Community Weight Race

January 16, 2015

Looking for a way to stay healthy this winter? Check out the You Only Better Health Fair on January 26 in Stevens Point.


January 9, 2015

Looking for a quick start six week weight loss challenge? Check out "Choose to Lose" presented by Adventure 212. Registration ends January 16. The program kicks off January 19.


December 1, 2014

2015 Ministry Community Weight Race is Cancelled

We regret to inform you that due to recent staffing changes, the 2015 Ministry Community Weight Race, a partnership with Portage County CAN and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has been canceled. 

In 2008 through the coordination of founder Traci Smet, ATC, Ministry Sports Medicine, Ministry Health Care launched the first annual Community Weight Race program, reaching over 400 participants. In 2014 nearly 1,000 people entered the annual health competition.

Traci has since taken a new position with Ministry Health Care Employer Solutions where she will be working more directly with local businesses and their employees on wellness programs. We wish her all the best in her new position.

We will use the next year to explore new options and additional partnerships to transform the Weight Race program and make improvements that will offer increased sustainability, regional participation, and methods for tracking progress. We will continue to communicate with you electronically, regarding any new programming or information regarding overall health and wellness.

On behalf of our partners, Ministry Health Care, Portage County CAN and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, we thank you for your participation over the last seven years and congratulate you on the great work you have accomplished on your health journey.

We hope you will keep up the great work by participating in events and programs offered through past Weight Race sponsors including Adventure 212, Stevens Point Area YMCA, Anytime Fitness, and Farmshed.

To offer additional support during this transformation, the Weight Race website will remain active and will offer information on nutrition, active events such as walk/runs and other community sponsored events that support healthy lifestyles. Please refer to the orange resources box on the right.

Ministry Health Care will continue to support existing community programs, services and events that promote healthy lifestyles through nutrition, mental health, and being active. To learn about other Ministry Health Care programs that focus specifically on weight loss visit

If you have any questions please call me at 715.346.5482.

Dennis Kaster     
Director of Rehabilitation Services   
Ministry Health Care     


Ministry Sports Medicine
900 Illinois Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481


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