January 9, 2012


It is not too late to join. This is registration week for the 2012 Ministry Community Weight Race and we can't wait to get started. Online registration closed yesterday, but participants can still bring in their form to the first weigh-ins being held at 2501 Main Street in Stevens Point.

Here is a link with additional information on the 2012 CWR, including the weekly weigh-in info.

The program continues to grow and gets better each year. There are so many new things happening this year we're excited to share them with you:

Registration and initial weigh-ins: Monday through Wednesday,  January 9-11, from 3 - 7 p.m. and again on Saturday January 14 from 9 - 11 a.m. All weigh-ins are held at Ministry Health Care, 2510 Building, located at 2501 Main Street in Stevens Point.

Kick-Off event: Join us and this year’s keynote speaker, Carole Carson on Thursday, January 12 at 6 p.m. Carole is dubbed “An Apostle for Fitness” by the Wall Street Journal, is the author of From Fat to Fit: Turn Yourself into a Weapon of Mass Reduction. Just before turning 60, Carole Carson totally remade her life and lost 62 pounds, shrinking from a size 18 to a size 6. Carole took the initiative to change her lifestyle and regain her health.  The success of her fitness transformation was based on getting fit along with others, changing her eating habits, and having fun.  She sought support from her friends, family, and professionals. In addition, Carole is the national coach for the 21,000-member AARP Fat 2 Fit online community and serves as AARP Health Coach.

Weekly Presentations: With the exception of the March 19 presentation, all presentations are held on the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point (UWSP) campus in the Dreyfus University Center Building in the Alumni Room. The address is 1015 Reserve Street, Stevens Point. Presentations begin at 5:30 p.m. and last an hour. Ample free parking is available in Lot "R" across the street after 5 p.m. in all the metered spaces. Please park after 5 p.m. to avoid parking penalties.

Healthy Item of the Week: NEW! Having a hard time making healthy choices on the go? Find healthy items marked with the MCWR logo each week at The Store or Subway for the duration of the Ministry Community Weight Race. These items will be at a special promotional price! Sponsored by The Store & Subway, divisions of Team Schierl Companies

Smart Dining: NEW! We’ve made dining out easier for you. Stop by the restaurant of the week for a 50% discount on healthy choices! Restaurants will be announced each week of the Ministry Community Weight Race..

Food Collection Drive: The Ministry Community Weight Race program is committed to helping our community. During the competition we are collecting non-perishable food items which will be donated to local food pantries. Please help us out by bringing an item to every Ministry Community Weight Race presentation. For each item you bring gets you a raffle ticket for prizes that night.

Coaches: We will be offering weekly coaching groups on a variety of topics. Coaches will meet with participants on Tuesday from 5-7:00pm at the Ministry Health Care 2501 Bldg at 2501 Main Street, Stevens Point, WI. Please contact Celine Kline with questions, 715.346.4614 or celine.kline@uwsp.edu

Fitness Testing: Pre and Post Fitness testing are FREE to all participants. They take place on January 14 and April 21. This test is normally $50 per person. The testing includes body fat, flexibility, upper body strength, lower body strength, and a behavior change survey. Be sure to schedule an appointment to avoid long lines day of. *Please be sure to have a light breakfast and dress in exercise type clothing that day.

Special Thanks: A special thanks to our partners Portage County CAN and University of Wisconsin Stevens Point- Health Promotion and Human Development Department. Also, thank you to all of our 2012 sponsors.

Questions/Comments: For any questions, concerns, or comments about this program please contact Traci Smet, Community Weight Race Coordinator, at 715.346.5416 or traci.smet@ministryhealth.org.


Ministry Sports Medicine
900 Illinois Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481