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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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Upcoming Events
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
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.

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September 19, 2020
CANCELLED - Hard Rocks Hiking Challenge

REGISTRATION NOT OPEN TILL SUMMER 2020. 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. There are two rest stops set up along the route with snack, water and potty stops.

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September 19, 2020
Walk to End Alzheimer's - Stevens Point
Join us for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease in Stevens Point.
 
Check back frequently if you are interested in the 2020 Team Wellington Walk to end Alzheimer's Disease t-shirt and raffle opportunities.
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September 26, 2020
Zombie 5k Benefitting Honor Flight

Trick or treating! Site decorating! Fall fun!

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September 26, 2020
JDRF One Walk

JDRF One Walk has one goal: to create a world without type 1 diabetes(T1D). We know you want to make a cure a reality too-and we can't wait for you to join us!

Register today at walk.jdrf.org

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October 03, 2020
CANCELLED - Moon Walk

Enjoy a moonlit walk along the Tomorrow River State trail. 12 mile starts at 6pm, 4 and 8 mile start at 7pm. Carved pumpkins mark your miles. Halloween costumes are welcome.Port-a-Potties and refreshments available along the trail. Talk a look at the night sky through a telescope, provided by UWSP  observatory(weather permits)

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October 07, 2020
Healthy Living With Diabetes-VIRTUAL

This researched and proven workshop is designed to help adults with Type 2 diabetes learn skills and increase their confidence to manage their diabetes. People with pre-diabetes, Type 1, or caregivers are welcome to join! The workshop meets for 2½ hours once a week for seven weeks.

Please call to reserve a spot: 715-346-1401 or 1- 866-920-2525

Telephonic Workshops are available if you do not have access to reliable internet. Please contact us to arrange for this option with a certified leader. Call: 715-346-1401 or 1-866-920-2525

 

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November 26, 2020
Stevens Point Community Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving Morning

Thursday, November 26, 2020 in Pfiffner Park in Stevens Point

This community walk/run is a non-competitive 5k

The event is free-- we ask that you bring a nonperishable food item in lieu of a registration fee

All donations will go to local food pantries.



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March 06, 2021
Point Bock Run

The Point Bock Run is a 5-mile out-and-back road race

Date - Always the first Saturday in March,
Field - Limited to 2,000 runners
Age Group Records - All runners setting a new age group record receive a complimentary entry to the subsequent years run.
Age Group Winners - All age group winners are guaranteed entry into the subsequent years run.
Post-race party - Located in the large heated tent immediately adjacent to the finish line.

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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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