Recreation & Wellness

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We are excited to offer another robust year of recreational and wellness activities including intramural sports, wellness challenges, and other programs related to your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

NTC and UW-Stevens Point at Wausau (formerly UW-Marathon County or UWMC) partner to create an extensive intramural sports program for all students and employees with outdoor sports played at NTC and indoor sports played at UW-SP's Wausau fieldhouse. NTC, UW-SP at Wausau, and Medical College of Wisconsin students and employees are encouraged to participate and may be on the same roster. All intramural sports are considered coed (except 3 vs 3 basketball); teams without the required number of females or males are subject to team consolidation with other participants. Except Disc Golf, each league is a maximum of eight teams.

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  • Wednesday, September 12, 19 and 26
  • 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • NTC's Outdoor Basketball Court
Registration: Monday, August 27 - Monday, September 10

  • Wednesday, September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 10, 17
  • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • NTC Disc Golf Course
Registration: Monday, August 27 - Monday, September 10
*Register in The Den.

  • Wednesday, October 3, 10, 17 and 24
  • 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • NTC Fields
Registration: Monday, September 10 - Friday, September 28

  • Thursday, November 1, 8, 15 and 29
  • 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • UW-SP at Wausau (formerly UWMC) Gym
Registration: Monday, October 8 - Friday, October 26

  • Thursday, December 6 and 13
  • 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • UW-SP at Wausau (formerly UWMC) Gym
Registration: Monday, November 12 - Friday, November 30

  • Thursday, February 7, 14, 21 and 28
  • 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • UW-SP at Wausau (formerly UWMC) Gym
Registration: Thursday, January 24 - Tuesday, February 5

  • Wednesday, March 6, 13 and April 3, 10
  • 5:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
  • UW-SP at Wausau (formerly UWMC) Gym
Registration: Monday, February 11 - Friday, March 1

  • Wednesday, April 17, 24 and May 1
  • 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • NTC Fields
Registration: Monday, April 1 - Monday, April 15


In the Wausau campus courtyard there is a full-sized, lighted basketball court available for our student use. The sport court creates an ideal spot to shoot hoops casually or to play a full court game with fellow students. 3 vs 3 intramural and tournament basketball are held on this court. Basketballs are nearby to grab anytime. Check out a higher quality basketball at The Den with your current student ID.

Enjoy a 9-hole disc course is located on the NTC campus between the H Building and Timberwolf Suites.

Next to the basketball court within the Wausau campus courtyard is the lighted volleyball rubberized court. A volleyball should be located near the court, but in The Den, there are different sized volleyballs to check out with student ID. 4 vs 4 intramural volleyball is scheduled in the early fall semester on this court.

Take a leisurely stroll or fast-paced walk through the halls at the Wausau campus. Be sure to check out the indoor walking trail and instructions.

With your current NTC student (or employee) ID, take advantage of the fitness center and pool at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau (formerly UW-Marathon County or UWMC).

Fall 2018 Fitness Center Hours

  • Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 10:00 am..-4:00 p.m.
Fall 2018 Open Swim Hours

  • Monday, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, 12:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Visit the UW-SP at Wausau Fitness Center web page to learn more about the facility.

4th Annual Race Through the Northwoods Wellness Challenge

NTC students and employees are invited to participate in the 4th Annual Race Through the Northwoods. This virtual race can be completed from anywhere by converting physical activity into miles to "race" around NTC's campuses for a total of 274 miles! Race begins Monday, February 18.

Please decide team name prior to registering. No team? No problem! Fill out the registration form, leave the team blank and we'll match you with a team.

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  • This is a friendly team (4 members) competitive virtual race designated to increase participants’ physical activity.
  • Physical activity must be dedicated time carved out of your day. Walking to and from your car doesn’t count nor does walking the aisles during grocery shopping.
  • 15 minutes of exercise (moderate or intense intensity) equals 1 mile.
  • You must attain at least 15 minutes of continuous physical activity to log. A 5 minute walk in the morning, 5 minute walk during lunch and 5 minute afternoon walk does not equal 15 minutes. A 15 minute morning walk does count.
  • When strength training, keep in mind the rule about continuous activity. If you worked out for 30 minutes at the gym, was it really 30 minutes? It only counts if you took less the 1 minute between sets (circuit training). If not, please estimate the total time.
  • Snow shoveling is not considered exercise. Even if you have a snow blower and you decide to hand shovel. Not acceptable for this challenge.
  • Logging physical activity is only available through our race FormStack form. All you need to do is enter your name, team name, date of activity, how many minutes of physical activity, and what type of physical activity. Save the link to your phone or tablet for easier access to log – Link will be available on 1st day of race.
  • Please try to submit activity as soon as you complete it. We want to keep the leaderboard updated as much as possible. The leaderboard will be updated two times per week, most likely on Thursdays and Mondays.
  • If you have questions about acceptable physical activity, please contact Matt Chitwood at or 715.803.1217.
  • Please be honest when logging.
  • If teams reach 274 miles under 6 weeks, everyone is eligible for a chance to win Campus Store gift cards. All teams who finish the race (under no timeline) will receive a race t-shirt.