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  • Wausau Whitewater to celebrate ‘40 Years of Water’ on Sept. 6
    Wausau Whitewater will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its downtown course with a “40 Years of Water” event on Saturday, September 6. 
  • Milwaukee-area runners can race the trails on Labor Day Weekend without heading out of town. That’s when the Lake Michigan Trail Marathon will make its debut in the Milwaukee County Parks along the south shore of Lake Michigan. 
  • A new triathlon will make its debut next year as the first of five events in the also new 2015 Northwoods of Wisconsin Tri-Master Series. 
  • Copper Harbor Trails win more deserving recognition
    Recognition comes in many forms and many forms of recognition continue to come in for the well deserving Copper Harbor Trails in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. 
  • The Conserve School near Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin, will host a Great Lakes Endurance Series trail run on its 1,200-acre Lowenwood property on June 14, and meld the ecological missions of the school and the race organization. 
  • In keeping with tradition, the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival, presented by Trek and produced by Life Time, will award 50 guaranteed reserved entries to the winners of the “50 Ways to Ride the Chequamegon” essay contest. 
  • The new “Marathons of Wisconsin” series challenges runners to participate in five Wisconsin marathons or half marathons throughout the course of the year. Another regional marathon series, now in its second year, is the Great Lakes Marathon Series.  
  • Although the weather this time of year in this part of the country makes it challenging, you should try to keep commuting by bike through the winter. It’s easier than you think. 
  • Volunteers ready Minnesota’s Banadad ski trail for snow
    Volunteers logged more than 252 hours in October preparing the Boundary Water Canoe Area’s longest wilderness tracked ski trail.  
  • Adults and kids can first gain their confidence on the indoor climbing wall at Christie Mountain in Bruce, Wisconsin, under careful guidance and instruction from knowledgeable staff. All the basics of rock climbing and necessary equipment is provided. When ready for the next step, climbers can head outside to the 30-foot crag. 
  • The Tour of Elk Grove, which brought elite cyclists to the northwest Chicago suburb of Elk Grove Village for the past eight years, may not be held again. Organizers said a scheduling conflict with the Tour of Utah prevent the Midwest event from drawing top riders in early August. 
  • Sheboygan skiers to get park access during Christmas lights display
    The Rotary Club proposal asked to expand Making Spirits Bright through mid-January, which could have impacted a third of the ski season. 
  • The Rock River Water Trail, which flows from Wisconsin into Illinois, has been named to the National Water Trail System, which should increase awareness of the recreational opportunities on the 320-mile stream.  
  • The obvious link between a fish and a canoe is water. But due in part to a 9-year-old Wisconsin canoe race, another link is being made to cancer. Proceeds from the Callie Rohr Memorial Canoe Race are helping find a cure for brain tumors. 
  • A new race series has been created for marathoners to add to their list of running feats. The Great Lakes Marathon Series is a collaboration of 25 marathons in the U.S. and Canada that take place along North America's five Great Lakes. 
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