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.

2021 Community Health Events

January 6 – A Healthier You

Just in time for the New Year, an event focused on small ways to improve your health in big ways. From 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, virtually meet with nutrition, exercise, and rehab specialists, try out exercise equipment and enter to win great prizes. 

Speaker panelists include:
Katie Johnson, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Kelsea Ruppe, Registered Dietitian
Susan Rosemurgy, Exercise Specialist

Heart Health by the Numbers - Feb 2 (Labs), Feb 10 (Presentation)

February is American Heart Month. Celebrate by taking time out of your busy lives to focus on your heart. Heart-healthy screenings, including full lipid panels, will be offered free of charge and reviewed by Dr. Keith Wright. Learn tips on how to improve your health! 

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heart-health-by-the-numbers-2021-tickets-136320673805

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81893212407?pwd=dHZVVlNDd3cvYXhLVW5ETDZUbVBjQT09

Great Bear Chase - March 13

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 here for more information.

SiSu Shuffle - April 24

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. Part of the Portage Movement Series.

ACES Day (All Children Exercising Simultaneously) – May 5

ACES Day is an international celebration of health emphasizing physical activity among children. Join us by getting 30 minutes of activity throughout the day!

May 12 - Men's Health

Join us for an evening devoted to topics just for men. The evening will include great information, free health screenings, dinner, and socializing. 

Health and Safety Fair - June 5

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

Health Fair Hightail - June 5

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. Part of the Portage Movement Series. 

Canal Run - July 17

Choose from a half marathon, 10-mile walk or run, 5-mile walk or run, or 2 mile fun run/walk in this longstanding community event that ends in downtown Hancock. Visit here for more information.

Turkey Trot - November 25

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. Part of the Portage Movement Series. 

Maintain Don't Gain - through the Holiday Season

A program intended to help you keep off those unwanted extra pounds throughout the holiday season. Receive weekly tips to help you stay motivated. 

For more information on each event, please visit our website or call 906.483.1153.
Remember to check out the current listing of Fitness Classes here.