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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
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Walk Wisconsin

Held annually the first Saturday in June each year, Walk Wisconsin is the premier walking event in the Midwest! This is a non-competitive event, encouraging walkers of all ages and ability levels. The full, 3/4, 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 include a combination of wood chips, crushed granite, road surface and wood boardwalk.

Please be at the Pfiffner Park bandshell 1/2 hour before transportation starts for your 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.

No strollers or pets for any marathon event.

Finish line picnic/entertainment at Pfiffner Park Bandshell: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Event check-in will take place at the Pfiffner Park building, 501 Franklin Street, along Stevens Point's downtown riverfront.

All registered attendees are required to check-in before walking. At check-in participants will be given a sports sack, t-shirt, course map, event information and participant number/wristband.

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Upcoming Events
December 05, 2015
40th Annual Frostbite Road Race Saturday 12/5/15

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 12, 2015
Yoga for Paws Saturday 12/12/15

The 2nd Annual Yoga 4 Paws is right around the corner. Taking place at The Wellness Spa on Saturday, December 12th from 11 a.m. to noon. Once again, the Humane Society of Portage County needs our help to continue to feed, comfort and care for the many animals they house while waiting for their forever home. Let's come together, do some yoga, have some fun and help them out! In exchange for your $25 donation you will receive 5 raffle tickets, a Yoga 4 Paws t-shirt and take part in the event yoga class! 100% OF PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF PORTAGE COUNTY! We have some great prizes to be raffled off this year including yoga class packages, Wellness Spa gift certificates, Hawaiian Tanning gift basket and Ana Marie Yoga mats (just to name a few)! Register at anamarieyoga.com/yoga-4-paws.html
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December 27, 2015
Sentry Classic Basketball Tournament Sunday 12/27/15

Area High School Basketball Tournament Sponsored by the Area Parks Improvement Committee.
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January 09, 2016
Rosholt Blizzard Busters Snowmobile Club Fisheree Saturday 1/9/16

Come to Lake Helen in Rosholt on Saturday, Jan. 9 for a large raffle and door prizes through out the day. Fish prizes are awarded for adult and child categories. Special raffle for kids 12 and under. This fisheree is a family-friendly event and people of all ages are invited to attend.
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January 10, 2016
Free Downhill Skiing at Standing Rocks Sunday 1/10/16

Down hill Skiing is open and free to the public, will run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and encourages people of all ages to enjoy a free day of downhill skiing. Beginners and experienced skiers welcome. There will be no charge for tow tickets and for those without equipment, there will be a limited amount of free equipment rentals available for use, on a first come, first served basis. A warming house, complete with fireplace, will be available. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. A Daily pass for the cross-country ski trails are $8 (adults), $5 (students, 13-21 years old) and $4 (children 9-12 years old).
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January 18, 2016
You. Only Better. Health Fair at Holiday Inn Convention Center Monday 1/18/16

Join Adventure 212 and the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center for You. Only Better. Health Fair. Featured events include: cooking demonstrations, wellness seminars, bio-metric screenings and community wellness vendors.
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January 23, 2016
Ribbon Cutting and Moonlight Snoeshoe Hike Saturday 1/23/16

The ribbon cutting will be held at 4:30 PM and is open and free to the public. After the ribbon cutting, we encourage people to either hike or snowshoe the property by moonlight. There will be a marked one-mile trail with options available for longer trail loops for those interested. Everyone is encouraged to bring a headlamp or flashlight for the snowshoe or hike. Unfortunately, snowshoes cannot be provided. ?We are excited to unveil our newest property to the public. The Steinhaugen land will be available for a variety of silent sports throughout the four seasons,? said Gary Speckmann County Park Director. The Parks Department is also looking for volunteers who are interested in developing recreational trails on the land. ?We are looking for input on fat tire bike, hiking, and cross country ski trails on the site and anyone interested should contact the Parks Department directly,? said Speckmann. The Steinhaugen land, located at 3485 Bentley Road, Custer, is a 270-acre managed forest and nature preserve in the Town of Sharon. This unique parcel, purchased by the County in October of 2015, was formerly owned by the family of the late Herman Olson. The property has a long history service to the community having been utilized by the University of Wisconsin ? Stevens Point College of Natural Resources for surveying, timber measurements, wildlife and soils identification, etc. For more information about Portage County Parks, please visit www.co.portage.wi.us/parks.
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February 04, 2016
Square Dance Lessons Thursday 2/4/16

The Happy Steppers Square Dance Club meets in the community room of the Lincoln Center every Thursday. If you would like an afternoon filled with lots of laughing, give this a try. Our teacher and caller, Glen Younger guides you in a kind and gentle way and pretty soon you are dancing.
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February 05, 2016
2nd Annual Iola Snow Bully Fat Bike Race Friday 2/5/16

