2019 Calendar of Events

Check out the fitness and wellness events taking place throughout the year in Jackson County! 



  • February 2, 2019 - Friends of the Black River Pool Kayak Event, 11am-2pm at BRF Middle School Pool. No equipment needed. All ages welcome. $5 per person or $10 per family.

  • February 2, 2019 - Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe Event - Black River State Forest

    • Ski a 1.5-mile trail or snowshoe/hike a 1-mile trail, both lighted by candle luminaries. Bonfire to follow. Hot chocolate and hot dogs available for purchase. Meet at the Smrekar shelter on County Road O east of Millston. 6-9 p.m.  

  • February 10, 2019 - Friends of the Black River Snowshoe/Hike; 12:30 start - Location TBA.

    • Meet at BRF Chamber of Commerce at 12:00pm to follow others to starting point.

    • 2-Mile Hike - Family Friendly; Snowshoes not provided but can be arranged if call ahead.

  • Contact Jeff Polzin at 715-896-5534 for more information.

  • February 14, 2019 - Harvest of the Month LIVE on WEAU-TV 13 at 4 p.m. with Ruth Chipps, MS, RDN, CD of Black River Memorial Hospital

  • Feb. 21, 2019   5:30pm – 7 p.m. Living Fiercely with Cancer Support Group. Lunda Community Center (Hub). Facilitators Kathleen Clemons and  Kaye Henrickson

  • Feb. 20, 2019 Harvest of the Month at BRMH Café “Almonds” 11:30am – 12:30pm





  • April 20, 2019 - Friends of the Black River Earth Day Cleanup. Meet at 8am, Location TBA.


  • May 4, 2019 - BRF School Forest Run

  • May 11, 2019 - Friends of the Black River Wildflower 1-Mile Hike, 10am start at Pettibone Pass. (Meet at the BRF Chamber of Commerce at 9:30am)

  • May 18, 2019 - Pace and Pedal Duathlon, 5K Color Fun Run/Walk, and Youth Color Race

  • May 19, 2019 - Friends of the Black River Flat Water Paddle, 12:30pm; Location TBD; More information to come

  • Date TBD - Stop the Stigma 5K; Ho-Chunk Nation Health Dept. More information to come


  • Date TBD - Jackson County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics at Lunda Park in Black River Falls; 4:30pm Registration, 6:00pm Run/Walk Starts

    • 4 mile run/walk (shorter distance routes available)

    • $15 registration fee (t-shirt included); All proceeds go to Special Olympics Wisconsin

    • Tshirt orders can be made anytime at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Jackson Correctional Institution, or Black River Falls Police Department

  • June 1, 2019 - Old Fashioned Hustle 5K - Taylor

  • June 22, 2019 - Alma Center Strawberry Festival Fun Run/5K - 7:30am registration, 8:00 am start at the intersection of Hwy F and Hwy 95 by the vet office. Race day registration only. Contact Jeanine Strandberg at 715-964-5441 for more information.


  • July 4, 2019 - First Responder 4th of July 5K - Melrose

  • Date TBD - Larry J. Kyser Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Youth Race - Melrose Rod & Gun; 8am registration, 9am race start, 10am youth race start. Call 608-790-4314 or email danielle.unruh@thirdwavessys.com for more information.

  • July 20, 2019 - Karner Blue Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Youth Race - Black River Falls

  • July 20, 2019 - Friends of the Black River Family Kayak at Wazee Beach, 11am-1pm. Free event for all ages. Gear provided. Questions - Contact Jeff Polzin at 715-896-5534.




  • October 1-31, 2019 - LCC’s I Ain’t Afraid Virtual 5K Challenge. More information to come.

  • Date TBD - 4th Annual Color Fun Run, sponsored by Ho-Chunk National Domestic Abuse Division. 9am registration, 10am start at Tribal Office Building (W9184 Airport Rd); FREE to participate.

  • October 19, 2019 - Black River Trail Classic - at Black River State Forest. Trail runs of 10K, 25K, and 50K. Registration at https://nurun.co/brtc

  • Date TBD - Aptiv 5K Superhero Walk, Run, Roll. Dress in superhero gear! 8am start


  • Date TBD - Jackson County Annual Wellness and Diabetes Fair: Black River Falls, Wis. Free admission. Coordinated by Jackson County Diabetes Education Alliance.

  • November 28, 2019 Jackson In Action Gobbler Giveback - Thanksgiving Day at 8am. Meet at the Foundation Trail, starting from the Chamber of Commerce.


  • Date TBD Santa Run/Walk (1/2 Mile, Mile, or 5K) - 8am at BRF Chamber of Commerce; All proceeds will go toward the BRF Middle School 8th Grade trip to Washington DC