience in drafting and paceline riding. The goal is to ride together at a good pace and enjoy ourselves. In order to stay together and be somewhat organized, we ride using the principals of “Formation Cycling”, in which the ride leader sets and keeps the pace, keeps us together, and reminds us to ride at no more than two-abreast on the road. We also are courteous to others on the road, motor vehicles as well as fellow cyclists.

All riders must wear approved biking helmets, and you are asked not to use aerobars if your bike is equipped.

Because this ride may be well attended, for safety reasons, it is important for the group to remain together and ride no more than two abreast on the road.

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May 04, 2021
Tuesday Social Ride

This group leaves from parking lot in Iverson Park at the east end of Jefferson St./Hillcrest Dr. at 5:30 PM each Tuesday (5:00 in September). The ride will be canceled in the event of rain. We ride routes of 12-16 miles on local roads just outside of Stevens Point/Plover. Some portion of the route is on the Green Circle Trail so this is a great opportunity to ride your mountain or cross bike. We may stop once or twice during the ride depending on the needs of the group. We stay together during the ride and will leave no one behind. If rider(s) fall back, we lower the tempo. We socialize as we enjoy the trails and country roads.

All riders must wear approved biking helmets. Consider bringing water and a spare tube. If you don’t know how to fix a flat tire, someone will help you.

Because this ride may be well attended, for safety reasons, it is important for the group to remain together and ride no more than two abreast on the road.

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May 05, 2021
Wednesday Social Ride

This group leaves from City parking lot north of Chase Bank, 601 Main Street, in downtown Stevens Point at 5:30 PM each Wednesday. Depending on those who show up, we ride local routes of 20-35 miles. After a short 3-5-mile warm up, we usually settle into cruise speeds of 14-17 mph (no wind, flat terrain), and usually average overall 13-15 mph for the ride. We may stop once or twice during the ride depending on the needs of the group. We stay together during the ride, staying away from paces or accelerations that will leave behind fellow riders. If rider(s) fall back, we lower the tempo and someone goes back to pace the rider(s) back to the main group. We socialize as we enjoy the local country roads.

All riders must wear approved biking helmets, and you are asked not to use aerobars if your bike is equipped.

Because this ride tends to be well attended, for safety reasons, it is important for the group to remain together and ride no more than two-abreast on the road.

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June 05, 2021
Flow Yoga

This vinyasa class will guide you to build strength, balance and flexibility as you synchronize your breath with movement. Center your mind and experience vibes of renewal in a lovely spa setting. Offered at The Wellness Spa, located at 3916 Water Street, Stevens Point, WI.

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September 17, 2021
Stevens Point Hockey Golf Outing

We are excited to host our 14th annual UWSP Men’s Hockey golf outing in partnership with Spash Hockey. Join us on Friday, September 17 at the SPCC for a fun day out on the course.

Your registration includes 18 holes of golf (cart included), a tee gift, entry into some on course events, and a delicious dinner to follow.

Not a golfer but would like to attend? Join us for dinner at 6:00pm and participate in the basket raffle.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the UWSP and SPASH Men’s Hockey programs. The event allows us to continue our success on and off the ice by helping offset the increasing costs of ice time and equipment.

Schedule of Events:

• 10:30am—Registration

• 12:00pm—Shotgun Start

• 6:00pm—Dinner/Raffle

Golf and Dinner $125

Dinner $30

 

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September 18, 2021
Pointoberfest and Blubber Run 5K
Pointoberfest returns for its 9th outing. With over 20 brews on tap, dust off those lederhosen and join in on the fun!
 
Pointoberfest
There's nothing better than your favorite frosty brews in a boot glass while listening to live music! Enjoy 20+ Point brews, Whole Hog beers, Ciderboys hard ciders, and Tea Runner hard iced teas with special tappings on the hour.

• Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
• Time: 4PM – 8PM
• Location: Point Brewery Parking Lot
• Cost: $25 Advance, $30 Day Of, $10 Designated Driver
• Tickets available at: the Point Brewery Gift Shop, UWSP University Information and Tickets, Trig's Cellar 70, & online
 
Sponsored by Thorogood Shoes.
German food from Michele's Restaurant and Catering.
Live music by Stetsin & Lace.
Proceeds benefit Pints for Prostates.
Must be 21+ to participate. Ein prosit!
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Pointoberfest Blubber Run 5K
Oom-pah-pah your way over to the beer tent by participating in the 5K Fun Run. Upgrade your Pointoberfest experience as registration to the Blubber Run includes admission to Pointoberfest, a t-shirt, and a Point Beer Stop half-way through the race with polka music. Don’t forget to dress-up for the costume contest! Limited to 500 runners. Awards given out to first place male and female runners and best individual and team costumes.
Must be 21+ to participate. Bier laufen!

• Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
• Time: Packet Pick-Up at 2PM, Race Time at 3PM
• Location: Start & Finish at the Point Brewery
• Cost: $30 Advance, $40 Day Of
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September 20, 2021
Yoga on the Hill
Take your practice closer to the sky! All levels vinyasa yoga up on top of the sledding hill at Iverson Park Winter Sports Area. Classes are PWYC (pay what you can). Drop cash in the can. Set up on the grass in between the kiddie hill and main sledding hills. Consider bringing an extra blanket to place underneath your mat.
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September 25, 2021
Hard Rocks Hiking Challenge

This rocky 8k (5.2 mile), difficult 13k (8.3 mile) or 16k (10 mile) non-competitive hiking challenge will take place at Standing Rocks County Park just seven miles east of Plover/Stevens Point. Enjoy a leaf-kicking, beautiful hike during the peak of fall foliage at this 524-acre park filled with miles of winding trails and hill terrain. Well-marked routes, comfort stops along the way, and brunch at the finish line will be provided. No strollers or pets, please.

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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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October 02, 2021
34th Annual Ice Age Trail Hike-A-Thon

Enjoy Wisconsin's beautiful fall colors while strolling along the Ice Age Trail! Celebrate with us the newly re-opened section between Edminster Rd & Hwy 54!

All donations are tax-deductible. Proceeds to be used locally for trail maintenance and development. 

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October 16, 2021
Moon Walk Wisconsin

Moon Walk is a non-competitive recreational distance walk along the Tomorrow River State Trail. It takes place on the Saturday evening closest to the full moon. Walk 4, 8, or 12 miles under the night sky safely with family and friends with nutrition/nature stops along the way. Crisp air, pumpkin mile markers, and optional costumes make this a fun evening for all ages on this out and back course. The 12-mile walk begins at 6pm and the 4 and 8-mile walks begin at 7pm.

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October 22, 2021
The Friends of Standing Rocks Lite the Nite 5K Fun(d) Run

Come help the Friends of Standing Rocks Park Do More for the Rocks! Trail Run on the Pankowski Lighted Trail. Assorted Beverages, Snacks and Food will be on the Patio at the Behnke Olson Outdoor Recreation Center (BOORC). No Pre-Registration, just show up and run!  We will time non-competitive runners if you want. Walkers are welcome! Awards will go to top male and female runners. Start and Finish will be at the BOORC. This is a low key run aimed at helping the Friends of Standing Rocks Park improve the park for outdoor recreation. Donations will be accepted by the Friends Group.

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March 05, 2022
Point Bock Run

The Stevens Point Brewery is proud to announce its 19th annual “Point Bock 5 Mile Run” Saturday, March 5, 2022. The run will begin at the brewery, Saturday afternoon at 12:00 noon. The Point Bock Run will draw 2,000 runners of all ages and abilities, with proceeds donated to promote and support the sport of running and healthy lifestyles in Central Wisconsin. After the run, enjoy brews from the Stevens Point Brewery in the heated tent across the street.

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September 10, 2022
Walk for Hope 5K

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

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