Participate in the 2nd Annual Iola Snow Bully Fat Bike Race on Friday, February 5, 2016. Fat Bike Race under the "lights" on the groomed XC trails at the Iola Winter Sports Club. There are two race categories and both start at 6:30 p.m. Race day registration is 4:30 to 6 p.m. Awards at 9 p.m. Bike three miles of rolling and twisted groomed terrain that's lighted. Tire width of 3.7 inches or wider required, no mountain bikes! Be part of this fun event that will have all entry proceeds go towards helping the IWSC purchase a new Piston Bully Groomer. Contact Scott Cole for more information at sdcole82@gmail.com or 715-340-3683.
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February 05, 2016
Iola Snow Bully Fat Bike Race Friday 2/5/16

Friday ?Night? February 5th, 2016 6:30pm Race Start ? UNDER THE ?LIGHTS? Fat Bike Racing under the ?LIGHTS? on the groomed XC Ski Trails at the Iola Winter Sports Club! 2 Race Categories: 1 Hour & 2 Hour races, BOTH START at 6:30pm. Course: 3 miles of rolling & twisted groomed terrain. Fat Bikes Only! 3.7inch Tire Width Minimum. NO Mountain Bikes Day of race registration only: $25 (Cash or Check) Registration OPENS at 4:30pm.
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February 11, 2016
Square Dance Lessons Thursday 2/11/16

The Happy Steppers Square Dance Club meets in the community room of the Lincoln Center every Thursday. If you would like an afternoon filled with lots of laughing, give this a try. Our teacher and caller, Glen Younger guides you in a kind and gentle way and pretty soon you are dancing.
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February 18, 2016
Square Dance Lessons Thursday 2/18/16

The Happy Steppers Square Dance Club meets in the community room of the Lincoln Center every Thursday. If you would like an afternoon filled with lots of laughing, give this a try. Our teacher and caller, Glen Younger guides you in a kind and gentle way and pretty soon you are dancing.
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February 25, 2016
Square Dance Lessons Thursday 2/25/16

The Happy Steppers Square Dance Club meets in the community room of the Lincoln Center every Thursday. If you would like an afternoon filled with lots of laughing, give this a try. Our teacher and caller, Glen Younger guides you in a kind and gentle way and pretty soon you are dancing.
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February 26, 2016
Bowl For Kids' Sake Friday 2/26/16

Bowl for Kids' Sake is a fun and easy way for you and your company, friends, or family to support the life-changing work of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Wisconsin. If you care about kids and can spare an hour to have fun with your friends, then Bowl for Kids' Sake is for you! Visit bigimpact.org for more information on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Wisconsin!
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March 03, 2016
Square Dance Lessons Thursday 3/3/16

The Happy Steppers Square Dance Club meets in the community room of the Lincoln Center every Thursday. If you would like an afternoon filled with lots of laughing, give this a try. Our teacher and caller, Glen Younger guides you in a kind and gentle way and pretty soon you are dancing.
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March 10, 2016
Square Dance Lessons Thursday 3/10/16

The Happy Steppers Square Dance Club meets in the community room of the Lincoln Center every Thursday. If you would like an afternoon filled with lots of laughing, give this a try. Our teacher and caller, Glen Younger guides you in a kind and gentle way and pretty soon you are dancing.
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March 17, 2016
Square Dance Lessons Thursday 3/17/16

The Happy Steppers Square Dance Club meets in the community room of the Lincoln Center every Thursday. If you would like an afternoon filled with lots of laughing, give this a try. Our teacher and caller, Glen Younger guides you in a kind and gentle way and pretty soon you are dancing.
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March 24, 2016
Square Dance Lessons Thursday 3/24/16

The Happy Steppers Square Dance Club meets in the community room of the Lincoln Center every Thursday. If you would like an afternoon filled with lots of laughing, give this a try. Our teacher and caller, Glen Younger guides you in a kind and gentle way and pretty soon you are dancing.
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March 31, 2016
Square Dance Lessons Thursday 3/31/16

The Happy Steppers Square Dance Club meets in the community room of the Lincoln Center every Thursday. If you would like an afternoon filled with lots of laughing, give this a try. Our teacher and caller, Glen Younger guides you in a kind and gentle way and pretty soon you are dancing.
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April 07, 2016
Square Dance Lessons Thursday 4/7/16

The Happy Steppers Square Dance Club meets in the community room of the Lincoln Center every Thursday. If you would like an afternoon filled with lots of laughing, give this a try. Our teacher and caller, Glen Younger guides you in a kind and gentle way and pretty soon you are dancing.
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