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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 2020 has been canceled.

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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
Michelle.nelson@ascension.org

Find more online.

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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
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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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 15, 2020
Hustle S'more for Lions Camp 2020

Our annual race event is for runners and walkers of all skill levels. Proceeds raised at this event will help support the Summer Camp Program which provides a free camping experience to Wisconsin youth and adults who are blind or visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing, youth with intellectual disabilities or autism and youth with Type I or II Diabetes.

Note: Due to current public health concerns, this year's event will be run differently than in the past and only the 5K event will be held this year.

Visit the Wisconsin Lions Camp website to find out more information about the event and camps.

Photo by Rafaela Biazi on Unsplash

 

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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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September 12, 2020
Rivers Edge Fitness Competition/Yard Games Weekend

Help us raise funds for the Portage County Boys and Girls Club competing in a super fun obstacle course based competition!!  Yard games all day!

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September 12, 2020
Walk for Hope

This year marks the 14th anniversary for the Walk for Hope in our community. Due to the COVID public health emergency our event will be taking place virtually in your own neighborhoods/communities. The COVID Pandemic has presented more challenges and stress to those struggling with mental health issues. Now, more than ever, we need to support our community to reduce the stigma. 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 and mask if registration received prior to August 21st. Registrations received after August 21st are not guaranteed a shirt.

For more information contact Michelle Nelson: 715-346-5645  or Michelle.nelson@ascension.org

To learn more details visit the event website.



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September 19, 2020
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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