Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - PowerUp for a week of fun!

A week-long celebration of fun and activity is just a few weeks away. The fifth annual PowerUp Week is May 4-11 and a host of events is planned throughout the St. Croix Valley and western Wisconsin. It’s a time to have fun, get inspired and take part in activities to help the community eat better and move more.

Highlights of PowerUp Week include a 2K family run; birthday parties for Chomp – the PowerUp superhero carrot; kids’ cooking and lettuce gardening classes; an animal hike; geocaching and fat tire biking events.

In Wisconsin, there will be PowerUp events in Amery, New Richmond and Hudson. In Minnesota, activities are in Bayport, Lake Elmo, Lakeland, Mahtomedi and Stillwater. Several community partners are also providing special PowerUp Week offers and activities, including free entry or discounts on activities and food.

A new twist to this year’s celebration is the PowerUp TRY-athlon. It’s not a typical triathlon. Children, families and the whole community are invited to try out three activities during May. Participants can track activities using the PowerUp TRY-athlon tracker, and turn it in for the chance to win prizes, including a bike from Art Doyle’s Spokes and Pedals shop in Hudson, an Instant Pot pressure cooker, and more.

Check out the schedule of events below and download a TRY-athlon tracker at to get full event details and special PowerUp Week offers from community partners.



Name of event


Saturday, May 4

8:45 a.m.

PowerUp Family 2K*

Soo Line Park, Amery, WI


10 a.m. and noon

Chomp’s birthday party kids’ cooking class*

Cooks of Crocus Hill, Stillwater, MN


10 a.m.

Kids’ animal hike

Nature Center, Willow River State Park, Hudson, WI


10:30 a.m.

Chomp birthday party

Amery Public Library, Amery WI


6:30 to 8 p.m.

Kids dance party

Curio Dance, Stillwater, MN

Monday, May 6

10:30 a.m.

Chomp birthday party

Wildwood Library, Mahtomedi, MN


10:30 a.m.

Chomp birthday party

Valley Library, Lakeland, MN

Tuesday, May 7

5 to 7 p.m.

Fat tire biking tour with DIRO Outdoors, Chomp, fire pit and snacks*

Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo, MN


10:30 a.m.

Chomp birthday party

Bayport Library, Bayport, MN

Wednesday, May 8

10:15 a.m.

Chomp birthday party

Stillwater Library, Stillwater, MN


11:15 a.m.

Chomp birthday party

Hudson Library, Hudson, WI


4 to 6 p.m.

PowerUp Ambassador training*

Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater, MN


5 to 8 p.m.

Free entry for all activities (gym, swim, classes)

New Richmond Area Centre, WI

Thursday, May 9

3:30 to 5 p.m.

PowerUp Does Dinner cooking class*

Farm Table, Amery, WI


5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

PowerUp in the garden lettuce growing class*

Bayport Library, Bayport, MN

Friday, May 10

10:30 a.m.

Chomp birthday party

Lake Elmo Library, Lake Elmo, MN


10:30 a.m.

Chomp’s birthday party

White Bear Lake Library, White Bear Lake, MN


6 to 8 p.m.

PowerUp Open Gym

Hillside Elementary, New Richmond, WI


6 to 8 p.m.

Open House: Free beginner martial arts classes (6:15 and 7 p.m.), obstacle course, demos and giveaways

Ultimate Martial Arts, Stillwater, MN

Saturday, May 11

10 a.m.

Geocaching with PowerUp

Willow River State Park, Hudson, WI


10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stillwater Police Department Bike Safety Rodeo*

Stillwater Medical Group Clinic, Stillwater, MN

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