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  • 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. 
  • 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.  
  • The schedule of the 2013 Tour of America's Dairyland, June 20-30, includes road bike races in 10 Wisconsin communities, the first four of which are included on the USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar. 
  • If you're up for running both Grandma's and the Twin Cities marathons and skiing the full American Birkebeiner, in sequence, then consider registering for the 2013-2014 Upper Midwest Endurance Challenge (UMEC) at secure.marathonguide.com/register/umec/index.cfm.

     
  • If you're up for running both Grandma's and the Twin Cities marathons and skiing the full American Birkebeiner, in sequence, then consider registering for the 2013-2014 Upper Midwest Endurance Challenge (UMEC) at secure.marathonguide.com/register/umec/index.cfm. 
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