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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

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, 3/4, 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.

Please be at the Pfiffner Park bandshell 1/2 hour before transportation starts for your event.

Comfort stops are open based on official start times and are available approximately every 3 miles. If you start earlier than the scheduled time for your specific event, there is no guarantee of food/beverages at the stops and transportation is your responsibility.

No strollers or pets for any marathon event.

Finish line picnic/entertainment at Pfiffner Park Bandshell: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Event check-in will take place at the Pfiffner Park building, 501 Franklin Street, along Stevens Point's downtown riverfront.

All registered attendees are required to check-in before walking. At check-in participants will be given a sports sack, t-shirt, course map, event information and participant number/wristband.

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Upcoming Events
January 09, 2015
Community Parks Hockey Classic Friday 1/9/15

Friday: 5pm - Mosinee and Waupaca 7:15pm SPASH and Appleton United Saturday: 5pm - Appleton United - TBD 7:15 - SPASH - TBD Awards after championship game
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January 17, 2015
Wrestling Duals Meet Saturday 1/17/15

Wrestling Duals Meet
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January 24, 2015
Soccer Jam Workshop Saturday 1/24/15

Challenge #1 All soccer players have one good foot and one weaker foot. Challenge #2 To be outstanding, each week soccer players need over 3,000 touches on the ball (in a soccer game they get about 250 touches). Answer: In less than one hour a week, Soccer Jam delivers 2,500 touches on the ball and helps perfect both feet! Soccer Jam helps soccer players to perfect their footwork by dancing with the ball. Comprised of five workouts with the ball, Soccer Jam is a 50-minute, footwork exercise choreographed to energetic music. Soccer players will... ~ Perfect 40 essential moves ~ Develop coordination in both feet ~ Get 2,500 touches on the ball ~ Get the competitive advantage ~ Have fun perfecting both feet ~ Improve endurance, balance, timing, and strength ~ Quickly move the ball at every angle with every angle of his or her feet. Soccer Jam's introductory workshop is led by founder and choreographer, Kelly Knauss, is $10, and has limited space. Each introductory workshop (identical format) is open to 12 athletes ages 12 and up who have played soccer for at least a couple of years. The workshop is offered on a first come, first served basis, and is available on three different dates: Saturday 1/24/2015, 1-3pm indoor workshop at the Stevens Point, Wisconsin YMCA. To register call the Y at 715.342.2980 Saturday 2/14/2015, 10am-12pm indoor workshop at Fire Fitness Camp in Plover, WI. To register please visit www.soccerjam.org Saturday 3/07/2015 is a tentative, overflow workshop in the Stevens Point, WI area. If this workshop date is convenient for you, or, if the two workshop dates above are full and you would like to secure a place for this date then, email us at SoccerJamSkillsProgram@yahoo.com . We'll give you information about this date. Imagine your soccer player's footwork remarkably better this Spring or Summer.
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February 01, 2015
Youth Free Throw Contest sponsored by Knights of Columbus Sunday 2/1/15

Knights of Columbus Councils 1170 (Stevens Point) and 13880 (Plover) will sponsor a no cost Basketball Free Throw Shooting competition for local youths on February 1st at St. Bronislava in Plover with registration starting at 10:30 am and the competition at 11 am. The competition is open to all boys and girls ages 10-14 (as of January 1st). It is free to all eligible youths. Prizes will be awarded for Boys and Girls for each age group. Winners will be eligible to advance to the District competition. The event will take place at St. Bronislava, in Plover on Sunday, February 1st at 11 am. Register on-site registration is available starting at 10:30 am. A parent or guardian must accompany participants to register. More information is available on www.kccouncil1170.org.
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February 05, 2015
WVC Boys Swim Meet Thursday 2/5/15

WVC Boys Swim Meet
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February 07, 2015
Play4Kay Saturday 2/7/15

The Project Embrace Fund at Saint Michael?s Foundation supports oncology patients being served at Ministry Saint Michael?s Hospital by offering each patient a warm, fleece blanket as a means of comfort during their cancer treatment journey.
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February 14, 2015
D2 Boys Swim Meet Saturday 2/14/15

D2 Boys Swim Meet
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February 14, 2015
Soccer Jam Workshop Saturday 2/14/15

Soccer Jam?s introductory workshop is led by founder and choreographer, Kelly Knauss, is $10, and has limited space. Each workshop will progressively introduce new workouts and is open to 12 participants ages 12 and up who have played soccer for at least a couple of years. The workshops are offered on a first come, first served basis and registration forms and details are found on our website, www.soccerjam.org.
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February 28, 2015
Gymnastics Sectionals Saturday 2/28/15

High School Gymnastics Sectionals
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February 28, 2015
Paper Cities Kennel Club Show and Go/Correction Match Saturday 2/28/15

Dog Obedience and Rally and Conformation, public welcome to view. Food will NOT be available
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March 06, 2015
Central Wisconsin Viszla Club AKC Agility Trial Friday 3/6/15

Dog Agility Trials
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March 07, 2015
Point Bock Run Saturday 3/7/15

A scenic out-and-back, flat and fast, 5-mile run that runs along and crosses the scenic Wisconsin River twice and starts and finishes at the Stevens Point Brewery. Electronically timed (chips in bib), Age groups, Big Bock and Dopplebock divisions. Registration includes long-sleeved shirt, complimentary snacks and Point Brewery products at the post-race party and awards ceremony. Capped at 2,000 runners.
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March 07, 2015
Girls Basketball Sectional Semi-Finals Saturday 3/7/15

Girls Basketball Sectional Semi-Finals
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March 12, 2015
D2 Boys Basketball Sectional Semi-Finals Thursday 3/12/15

D2 Boys Basketball Sectional Semi-Finals
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March 14, 2015
Soccer Jam Session Saturday 3/14/15

Soccer Jam?s introductory workshop is led by founder and choreographer, Kelly Knauss, is $10, and has limited space. Each workshop will progressively introduce new workouts and is open to 11 participants ages 11 and up who have played soccer for at least a couple of years. To register, download the registration forms from our website, www.soccerjam.org and mail them in to the address on the form. Or bring them to the workshop day of. Please email or call to let us know that you're coming so we can make sure there is a spot for you.
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March 15, 2015
Clancy's Shamrock Shuffle Sunday 3/15/15

Fundraiser to benefit Alzheimer's. Music, Food and awards.
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March 20, 2015
WRKC Agility Trial Friday 3/20/15

Dog Agility Trials
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March 28, 2015
Great Northwest 8th Girls Basketball Tournament Saturday 3/28/15

8th Grade Girls Division 1, 2 and 4/5 in Stevens Point
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April 11, 2015
Great Northwest Basketball League 8th Grade Boys Basketball State Invite Saturday 4/11/15

8th grade boys basketball state invite. Tournament takes place in the UWSP Quandt/Berg/MAC, Pacelli Gym and SPASH Fieldhouse.
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April 24, 2015
Timber Ridge AKC Agility Trial Friday 4/24/15

Dog Agility Trials
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