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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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Active Portage County News
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

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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 28, 2020
Community Yoga

Join Renee Cathryn the last Sunday of the month, June-August, in front of the Pfiffner Bandshell.

9am, no cost! BYO Mat & H2O

Classes will be accessible for all levels and last 60 mins. *Parents, there’s a park nearby you can let the kiddos play while you get your yoga on!

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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
Pedal Point Pledge Ride Challenge

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we have decided to shift gears from the originally planned event to a virtual “bike-on-your-own” challenge this year. We are challenging you to bike 50 miles up to 1,000 miles, over the course of a month, starting July 1st.

Invite your friends and family to get active this summer and make a difference in the lives of Stevens Point youth. Registration for this event is free of charge, but participants will have the opportunity to win prizes by fundraising for the Boys & Girls Club.

Those who complete their month-long challenge from July 1st - August 1st and raise at least $25 in donations or pledges will receive a t-shirt, water bottle, and will be entered to win larger prizes. Prizes from sponsoring vendors will also be given to participants who bike the most miles and the participant who raises the most in pledges or donations.


Choose between five different biking challenges that you will complete from your own home.

  • Competitive 1,000 Mile Challenge
  • Advanced 500 Mile Challenge
  • Intermediate 250 Mile Challenge
  • Sport 100 Mile Biking Challenge
  • Recreational 50 Mile Challenge

You will be making a difference in the lives of Portage County children. 100% of the proceeds will go towards feeding children daily, teaching life skills, and helping children through their daily challenges, big or small. When you are asking your friends and family to donate or pledge money for the number of miles you ride, please remember that you are helping us do whatever it takes to meet the needs of these children.

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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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July 12, 2020
Yoga on the Beach

Come join us for a truly amazing experience. Enjoy our lakeside view as you flow through different yoga poses. (Bring your own Yoga Mat.) $15 gets you the session followed by your choice of Bloody Mary or Mimosa after the event.

Photo by Chelsea Gates on Unsplash

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July 19, 2020
CANCELLED - Camp Shutout

2020 Event has been relocated to Franksville, WI (Racine Area).

As soccer coaches who have dedicated their careers to the goalkeeper position, we are excited about the opportunities and challenges that this year’s Camp Shutout brings. We understand that the goalkeeper is still the most neglected player on a team. While camp settings have made strides to remedy that problem, not all camps provide the most benefit for every player. This camp is designed to push goalkeepers to new levels and help maximize their potential.

This year marks the 32nd (overall) Annual Camp Shutout. This camp is open to goalkeepers of all levels and abilities; this is a great introduction to serious goalkeeping. The camp maintains all of the great features of past Camp Shutouts, including a low keeper/coach ratio and interaction with high-level college GKs.

We are also excited to offer the 19th year of Camp Shutout The Advanced Sessions! Our intention is to create the ultimate in goalkeeper training. Whether you are entering your first year of high school or your first year of college this camp will help you attain your potential. The Advanced Sessions will teach the fundamentals techniques at a quicker pace than Camp Shutout, thus allowing more time for advanced skills like those necessary at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. If you are a high school-aged goalkeeper and are serious about goalkeeping, Camp Shutout The Advanced Sessions is the camp for you!

Photo by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash

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July 20, 2020
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

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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
CANCELLED - Pedal Point Rally

We had been planning on merging the Midwest Recumbent Rally and the Bike for Boys & Girls Club ride into one fantastic new event – the Pedal Point Rally!  All proceeds from the ride and registration would go to support our local chapter of the Boys & Girls Club of Portage County, which provides a fun, safe and healthy place for hundreds of area kids to go after school every day, as well as during school and summer breaks.  To learn more about the Boys & Girls Club, which is a non-profit organization, you can visit their website here.

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic we do not feel comfortable asking riders to come from all over the country to join us in person this year.  Many of our customers are from higher-risk pools of contracting the disease and we are always trying to keep your safety front and foremost in our decisions.    We are currently re-imagining the event and will keep you updated as we know more.  We are looking to host a multi-week Pedal Point Pledge Ride Challenge.  There will be prizes for riders that surpass riding thresholds during the challenge such as 50, 100, 250, 500 or even 1000 miles.  There will also be raffle prizes too.  While we would love to see you all in person we are hoping you will help us continue this event around the world as we show our support for the Boys & Girls Club.  Nearly all of their fundraising efforts have had to be suspended this year due to the pandemic and they are in serious need of our support! 

Take care, stay safe, and ride on!

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August 05, 2020
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

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August 07, 2020
CANCELLED - PaddleQuest 2020: Next Level

Paddlequest 2020 has been cancelled and will return in 2021 on the second weekend of August, hope to see you then! -Cap'n Matt

Now—Where we left off...


The Crab infestation has reached record highs. It has become so bad in fact that this problem has united forces that have previously been at odds. The crabs began spreading in 2018 and in 2019 the father crab was cooked but his offspring remained and have thrived. Now the eggs from these crabs are spreading at an alarming rate and if the questers and heroes don't take action- all will be lost.


The Pirates have joined up with Medicine Man to create a new force with a laid back vibe. Find them on Bear Island, but don't get too close!


Kajun's College of Explorers is hunting down treasure hidden by the Cosmic Hoarders and of course, are looking for new students.


The Cosmic Hoarders have settled in at Lakeside Bar and are using it as their hub for trash collection. Bring trash here for the reward!


The Lewd Druids have expanded their encampment. find them and discover their secrets. Wizard Kulku and Captain Abe joined them in 2019, look for them here.


The Rangers who broke off from the college in 2019 have rallied their rag tag force around Lakeside Mike who ended up with them at end of 2019. They have been training and enlisted a DJ to aid with enrollment. For honor at the Red Bridge!


Look for many floating mystics like Nukpana, Kaegan and GOATS...


Finally, get ready for live rock N' roll with Adam Greuel and friends at Hero Isle near Bukolt park during scoring, to begin around 5:30.

***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 21, 2020
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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August 22, 2020
Mini Mu-Udder Run 2020

Join us for a family-friendly day of muddy fun! Our 2020 Mini Mu-udder Run combines water, mud, obstacles, and a whole lot of family fun!

Register through our online portal today!!

$20/person - children 4 and under FREE!

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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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