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.

2020 Community Health Events

Our hospital is committed to ensuring the safety of our community. We are continuing to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and are taking the necessary steps to ensure that we are fully prepared to care for our community. Please see updates regarding Community Health events below.

January 11 – 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, try out exercise equipment and enter to win great prizes. 

Heart Health by the Numbers - Feb 17 (Labs), Feb 19 (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. Sarah Pettibone, Family Medicine Physician at Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center. Learn tips on how to improve your health! 

Great Bear Chase - March 7

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. 

SiSu Shuffle - Future Date To Be Determined 

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. Registration for 2020 coming soon. On-site registration will also be available on the day of the race.

ACES Day (All Children Exercising Simultaneously) – May 6

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

We still hope to coordinate ACES Day this year, but will continue virtually instead of inside the schools.

Men's Health - Future Date To Be Determined

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

Skin Screening – Future 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 – Future Date To Be Determined

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 - Visit the Canal Run Facebook Page for updates on this event

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 here for more information.

Turkey Trot - November 26

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. Registration for 2020 coming soon. 

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.