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Walk Wisconsin

Event at a glance

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Join us for Walk Wisconsin in 2022, as Active Portage County hosts the event one last time!

Pick your distance, start training, register, then join us on the popular Green Circle Trail on June 4 for Walk Wisconsin 2022! This non-competitive event is specifically made for walkers of all ages and ability levels.

Due to some narrow sections of trail, and for the safety of all participants we ask that you leave pets at home and do not bring strollers on the course for any 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.

All registered participants are required to check-in before walking. More details about check-in can be found in the section labeled Check-In Times, below.

About Walk Wisconsin

Beginning in 2005, Walk Wisconsin has been the premier walking event in the Midwest held on the first Saturday in June. This non-competitive event encourages walkers of all ages and ability levels. The full, 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 includes a combination of wood chips, crushed granite, road surface and wood boardwalk.

APC's Final Walk Wisconsin Event in 2022

Since its inception in 2005, Walk Wisconsin was focused on helping create a culture of wellness in our communities. By inspiring people to use walking as their primary form of exercise and keep moving year-round, the mission expanded beyond Walk Wisconsin, including the creation of Active Portage County and several additional events including PedaLoops, Moon Walk Wisconsin and Hard Rocks Hiking Challenge.

Wellness-minded individuals and organizations from the community who supported the event throughout the years will continue the legacy Active Portage County built. Walk Wisconsin will continue to live on and support the health and wellness of our community through the established Happy Trails fund at the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.

Active Portage County could not have done this alone and extends a sincere thank you to volunteers, event participants, sponsors, and the community for their support.

Check-In Times

Event check-in will take place at the Pfiffner Building, 401 Franklin Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481

  • Check-in times for all events:
  • Friday, June 3: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 4: 6:30 am - 12:30 pm

Registered walkers should arrive at the Pfiffner Park Bandshell approximately a half hour prior to their event start time. Transportation will be provided for 1/2 and 1/4 marathon participants to the starting point.

On the Course

Rest stops will be positioned at regular intervals along the course where nutrition, fluids, and restrooms will be available for participants.

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

As a reminder, no strollers or pets are allowed on the course.

  • Rest stops provided and open at the times and mile markers noted below:
  • 3.9 Mile Mark: 7:30 am - 9:00 am
  • 7.2 Mile Mark: 8:15 am to 9:45 am
  • 10.5 Mile Mark: 9:15 am to 11:15 am
  • 13 Mile Mark: 10:15 am to 12:30 pm
  • 9.8 Miles to go mark: 11:15 am - 2:30 pm
  • 6.4 Miles to go mark: Noon - 3:45 pm
  • 3.1 Miles to go mark: Noon - 5:00 pm
  • 1.9 Miles to go mark: (water only)
  • Finish line: 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration Details

Event Cost: $30.00 (through May 13, 2022) and $40 thereafter

Wondering where the fees go?
After paying for the cost of the materials (including the shirt, medallions, registration software, refreshment and comfort stations along the course, and other organizational expenses) proceeds from Walk Wisconsin benefit the Happy Trails Fund at the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin. Any remaining funds are used to fuel new and on-going wellness orientated activities and events to promote healthy people and lifestyles.

Online registrations accepted through 3pm on May 30, 2022. Call 715-344-2556 with questions.

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Walk Wisconsin Course Information

Full Marathon (26.2 miles)

Starting with a rolling start between 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM from the Pfiffner Band shell Area (Crosby Avenue) walkers will experience eight comfort/nutrition stops along a well signed route that passes several rivers, lakes, and other interesting ecosystems.

The trail base for all routes includes a combination of wood chips, crushed granite, road surface and wood boardwalk.

1/2 Marathon (13.1 miles)

Walkers will be transported from the river for a 11:00AM - 11:30AM rolling staggered start along the northern half of the Green Circle Trail. There will be five comfort stops along a route that meanders along several rivers, lakes, and other interesting ecosystems.

The trail base for all routes includes a combination of wood chips, crushed granite, road surface and wood boardwalk.

1/4 Marathon (6.5 miles)

Walkers will be transported for a 12:30PM - 1:00PM staggered along the Green Circle Trail as it runs through the Schmeeckle Reserve on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus, through the new Stevens Point Sculpture Park and back along the Wisconsin River to Pfiffner Pioneer Park. There will be three comfort/nutrition stops along the way.

The trail base for all routes includes a combination of wood chips, crushed granite, road surface and wood boardwalk.

Walk Wisconsin Training Information

* Always consult your physician before beginning any training program.

Training for the Full-Marathon

The full marathon is an exciting and invigorating challenge. It is best to prepare according to your current physical ability. Here is a basic training plan to use as you prepare for the event. This training plan is designed for people in good physical condition or have recently started a regular walking program, looking to complete a full marathon distance walk.

Training Schedule

Training for the Half-Marathon

Looking for help in developing a successful walking plan? There are multiple ways for you to reach your goal. You can modify the posted Full-Marathon Walking Program, by walking 60-70% of the distance listed in the longer walks (8 miles or longer), and still finishing the shorter distance walks as indicated on the schedule. We have also included links to other types of training programs. Find one that you can accommodate, and enjoy the training!

Training Schedule

Training for the Quarter-Marathon

Want to complete the Quarter-Marathon Walk, and need help establishing a program? Since this is a shorter distance, some people will be able to train differently than others, and have different needs for a successful adventure. It is best to make a walking schedule that includes being active 4-5 times a week, by walking 3-4 times a week, and adding 1-2 days of some other type of athletic activity, like weight training, biking, physical movement classes, or swimming to name a few. If you are starting from scratch, your walking distance should start between 1-2 miles (approximately 30 minutes). Every week you should look to increase time by 10 minutes for at least 2 of your walks, and add a mile to at least 1 walk a week, until you reach 6 miles as your longest distance.

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