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.

2017 Community Health Events

Great Bear Chase - March 11
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 www.greatbearchase.com for more information. 

SiSu Shuffle - April 22
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.

Skin Screening - May 20
Board certified dermatologists provide brief examinations of unusual moles or lesions for signs of skin cancer. Call 906.483.1149 to schedule an appointment.

Health and Safety Fair – June 3
Annual event highlighting services and programs offered within our community. Event includes free screenings (total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose and more), healthy food, giveaways, raffles, hands-on demonstrations, healthy cooking demonstrations and more.

Canal Run - July 15
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 www.hancockcanalrun.com for more information.

Labor Day Bridge Walk – September 4
Free 5 mile, non-competitive walk across the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. Starts and ends at Kestner Waterfront Park.

Turkey Trot - November 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.