Active Portage County to host Midwest’s premiere non-competitive walk one last time
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT – Walkers from throughout Wisconsin, the Midwest, and across the country are gearing up for Walk Wisconsin on June 4 in Portage County. This year’s premier walking event is the last to be hosted by Active Portage County.
Participants of all ages and ability levels can choose from three marathon events along the Green Circle Trail, including a full marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles) or quarter marathon (6.5 mile). Training schedules and registration forms are available on the Walk Wisconsin page at ActivePortageCounty.com.
Although it’s not a race, Walk Wisconsin is organized much like a regular running marathon. Registered participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt, sports sack, comfort, and nutrition stops along the way, a finish line celebration and medallion, plus Portage County hospitality all day long. The event fee is $30 through May 13, 2022 and $40 thereafter.
“Walking is an exercise that can be enjoyed by most ages and ability levels,” says John Jury, Walk Wisconsin Committee Member. “It is a great, active way for families and friends to spend quality time together, while improving their health. As we outline in our promotional materials your best doctor can be your left leg and your right leg!”
While the marathon events are held on the Green Circle Trail, most of the event festivities take place at Pfiffner Pioneer Park. Pre-event check-in, on Friday evening and prior to the event start on Saturday, will occur at the Pfiffner Building (401 Franklin St., Stevens Point). The finish line celebration (and the start of the full marathon) will be held near the
Pfiffner Bandshell. Transportation will be available for participants walking the half marathon and the quarter marathon.
Since 2005, Walk Wisconsin has improved the health of the community. Wellness-minded individuals and organizations from the community who supported the event throughout the years will continue the legacy Active Portage County built. The Happy Trails fund at the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is one way the work of Active Portage County and Walk Wisconsin will continue into the future.
Active Portage County extends a sincere thank you to volunteers, event participants and the community for their support. APC’s mission to create and promote fun physical activities that encourage regular exercise has helped create and inspire a culture of wellness in our communities.
Active Portage County is a non-profit organization which seeks to create a healthier Portage County by encouraging citizens to get active and lead healthier lives through programs and planned activities that motivate citizens to get regular exercise, while educating the public on the risks of sedentary lifestyles. For more information, visit ActivePortageCounty.com.