• Wellness
    Winter Solstice Full Moon Hike
    Embrace the coming of winter on the trails at Hartwick Pines. Snow covered trees and trails will be lit by the full moon as participants travel the trails by snowshoe on a 2 mile hike. The event is open to all ages and abilities. A limited amount of snowshoes may be borrowed for the event. 
    Where: Hartwick Pines State Park, Grayling
    When: December 21st at 8 p.m.
    Cost: FREE Recreation Passport required to enter any State Park
    Registration: No registration is required. Check-in at the Visitor Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. to participate.
    GLWTC Pure Michigan Winter Trails Day
    Try a new winter sport or practice an already loved one on Winter Trails Day at Cross Country Ski Headquarters. Participants can enjoy free trail passes, hot cocoa, hot dogs, a bon-fire and discounted rental prices during this one day event celebrating the winter season. A free group lesson will also be provided to those interested or needing additional guidance prior to hitting the trails. Cross country skis and snowshoes and all abilities/ages are welcome for this event.
    Where: Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon
    When: January 5 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Cost: FREE discounted rentals available
    Registration is required. Click here to register and for more details.
    Man vs. Mountain
    A true battle of the elements is what you will find in this unique winter obstacle race. Participants will run over, under and through 15 obstacles over 3 miles to gain a sweet swag bag and finish line sips. The event offers competive and non-competitive divisions and starts in wave times. 
    Where: Mt. Pleasant City Parks
    When: February 2, 2019 starting at 9:45 a.m.
    Cost: $35-$56 depending on division
    Registration is required. Click here to register.
     Groundhog Marathon and Half Marathon and 4.4 mile Run
    If you can brave the training and the elements you can showcase you strength in the annual Groundhog Marathon and Half Marathon. You will feel like you're in the movie as you repeat 6 snowy loops of this course to complete the full marathong. Not up for the long distance? Join the short distance crew for an evening run on Groundhogs Eve. 
     Where: Grand Rapids, MI
    When: February 1st and 2nd depending on race length
    Cost: $47- $83 depending on race length
    Registration is required. Click here to register.
    West Michigan Golf Show
    The golf courses may be closed but we can still dream of greens. Join other golf enthusiast at the West Michigan Golf Show for lessons, practice swings, games, giveaways and vendors. 
    Where: Devos Place, Grand Rapids, MI
    When: February 8-10, 2019
    Cost: $8
    No registration is required. Just show up and take a shot at some fun.  
    To Help You Prepare
    Joining a running or interest group can help hold you accountabile and encourage you to try new programs. If you are interested in sharing a wellness related interest group you are already in or creating one for our Mt. Pleasant Schools staff please notify Jessica Courtright in the Human Resource office.  
    Did you know that FitBit has a manual entry option to log those miles? Not everyone wants to wear their wellness on their wrist but logging activity can help us stay motivated and manage our progress! Create an account on the FitBit home page and manually track all your activities and create challenges for extra accountability.