ActiveSWV Kids Running Club: Pilot Program at Valley Elementary School Begins Soon!

Active Southern West Virginia presents the ActiveSWV Valley Elementary School Running Club, the first round of after school programming. Principal Harrah and PE Teacher Linkous will facilitate the program with support from the staff at ActiveSWV. Weekly after school training’s will work to prepare the kids for a one mile competition on October 7th.

The big race day will be Wednesday October 7th at 4:30pm at Valley Elementary School. The team will have healthy snacks after school and begin their warm up routine. Parents and community members are encouraged to come out and cheer on the runners!

ActiveSWV Kids Run program believes there is great value in teaching our youth healthy daily habits of being physically active. There are many challenges to families in our region and the staff at Valley Elementary School are ready to facilitate the programs needed to strengthen their community.

Kalila Hames 10 years old. First place Fayette County Kids Run May 11, 2015
Starting line for the super hero kids run in May at the Exhibition Coal Mine.

We hope you can help us celebrate this pilot program for our region (and the state of WV) to offer elementary school running clubs. This is a way for all students to participate without costs to the families. Maybe one day we will have school competitions and wellness events around our region. Go VES Little Hounds!