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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.

Join us for the 10th Annual Walk Wisconsin Walk Marathon, Saturday, June 7th!

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Upcoming Events
November 08, 2014
41st Annual YMCA Ski and Sports Swap Saturday 11/8/14

The Swap is a very affordable way for people to buy or sell new or pre-owned equipment - downhill and cross country skis, snowboards, boots, clothing, ice/in-line skates, sports equipment, camping gear and more. If you are interested in selling there is an equipment check-in on Friday the 7th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday the 8th from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sellers name their own price and will receive 85% percent of the sale. Obsolete ski bindings are not allowed in the sale.
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November 15, 2014
Point XC Challenge Saturday 11/15/14

Race location: Standing Rocks Park, 7695 Standing Rocks Road, Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Course description: Rolling, grassy terrain on a dedicated XC course! Awards: Awards to the top male and female finishers in the following categories: 8 and under; 9-10; 11-12; 13-14; 15-16; 17-18; 19-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65 and up. Mission: To support youth running in central Wisconsin. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of Standing Rocks Park. Entry cost: For preregistered runners- $10 for the 1 mile; $15 for the 2 mile; and $20 for the 5K. Fleece cap option: add $15. Race day registration- $15 for the 1 mile; $20 for the 2 mile; and $25 for the 5K. Fleece cap option not guaranteed for race day registration. Registration: Preregistration is open now and will close at noon on Friday, November 14. Race day registration will begin at 8:30 AM. Preregister here.
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November 15, 2014
6-Mile Kettle Walk Saturday 11/15/14

Join the Salvation Army/Stevens Point Hope Center in a non-competitive walk event. The 6-mile course will travel to 5 select kettle donation sites throughout Stevens Point and Park Ridge. The Salvation Army Hope Center in Stevens Point, Wisconsin is an emergency shelter for men, women and families. Its goal is to provide clients with the tools to resume an active and productive life. All clients meet regularly with the Case Manager who directs them to resources for overcoming their difficulties. The Hope Center offers Bible studies for spiritual growth. They also offer employment referrals, financial, legal and medical issues. The Hope Center is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call for more information. 1600 Briggs Street Stevens Point, WI 54481 (715) 341-2437
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November 27, 2014
Turkey Trot Thursday 11/27/14

8:45am kids Fun Run/Walk 9am Non Competitive 5K Run Walk. For more information call Karlyn Krautkramer at 715-345-5432 Pr-registration is not necessary but RSVP's are appreciated.
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December 06, 2014
39th Annual Frostbite Road Race Saturday 12/6/14

Presented by Community First Bank.5 mile Walk (non-competitive) 5 and 10 mile Races - Races Chip Timed. For details on walking in this event, see the website.
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December 28, 2014
JV Girls Basketball Invite Sunday 12/28/14

JV Girls Basketball Invite
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December 29, 2014
JV Boys Basketball Invite Monday 12/29/14

JV Girls Basketball Invite
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January 09, 2015
Community Parks Hockey Classic Friday 1/9/15

Friday: 5pm - Mosinee and Waupaca 7:15pm SPASH and Appleton United Saturday: 5pm - Appleton United - TBD 7:15 - SPASH - TBD Awards after championship game
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January 17, 2015
Wrestling Duals Meet Saturday 1/17/15

Wrestling Duals Meet
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January 24, 2015
Soccer Jam Workshop Saturday 1/24/15

Challenge #1 All soccer players have one good foot and one weaker foot. Challenge #2 To be outstanding, each week soccer players need over 3,000 touches on the ball (in a soccer game they get about 250 touches). Answer: In less than one hour a week, Soccer Jam delivers 2,500 touches on the ball and helps perfect both feet! Soccer Jam helps soccer players to perfect their footwork by dancing with the ball. Comprised of five workouts with the ball, Soccer Jam is a 50-minute, footwork exercise choreographed to energetic music. Soccer players will... ~ Perfect 40 essential moves ~ Develop coordination in both feet ~ Get 2,500 touches on the ball ~ Get the competitive advantage ~ Have fun perfecting both feet ~ Improve endurance, balance, timing, and strength ~ Quickly move the ball at every angle with every angle of his or her feet. Soccer Jam's introductory workshop is led by founder and choreographer, Kelly Knauss, is $10, and has limited space. Each introductory workshop (identical format) is open to 12 athletes ages 12 and up who have played soccer for at least a couple of years. The workshop is offered on a first come, first served basis, and is available on three different dates: Saturday 1/24/2015, 1-3pm indoor workshop at the Stevens Point, Wisconsin YMCA. To register call the Y at 715.342.2980 Saturday 2/14/2015, 10am-12pm indoor workshop at Fire Fitness Camp in Plover, WI. To register please visit www.soccerjam.org Saturday 3/07/2015 is a tentative, overflow workshop in the Stevens Point, WI area. If this workshop date is convenient for you, or, if the two workshop dates above are full and you would like to secure a place for this date then, email us at SoccerJamSkillsProgram@yahoo.com . We'll give you information about this date. Imagine your soccer player's footwork remarkably better this Spring or Summer.
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February 01, 2015
Youth Free Throw Contest sponsored by Knights of Columbus Sunday 2/1/15

Knights of Columbus Councils 1170 (Stevens Point) and 13880 (Plover) will sponsor a no cost Basketball Free Throw Shooting competition for local youths on February 1st at St. Bronislava in Plover with registration starting at 10:30 am and the competition at 11 am. The competition is open to all boys and girls ages 10-14 (as of January 1st). It is free to all eligible youths. Prizes will be awarded for Boys and Girls for each age group. Winners will be eligible to advance to the District competition. The event will take place at St. Bronislava, in Plover on Sunday, February 1st at 11 am. Register on-site registration is available starting at 10:30 am. A parent or guardian must accompany participants to register. More information is available on www.kccouncil1170.org.
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February 05, 2015
WVC Boys Swim Meet Thursday 2/5/15

WVC Boys Swim Meet
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February 07, 2015
Play4Kay Saturday 2/7/15

The Project Embrace Fund at Saint Michael?s Foundation supports oncology patients being served at Ministry Saint Michael?s Hospital by offering each patient a warm, fleece blanket as a means of comfort during their cancer treatment journey.
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February 14, 2015
D2 Boys Swim Meet Saturday 2/14/15

D2 Boys Swim Meet
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February 28, 2015
Gymnastics Sectionals Saturday 2/28/15

High School Gymnastics Sectionals
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March 07, 2015
Point Bock Run Saturday 3/7/15

A scenic out-and-back, flat and fast, 5-mile run that runs along and crosses the scenic Wisconsin River twice and starts and finishes at the Stevens Point Brewery. Electronically timed (chips in bib), Age groups, Big Bock and Dopplebock divisions. Registration includes long-sleeved shirt, complimentary snacks and Point Brewery products at the post-race party and awards ceremony. Capped at 2,000 runners.
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March 07, 2015
Girls Basketball Sectional Semi-Finals Saturday 3/7/15

Girls Basketball Sectional Semi-Finals
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March 12, 2015
D2 Boys Basketball Sectional Semi-Finals Thursday 3/12/15

D2 Boys Basketball Sectional Semi-Finals
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March 15, 2015
Clancy's Shamrock Shuffle Sunday 3/15/15

Fundraiser to benefit Alzheimer's. Music, Food and awards.
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March 28, 2015
Great Northwest 8th Girls Basketball Tournament Saturday 3/28/15

8th Grade Girls Division 1, 2 and 4/5 in Stevens Point
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