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Saturday, May 29 - Saturday, June 5, 2021

Join us for a Virtual Walk Wisconsin in 2021!

Pick your distance, start training, then hit your favorite trail between May 29 to June 5 for Walk Wisconsin! Near or far, you can enjoy this annual event from wherever you are.

To participate, start training for your distance, quarter marathon, half marathon, or a full marathon. Then, register before April 30, to participate in the virtual event. Participants will have the option to select a t-shirt and finisher medallion (for a fee), to be picked up or shipped to you. Pick-up will be available May 24-29, 2021 at 1105 Main Street, Ste A., Stevens Point.

Registered walkers are encouraged to add their completed mileage to be added to the Virtual Walk Wisconsin Tracker (coming soon!). Participants will receive an email (with instructions) for how to add their miles. Complete the distance in one day, or a bit every day during the week of the virtual event - it's up to you!

About 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, 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.

Registration Details

Event Cost: $10.00

T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates (optional):
Commemorative T-Shirt (local pick-up*) - $7
Commemorative T-Shirt (Shipped) - $10
Finisher Medallion (local pick-up*) - $7
Finisher Medallion (Shipped) - $10
Finisher Certificate (PDF Download, sent via email) - free

Where do the fees go?
After paying for the cost of the materials (including the shirt and medallions, registration software, and other organizational expenses, and shipping) proceeds from Walk Wisconsin benefit the Happy Trails & Wellness Funds 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 such as, Hard Rocks Hiking Challenge and Moon Walk Wisconsin.

Online registrations accepted through 3pm on April 30, 2021. Call 715-344-2556 with questions.

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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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