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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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Hard Rocks Hiking Challenge

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Moon Walk Wisconsin is just around the corner!

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Upcoming Events
August 11, 2015
Poky Pedaling Potluck Picnic Tuesday 8/11/15

Bike Fun with Poky Pedaling Stevens Point. Slow, under 5 mile bicycle ride to a mystery park location ? different each ride. Bring food or drink to share (no alcohol). Visit PokyPedalingStevensPoint.org for more details.
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August 15, 2015
Poke-Around Ride ? Plover North Saturday 8/15/15

Bike Fun with Poky Pedaling Stevens Point. A scenic, historical, and whimsical exploration of our urban landscape. Slow 12 mile loop bicycle ride on calm streets and multi-use paths. Visit PokyPedalingStevensPoint.org for more details.
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August 15, 2015
Poke-Around Ride ? Plover North Saturday 8/15/15

Bike Fun with Poky Pedaling Stevens Point. A scenic, historical, and whimsical exploration of our urban landscape. Slow 12 mile loop bicycle ride on calm streets and multi-use paths. Visit PokyPedalingStevensPoint.org for more details.
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August 15, 2015
Hustle S'more for Lions Camp Saturday 8/15/15

Wisconsin Lions Camp 5K, 10 K and Bike race, chip timed. All proceeds support Summer camp program.
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August 21, 2015
2015 Point Kids Duathlon Presented by Cellcom Friday 8/21/15

2015 Point Kids Duathlon Presented by Cellcom is on Friday evening on August 21. The duathlon is a chip-timed event that will take place at UW-Stevens Point. The event consists of a 1/4 mile run, 1.5 mile bike ride, and a 1/4 mile run, and ALL participants receive an event T-Shirt! Different age classes are determined into 7-9 and 10-12 years old. The event starts at 6:00 pm at UW-Stevens Point on Friday, August 21.
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August 21, 2015
TGIF Dessert Ride Friday 8/21/15

Bike Fun with Poky Pedaling Stevens Point. Slow, under 3 mile evening bicycle ride along the Wisconsin River to Bukolt Park and back, ending at a dessert place near the start. Visit PokyPedalingStevensPoint.org for more details.
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August 21, 2015
2015 Point Kids Duathlon presented by Cellcom Friday 8/21/15

Compete for the Cause! The Stevens Point Area YMCA will host the 2015 Point Kids' Duathlon presented by Cellcom to benefit the YMCA's chronic disease programing. This race, formerly the United Way's Run Bike Unite, consists of two courses: 7-9 year olds will complete a 1/4 mile run, 1.5 mile bike, 1/4 run, and 10-12 year olds will complete a 1/2 mile run, 3 mile bike, 1/4 mile run. Routes take kids through the beautiful UWSP campus, and all racers will be chip timed. All participants will receive an event shirts, and there will be prizes for top three finishers for each age group will receive an award. The race begins at the Allen Center on UWSP campus. It will be a great time for the whole family!
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August 21, 2015
WMC Foundation Golf Outting Friday 8/21/15

Whats included: -18 holes with cart (scramble format) -Putting area and driving range access before the event -Chance to win prizes for participating in hole contests throughout the event -Breakfast, lunch and beverages on the course -Rapid Fire Roundtable - a panel presentation from Wisconsin's leading CEOs -19th Hole beverages and hors d'oeuvres -Access to and face time with CEOs from businesses across Wisconsin
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August 22, 2015
2015 Point Duathlon Presented by Cellcom Saturday 8/22/15

2015 Point Duathlon presented by Cellcom is Saturday August 22. This is a chip-timed event that starts in Parking Lot Q at UW-Stevens Point. The duathlon consists of a 2 mile run, 16.5 mile bike ride, and a final 2 mile run to the finish line! There are two types of running terrain. The first course is on paved streets and sidewalks through the UW-Stevens Point campus. The final running course takes place in the shaded trail through Schmeekle Reserve on the Green Circle Trail. The biking course covers a flat region throughout rural scenic areas. Age divisions ranging from under 20 years to 70+ along with relay teams up to three people are eligible to participate. Registration forms will be available after April 1 online or at the Stevens Point Area YMCA. The event starts at 8:30 am with a mandatory pre-race meeting at 8:15 am. Event day pick up and registration runs from 6:30- 8:00 on August 22.
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August 22, 2015
2015 Point Duathlon presented by Cellcom Saturday 8/22/15

