The inaugural Jackson County Fitness Challenge Series is an opportunity to showcase the many great fitness events already taking place in Jackson County, Wisconsin. By participating in eligible Fitness Challenge Series events, you can earn great prizes and big-time bragging rights, all while supporting many of the great organizations in Jackson County!
Embrace this opportunity to experience Jackson County in a new way as you challenge friends and family to take the Jackson County Fitness Challenge with you. How many events can you complete? Sign up and find out!
2018 Fitness Challenge Series Events
January 13 - Jackson In Action Family Snowshoe Day - Lake Wazee
February 3 (6-9pm) - Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe - Black River State Forest
February 1-28 - Ironman Triathlon Challenge - Lunda Community Center ($10/members, $15/non-members; Sign up at LCC front desk)
February 11 - Friends of the Black River Snowshoe/Hike; Meet at BRF Chamber of Commerce at 12:00pm to carpool to starting point. 2-Mile Hike - Family Friendly; Contact Jeff Polzin at 715-896-5534 for more info.
April 28 - Cystic Fibrosis Bike/Walk-a-thon - Black River Falls; 8:30am registration at BRF Middle School
May 5 - School Forest Run - Black River Falls (informal event this year; no fee or registration; come and run, donations accepted to the School Forest)
May 12 - Friends of the Black River Wildflower Hike; 10am start at Pettibone Pass. (Meet at the BRF Chamber of Commerce at 9:30am)
May 19: Pace and Pedal Duathlon, 5K, and Youth Race - Lake Wazee
May 26: 2nd Annual Stop the Stigma 5K - Ho-Chunk Nation
June TBA - Jackson in Action 5210 Challenge
June 6 - Jackson County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics at Lunda Park in Black River Falls; 4:30pm Registration, 6:00pm Run/Walk Starts
June 9 - Old Fashioned Hustle 5K - Taylor
June 16 - Move with a Doc - 9am at the Jackson County Farmers' Market
June 23 - Strawberry Festival 5K and 10K - Alma Center
June 30 - Karner Blue Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Youth Race - Black River Falls
July 4 - First Responder 4th of July 5K - Melrose
July 14 - Move with a Doc - 9am at the Jackson County Farmers' Market
July 14 - Larry J. Kyser Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Youth Race - Melrose
August 11 - Move with a Doc - 9am at the Jackson County Farmers' Market
September-November - Jackson In Action Hunter Fitness Class
October 1-31 - LCC I Ain’t Afraid Virtual 5K Challenge
October 20 - Black River Trail Classic - Black River State Forest
October 28 - Aptiv 5K Superhero Walk - Black River Falls
November 3 - Jackson County Wellness and Diabetes Fair
November 22 - Jackson In Action Gobbler Giveback Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk - BRF
December 1 - Santa Run 5K - Black River Falls Middle School
*Event details will be updated when available. Check back for specific event dates and information.
Participate in 3 events - Jackson County Fitness Challenge Series t-shirt
Participate in 6 events - Jackson County Fitness Challenge Series medal
Participate in 9 events - Jackson County Fitness Challenge Series long sleeve t-shirt
Participate in 12 or more events - Individual registration for the 2019 Pace and Pedal
Sponsored by the Jackson in Action coalition for healthy eating and active living, this challenge is FREE* for participants. Simply register for the 2018 Jackson County Fitness Challenge series on RunSignup and start participating in events around the county. Upon your registration, an information packet will be sent to you explaining how to track your event participation throughout the year.
*Participants are responsible for paying any registration costs associated with the various individual events. Please note that many of the eligible events are free, and most of the remaining events are fundraisers for local non-profit organizations.
Tracking Your Events
Throughout the year, we will need your help in tracking the events in which you have participated. After you have completed an event, please confirm your participation with us through one of the following methods:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org a copy of the race results, when applicable.
Submit a fun event photo of yourself to email@example.com. We'd love to share some of your great photos through our race website and Facebook page. If photos are not your thing, just a plain email will work also.
Leave a voicemail at 715-284-1338 letting us know the good news of your participation.
For Jackson in Action sponsored events, we will update your participation log through our own registration lists.