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

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.

The SiSu Shuffle will take place on Saturday, April 24, at UP Health System Portage in Hancock. Participants can start any time between 9 and 10 a.m. Join us for this fun FREE 5k run/walk. The shuffle is a fun event for people of all ages and all skill levels. We encourage participants to complete the course in any way they see fit — walk, run, jog, skip or shuffle!

Register online at

By registering, you will be entered to win a bike! Be sure to register each attendee in order to be entered for a chance to win a free bike!

Volunteers are also needed for this event to help with coverage on the course from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Please email Angela Luskin,
if you are interested in volunteering.

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 event will include great information from medical professionals and free health screenings, including a full lipid profile (total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides and blood glucose).

Presenters include:

  • Kelsae Rupp, Registered Dietician "Using Nutrition to Boost Your Metabolism"
  • Caitlin Norlin, Exercise Specialist

Screenings will take place Monday, May 3 from 6 -9 a.m. by appointment.

Virtual presentation (via Zoom) will be held on Wednesday, May 12 starting at 5:30 p.m.

Event capacity is limited , so be sure to register early to reserve your spot!

Register online!

Health and Safety Fair - To Be Determined at a Later Date

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

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.

Past 2021 Events

January 6 – A Healthier You

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

Great Bear Chase - March 13

A Swedetown Trail tradition. Events include 50k Skiathlon, 50k freestyle or classic, 25k freestyle or classic and 10k freestyle or classic race. Visit here for more information.