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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

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
May 01, 2015
AKC Agility Trial Friday 5/1/15

Dog Agility Trials
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May 02, 2015
Standing Rocks Open Disc Golf Tournament - Pro/Advanced Saturday 5/2/15

May 2-3 pro/advanced weekend is a PDGA B-tier event for pro and Advanced players-We are planning a fun event with 3 rounds on two courses at Standing Rocks park. We will be using new 21 hole West course consisting of permanent holes and have a 21 hole East course consisting of permanent and temporary holes. All divisions play two rounds on Saturday and one on Sunday, followed by a skins match between the top 4 scorers on the west course.
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May 06, 2015
Take a Step 5K Wednesday 5/6/15

The Take a Step 5k is a community event that benefits domestic and sexual abuse victim services provided through CAP Services' Family Crisis Center. CAP Services has been providing sevices to the community since 1978. Services are provided 24 hours a day by a team of professional staff. All services are free and confidential.
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May 09, 2015
St. Paul Scamper Saturday 5/9/15

Join us for this fun family event on Saturday, May 9. Registration opens at 8:30 am, Kid's Fun Run at 9:30 am, and 5 K run/walk at 10:00 am. New this year is professional timing by Tortoise and Hare Race Management. Cash prizes for overall winner and prizes for age groups. The run will start and end at St. Paul Lutheran School, 1919 Wyatt Ave. Stevens Point. Register at www.stpaulscamper.com or at the school. Register before April 9th for T-shirt guarantee.
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May 13, 2015
Poky Pizza Pedal Wednesday 5/13/15

Bike Fun with Poky Pedaling Stevens Point. Slow 4 mile loop urban bicycle ride returning to a downtown pizza place. Socialize with other Poky Pedalers over food and beverages. Visit PokyPedalingStevensPoint.org for more details.
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May 17, 2015
Great Strides Stevens Point Walk Sunday 5/17/15

This event raises money for further research and treatment of Cystic Fibrosis, a disease that affects over 30,000 in the United States and several within Portage County. It is a long-standing event in Stevens Point and the money raised directly benefits patients in this area. Come meet some great people and enjoy a beautiful Spring day with us!
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May 17, 2015
Sets-In-The-City Sunday 5/17/15

The Central Wisconsin Tennis Alliance is sponsoring" Sets in the City. Are you looking to play tennis, but don't know where to start? This is your chance to play and learn about league opportunities. Open to Adults 18+.
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May 19, 2015
Poky Pedaling Potluck Picnic Tuesday 5/19/15

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). Visit PokyPedalingStevensPoint.org for more details.
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May 23, 2015
Bike to Shop Day Bingo Ride Saturday 5/23/15

Bike Fun with Poky Pedaling Stevens Point. Celebrate Bike to Shop Day with shopping-based Bingo. Slow loop bicycle ride with 8- and 15-mile options on calm streets and multi-use paths. Visit PokyPedalingStevensPoint.org for more details.
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May 27, 2015
Fun Run Wednesday 5/27/15

Once again a series of five fun runs will be hosted by area runners this summer. The series promotes a healthy lifestyle and provides an outdoor experience which can be enjoyed either individually or as part of a group of friends and family! The runs are non-competitive and are geared toward runners of all ages and abilities. The runs will start at different local parks each month, and there will be routes of varying distances, generally between 2 and 5 miles. Local runners will organize each run and the Point Bock Run will provide post-run Gatorade, water, and a healthy recovery snack. Although not required, an RSVP to runsp4fun@gmail.com would be appreciated so we know roughly how many participants to expect. The first run of the series will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 27 at Iverson Park in Stevens Point. Please meet at the large pavilion between the baseball field and north parking lot. 1.5 mile http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=541536 4 mile http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=541538 6 Mile http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=541540
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May 29, 2015
Plover Boys Early Bird Baseball Tournament Friday 5/29/15

Early Bird tournament for 13-15 year olds
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May 29, 2015
TGIF Dessert Ride Friday 5/29/15

Bike Fun with Poky Pedaling Stevens Point. Slow, under 3 mile evening bicycle ride along the Wisconsin River to Bukolt Park and back, ending at a dessert place near the start. Visit PokyPedalingStevensPoint.org for more details.
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May 30, 2015
Spring Flower Hike Along the Waupaca River Saturday 5/30/15

Hike along 2.5 miles on the Ice Age Trail along the Waupaca River. Bring water and a camera. meet at the DNR parking lot, take hwy 10 east out of Stevens Point approx 18 miles, turn south on Foley Drive 1.4 miles to parking lot, watch for Ice Age Trail event signs
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June 04, 2015
Special Olympics State Summer Games Thursday 6/4/15

State competition in Aquatics, Powerlifting, Athletics, and Soccer. Detailed schedule to be finalized.
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June 06, 2015
Walk Wisconsin - Walking Marathon Saturday 6/6/15

A non-competitive walk held on the Green Circle Trail, with comfort/nutrition stops along the way.
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June 06, 2015
Kids Walk Wisconsin Saturday 6/6/15

Let's teach our kids about the importance of healthy, active lifestyles. The Kid's Walk takes place in conjunction with the Walk Wisconsin Marathon, the first Saturday of June. Primarily a trail walk, safe for kids up to 10 years old and is stroller friendly for the real little ones. The distances are 1/10th of the adult marathon and 1/2 marathon routes (2.6 mi and 1.3 mi.). Treats and fun along the way and at the end.
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June 07, 2015
Tennis Block Party Sunday 6/7/15

For all ages and abilities, come and play. Enjoy free tennis fun and win prizes. no racket - no problem - we have them. Sponsored by: Central Wisconsin Tennis Alliance
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June 09, 2015
Ignite Leadership Network: Lunch, Learn, Lead with Coach Bob Semling Tuesday 6/9/15

Join Ignite Leadership Network of Portage County for a Lunch, Learn, Lead event on Tuesday, June 9 with two-time national champion UW-Stevens Point men's basketball head coach Bob Semling. Coach Semling will share his thoughts on leadership and give attendees an insight on a championship program. The event includes lunch and will be held in room 146 of the UW-Stevens Point Health Enhancement Center, located on the balcony of the Quandt Fieldhouse. Two-hour metered parking is available in Lot F-East or Lot F-West (bring coins!).
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June 10, 2015
Poky Pizza Pedal Wednesday 6/10/15

Bike Fun with Poky Pedaling Stevens Point. Slow 4 mile loop urban bicycle ride returning to a downtown pizza place. Socialize with other Poky Pedalers over food and beverages. Visit PokyPedalingStevensPoint.org for more details.
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June 19, 2015
Portage County Youth Soccer Classic Tournament Friday 6/19/15

The PCYS Classic is the largest youth soccer event in central/northern Wisconsin. The PCYS Classic hosted 134 teams from around Wisconsin and the Midwest in 2014. Our central location makes traveling easy from almost anywhere. We look forward to your team joining us for an exciting weekend of competitive soccer.
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