Active SWV Family Triathlon

Active Southern West Virginia is proud to present the first ever family friendly beginner triathlon at Battle Run beach Summersville Lake, West Virginia. The Active SWV Family Triathlon, benefiting Active SWV Community Captains, will take place on August 20, 2016.

Register Here!  $20 per adult, $10 per youth, plus registration fees.

Participants can compete as an individual or as a team. All members of the team need to complete each leg. Racers will have a 1.2 mile run, 2 mile bicycle ride, and a 1 mile paddle leaving and returning from the beach. There are hills to climb and gravel roads. Participants are to bring all their own equipment and the course is appropriate for ages 9 and up.

Funds raised by this event will directly benefit Active SWV Community Captain programs in Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, and Summers Counties. Community Captain volunteers are seeing the benefits of increased physical and mental health through weekly group activities. Active SWV facilitates the volunteers training needed to confidently lead friends, family, and neighbors into a lifestyle of physical activity.

Additional donations can be made, sponsors can still contribute, and volunteers are needed for transition stations along the route. All of these efforts provide opportunity for improving health in southern West Virginia. Contact the Active SWV office at (304) 254-8488 or

Plan to stay after the triathlon for food vendors and these activities: 

Family Activities

  • Pick Up Ducks
  • Ring Toss
  • Prize Wheel
  • Cardboard cutout for picture opportunity
  • Bobber mascot
  • Sand Art, colored sand for decorative bottles
  • Casting contest for kids
  • Kite construction & personalization
  • Coloring contest
  • Identifying wildlife at the lake
  • Climbing wall
  • Historical slideshow

Main Activities

  • Ski show
  • Entertainment
  • Concessions
  • Vendor Booths
  • Fireworks
  • Boat parade
  • Rededication ceremony
  • HBV display
  • Triathlon
  • America Flag skydive
  • Dam tours
  • Fishing tournament (ends 7am on Sat)
Additional Resources:

Active SWV Family Triathlon Facebook event page:

50th Anniversary Facebook Page:

WV State Division of Tourism:

Southern West Virginia Tourism:

Summersville CVB:

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