Healthy Living Events

UP Health System - Portage offers several events as a service to you. Below you will find events to help you learn and take action toward a healthier you.

2018 Community Health Events

Men’s Health – January 23

Join us for an evening devoted to topics just for men. Become aware of the health risks facing men today and learn about lifestyle choices that can improve health. The evening will include great information, free health screenings, dinner and socializing.

Heart Health by the Numbers - Feb 20 and 21 (Labs), Feb 28 (Presentation)

February is American Heart month. Celebrate by taking time out of your busy lives to focus on your heart.  Heart healthy screenings will be offered free of charge and reviewed by experts the following week. Learn tips on how to improve your health!

Great Bear Chase - March 10

Take part in this Swedetown Trail tradition by participating in one of the many ski races. Events include 50k Skiathlon, 50k freestyle or classic, 25k freestyle or classic and 10k freestyle or classic race. Visit greatbearchase.com for more information.

SiSu Shuffle - April 21

5k fun run/walk/jog/shuffle at UP Health System Portage. This non-competitive event is free and encourages the whole community to get out and be active.

Skin Screening – Date to be determined

Board certified dermatologists provide brief examinations of unusual moles or lesions for signs of skin cancer. By appointment only.  

Health and Safety Fair – June 2

Annual event highlighting services and programs offered within our community. Event includes free screenings, healthy food, giveaways, hands-on demonstrations and more.

Canal Run - July 21

Choose from a ½ marathon, 10 mile walk or run or a 5 mile walk or run in this longstanding community event that ends in downtown Hancock. Visit hancockcanalrun.com for more information.

Labor Day Bridge Walk – September 3

Free 5 mile, non-competitive walk across the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.

Michigan Tech Health Fair – Date to be determined

Event highlighting services and programs offered to MTU. Event includes free screenings, healthy food, giveaways, hands-on demonstrations and more.

MTU Flu Clinics – Dates to be determined

Turkey Trot - November 22

5k fun run/walk/jog/shuffle at UP Health System Portage. This non-competitive event is free and encourages the whole community to get out and be active.

For more information on each event, please call 906-483-1153.

Remember to check out the current listing of Fitness Classes at www.portagehealth.org/FitnessClasses/