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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!

Featured Event
Oct
11

Moon Walk Wisconsin is just around the corner!

Save the date to join us on October 11, along the moon-lit Tomorrow River State Trail. The Tomorrow River State Trail begins in Plover, Wisconsin (behind the Copps Market on Highway B) and extends through eastern Portage County. The moon reflects off of the limestone trail, providing a partially lit path. Carved pumpkins light the mile markers. Like the summer Walk Wisconsin event, snacks, beverages, portable toilets and rest stops are available along the course.

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August 16, 2014
Shifting Gears, LLC: Community Bicycle Shop Open House Saturday 8/16/14

The folks behind the spokes at Shifting Gears, LLC invite all alleycats, slowspokes, passionate peddlers, tykes on trikes, and community members to our shop Open House! Come celebrate our growth at this family friendly event which will orient you to our unique shop, expanding services, and non-profit mission! We will be providing FREE food, GREAT deals on all bicycles, raffle PRIZE drawings, FUN activities for children, and more! A great opportunity to connect with other riders and support the local justice programs! Shifting Gears welcomes all types of riders. We believe that a bicycle is a vehicle for reliable transportation, personal growth, and we envision providing an all-inclusive gathering place for cycle enthusiasts and artists, as well as a safe place for ex-offenders and other disadvantaged persons to develop work and social skills!
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August 17, 2014
Ride Waupaca Sunday 8/17/14

Ride Waupaca is a charity bike ride created to help fund scholarships for Waupaca High School Seniors with distances of 12, 20, 30, 50, 70-100 miles. The ride begins @ Waupaca HIgh School. Rest stops & SAG supported. All participants will receive a Ride Waupaca T-shirt
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August 17, 2014
Ride Waupaca Sunday 8/17/14

Ride Waupaca is a charity bike ride created to help fund scholarships for Waupaca High School Seniors with distances of 12, 20, 30, 50, 70-100 miles. The ride begins @ Waupaca HIgh School. Rest stops & SAG supported. All participants will receive a Ride Waupaca T-shirt
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August 19, 2014
Poky Pedaling Potluck Picnic Tuesday 8/19/14

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), or bring cash for the food store stop. Visit PokyPedalingStevensPoint.org for more details.
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August 22, 2014
Run, Bike, Unite Kids' Duathlon Friday 8/22/14

Two classes: 7-9 year olds: 1/4 mile run, 2 mile bike, 1/4 run 10-12 year olds: 1/2 mile run, 4 mile bike, 1/2 run Event complements the Full Duathlon taking place Aug. 23
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August 23, 2014
2014 Run, Bike, Unite Duathlon Saturday 8/23/14

Kick off the United Way of Portage County Campaign with an exciting fitness event featuring a 2-mile run, 14-mile bike ride and a final 2-mile run. Tackle the challenge by yourself or form a relay team with friends, family, or coworkers. This event is for all abilities and all age groups. Register today on Active.com
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August 23, 2014
Bike/Ped Plan Vision Ride Saturday 8/23/14

Bike Fun with Poky Pedaling Stevens Point. Learn how the Portage County Bike/Ped Plan will improve our transportation options. Slow 11 mile loop bicycle ride on calm streets and multi-use paths. Visit PokyPedalingStevensPoint.org for more details.
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August 23, 2014
Shred Fest 4 Saturday 8/23/14

Support your local skate park! Join us for the Shred Fest 4 at the Stevens Point Skate Park. Prizes, raffles, as well as food and refreshments will be available.
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August 26, 2014
Free Yoga Intro Night Tuesday 8/26/14

Free Yoga Intro Night
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August 30, 2014
Justrun Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk Saturday 8/30/14

Justiceworks charitable fitness event generates funds to support restorative justice programs and initiatives which create right relationships within communities. The run covers the most beautiful course in Central Wisconsin including historic Downtown Stevens Point, The UWSP campus including its Schmeekle Reserve, the Green Circle trail, and Sculpture Park, and it ends along the Wisconsin River at the grounds for the Riverfront Jazz Festival scheduled for the same evening.
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September 06, 2014
Mudd Bogging Saturday 9/6/14

Annual Mudd Bogging
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September 06, 2014
UWSP Spud Run/Walk Saturday 9/6/14

Spud Run/Walk - 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. Tailgaters can join the festivities by enjoying complimentary potatoes and fries after the race.
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September 06, 2014
2nd Annual Panacea Kickball Tourney Saturday 9/6/14

-First matches at 10:00 am, done by dusk, will call you with first game time and send complete rules -Rain or Shine?no refunds -Held on Bob Raczek Field, Pacelli Catholic High School -16 Team maximum; Guaranteed Two Games (not double elimination); 7 Innings or 40 minutes -Minimum of 7 and no more than 9 on the field; Teams can be co-ed or all one gender -Any age limit, under 18 needs parental consent -Take advantage of all the amenities of Panacea (no admission) Sept. 5-7th (no carry-ins please) -Trophy for first and second place -Deadline to register: Tuesday, September 2 preferred or when we get 16 teams -Cost: $10 per player includes token gift (could get corporate sponsor if you wish) Contact Tricia for forms: Tricia Cashin 1925 Manor Drive Stevens Point, WI 54481 (715)498-1496 twoya477@hotmail.com
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September 06, 2014
Youth Soccer Challenge Saturday 9/6/14

Youth Soccer Challenge Knights of Columbus Council 1170 Boys and Girls ages 9-14 as of 9/1 Saturday, September 6 9 am PCYS Soccer Complex 701 Badger Avenue Open to all children 9-14. No cost Call for registration form or Register at event 715-340-8725
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September 13, 2014
Influential Citizen Ride Saturday 9/13/14

Bike Fun with Poky Pedaling Stevens Point. Visit locations honoring historical figures who shaped Stevens Point. Slow 13 mile loop bicycle ride on calm streets and multi-use paths. Visit PokyPedalingStevensPoint.org for more details.
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September 13, 2014
Mid State Sisters of Skate Saturday 9/13/14

The Mid-State Sisters of Skate Flat Track Roller Derby. Seating is limited so feel free to bring a chair or those over 18 can sit track side in our Suicide Seating. Visit us at www.midstatesos.com for more details.
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September 13, 2014
2014 Walk for Hope Saturday 9/13/14

Annual walk for suicide prevention and mental health awareness in Portage County. Registration 8:00 A.M., Presentation of Hope Award 8:45 A.M., 5K Walk Begins 9:00 A.M, Refreshments served 10:30am https://www.facebook.com/pages/Suicide-Prevention-and-Mental-Health-Awareness-Coalition-of-Portage-County/514441328612633
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September 14, 2014
Walk MS 5K Sunday 9/14/14

The first ever Walk MS: Stevens Point will be held on Sunday, September 14th at the UW-Stevens Point campus. More than 250 walkers are expected to come out and help raise the goal of $15,000. Funds raised will support direct services for the more than 11,000 children, women and men in Wisconsin diagnosed with MS and their families, as well as MS research to find a cure for this chronic disease of the central nervous system. People can participate in Walk MS individually or as a team. Volunteers are also needed.
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September 27, 2014
UW-Stevens Point Homecoming Saturday 9/27/14

10am-Homecoming Parade-Fourth Ave. 11-2pm All Campus Picnic-DeBot Field FREE 2pm - Football game - Georke Field
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September 28, 2014
Ciclovia Wisconsin Sunday 9/28/14

Open to the public, non-competitive community bike/walk event around the city of Stevens Point. Includes walking and biking rest stops, the Green Circle, vendors, entertainment, kids' games, and more...
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