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.

2022 Community Health Events

Great Bear Chase - March 12

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 23

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.

ACES Day (All Children Exercising Simultaneously) – May 4

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

Health and Safety Fair – June 4

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 16

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 canal.run for more information.

Turkey Trot - November 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.

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.

Contact us 

For more information on each event, or to view the current listing of Fitness Classes at the Portage Fitness Center, please visit PortageHealth.org or call 906.483.1153