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The Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department, in partnership with Marshfield Clinic and Security Health is pleased to announce a new healthy recreation program for Marathon County families. The Active Family Challenge begins April 15 and runs through June 15.  During this nine week period, families will track their active recreation hours and win incentives when they reach 15, 30, 45, and 60 hours of active recreation. All family team members will add up their weekly hours and divide them by the total number of members on the team.  This averaging of hours will allow for large and small families to have a fair chance at reaching their goals.

Click here for a list of 2019 Active Family Challenge events.  You must be registered Active Family Challenge participants to attend the Family Showdown,  Scavenger Hunt, Pickle Ball lessons and S’more Sing-along.

The cost for the program is $25 per family and includes the incentives and exclusive access to four special family events throughout the nine week period.  Participants will be invited to a Family Show Down that includes fun family challenges, healthy vegetable plantings, and nutrition talks.  There will also be a Family Photo Scavenger Hunt and grill out, a Pickleball clinic with all equipment provided, and a S’mores bon fire and sing-along. Participants will receive a calendar of free or low cost recreation and nutrition programs or events happening during the nine week program so that they can take advantage of active recreation opportunities in the community and build hours toward their goals.

Financial assistance is available for those families that meet qualifying criteria such as receiving free or reduced lunch at the area school districts, Badger Care or similar services.

All Active Family participants will be invited to a free pool open house party on June 22 and those who reach 60 hours of activity will be in the running for special door prizes that include fitness club memberships, restaurant coupons, grocery gift cards and more.

Sign your family up today to become more active, learn healthier lifestyle tips and have fun as a family, while earning prizes along the way!

There are incentives for families that refer other families that join the Active Family Challenge. The incentives are 2 extra hours towards their goal, and also free day pool passes for their team.  In order to get these incentives, the families registering must reference the family that referred them when they come to register.

Registration is open.  To register for this program complete the Team Registration Form.  Then forward it to:

Wausau and Marathon County
Parks, Recreation and Forestry Dept
212 River Drive, Suite 2
Wausau, WI 54403-5476
Fax  715.261.1565
email:  parkforestry@co.marathon.wi.us
If you fax or scan the completed form we can call you to collect credit card payment over the phone.  You are also welcome to stop by our office and complete the form and check out our other recreation opportunity offerings!