Compete for the Cause! The Stevens Point Area YMCA will host the Point Duathlon presented by Cellcom to benefit the YMCA's chronic disease programing. This race, formerly the United Way's Run Bike Unite, consists of a 2 mile run through UWSP campus, 16.5 mile bike on scenic country roads north of Stevens Point, followed by another 2 mile run through beautiful Schmeekle Reserve. Test your athleticism individually or as part of a relay team. The race begins at the Allen Center on UWSP campus.
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August 29, 2015
Waterfowl Hunters Party, Ducks Unlimited Saturday 8/29/15

Our local Wisconsin River Valley Flyway Ducks Unlimited Chapt. is sponsoring this event which is designed for avid waterfowl hunters. We will be featuring gun raffles, decoy raffles, outdoor raffle, as well as silent auction items. Your ticket includes meal, (brats,burgers), beverages(beer, soda), and D.U. membership.
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September 12, 2015
Big Dawg Fishing Brawl Saturday 9/12/15

Final winners shall be determined by the total weight of each competitor?s catch during the days of the tournament. The daily tournament limit for each competitor shall be five (5) fish, or another announced limit. Only largemouth and or smallmouth bass will be weighed. 14 inch minimum length on largemouth and smallmouth.
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September 12, 2015
Walk for Hope Saturday 9/12/15

Annual 5K walk for suicide prevention and mental health awareness.
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September 18, 2015
Plover Girls Summer Softball Tournament Friday 9/18/15

This is the first year for the Plover Girls Fall tournament, held the third weekend of September. 8U, 10U, and 12U divisions will host a total of 40 teams for this event.
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September 18, 2015
TGIF Dessert Ride Friday 9/18/15

Bike Fun with Poky Pedaling Stevens Point. Slow, under 3 mile evening bicycle ride along the Wisconsin River to Bukolt Park and back, ending at a dessert place near the start. Visit PokyPedalingStevensPoint.org for more details.
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September 19, 2015
UW-Stevens Point Spud Run 2015 Saturday 9/19/15

The highlight of this year?s Spud Bowl is the third annual Spud Run - a pre-game 5K run/walk starting and finishing in the stadium with a tailgate celebration. Race registrants will receive a T-shirt, choice of a baked potato or French fries at the finish line, and ticket to the football game with the proceeds going to Spud Bowl scholarships. We are offering an opportunity for children (12 and under) to run for FREE with the purchase of an adult. Tailgaters can join the festivities by enjoying complimentary potatoes and fries after the race. Race Schedule: Parking in the old Mid-State Technical College Lot 11:00-11:50 a.m. Run Packet Pick-up (includes bib number, T-shirt, game ticket and potato/French fry coupon) at the NW corner of Goerke Track 12 p.m. (Noon) Race Start Noon-2 p.m. Potato/French fry feed in the stadium 2 p.m. Kickoff: UW-Stevens Point football home opener vs. Coe College
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September 19, 2015
Stevens Point Brewery's Blubber Run Saturday 9/19/15

Entry includes: T-shirt and admittance to Pointoberfest, which also includes commemorative beer mug. Costume contest
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September 26, 2015
Maple Ride Saturday 9/26/15

Bike Fun with Poky Pedaling Stevens Point. A colorful fall day seeking out streets named ?Maple?. Slow 13 mile loop bicycle ride on calm streets and multi-use paths. Visit PokyPedalingStevensPoint.org for more details.
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September 26, 2015
Hard Rocks Hiking Challenge Saturday 9/26/15

Join Active Portage County and Walk Wisconsin for their inaugural Hard Rock Hiking Challenge. This 5.2 or 8.3 mile non-competitive hiking challenge will take place at Standing Rocks County Park just 7 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 hilly terrain.
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October 03, 2015
Portage/Waupaca County Ice Age Trail Hike-A-Thon Saturday 10/3/15

Annual Ice Age Hike-A-Thon, a great way to spend a day with family and friends
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