Pre-register for the free 5K FUN Walk/Run on March 22 at Hawk Island at All participants will receive a custom Fun Walk/Run racing bib with their name, if they register by Thursday, March 12.

12th Annual Winter Warm Up

Featuring the Blues Community Challenge


FREE 8-week program, January 24 to March 22, for all mid-Michigan residents designed to improve your health and fitness.

  • Learn  the benefits of a healthy lifestyle for you and your family with health and wellness information and presentations.   
  • Connect with community resources and events that promote healthy lifestyles.
  • Get moving with the popular Blues Community Challenge, returning for the 5th year! There are two new changes this year!

First - all mid-Michigan residents will join one team! Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has challenged thetri-county region to log 250,000 miles of exercise.  

Second -  the Blues Community Challenge has partnered with “Metro Lansing Loses A Million” and that means you can join the Challenge and log your exercise on a brand new web tool. Any exercise counts, be it running, walking, swimming, or even snow shoeing - and based on how strenuous it is it gets converted into miles on the website. You can log on at, and you will automatically be a part of the Blues Community Challenge.

  • Be inspired, follow individuals who have committed to being healthy lifestyle champions during the Winter Warm-Up.  Read their stories and follow their journey to improved health and wellness by clicking on the healthy lifestyle champions tab.
  • Celebrate health and fitness personal and community achievements at the WWU Celebration 5K Fun Run/Walk on March 22 at Hawk Island Park.


The WWU programs have expanded this year!  Events are offered throughout the week and the tri-county area.  All programs are free and open to all mid-Michigan residents.  Click on the Events tab to see the complete calendar of Events  


For the majority of the WWU events, you simply sign-in at the event. Classes requiring pre-registration are noted in red on the event descriptions.

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