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.
2019 Community Health Events
January 12 – A Healthier You
Just in time for the New Year, an event focused on small ways to improve your health in big ways. Meet with nutrition, exercise and rehab specialists.
Heart Health by the Numbers - Feb 25 and 26 (Labs), Feb 27 (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 Dr. Khouri, UPHS Marquette Cardiologist. Learn tips on how to improve your health! Register for your seat today!
Great Bear Chase - March 9
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 27
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. Register here for the event! On-site registration will be available the day of the race.
ACES Day (All Children Exercising Simultaneously) – May 1
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 22 – A Day for Women
Join us for an evening devoted to topics just for women. The evening will include great information, free health screenings, dinner and socializing.
For event details and to register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/day-for-women-2019-tickets-60625356072
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 1
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 20
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.
Turkey Trot - November 28
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 visit www.portagehealth.org or call 906-483-1153.
Remember to check out the current listing of Fitness Classes at www.portagehealth.org/FitnessClasses/