Virtual Kids Run Club comes to a close
Active SWV’s Virtual Kids Run Club and Regional Fun Run event wrapped up Memorial day weekend after six weeks of activity. The Virtual Club had participants from Clear Fork Elementary, Ghent Elementary, Summersville Elementary, Birch River Elementary, Shady Spring Elementary, Fairdale Elementary, Fayetteville pk-8, Panther Creek Elementary, Marsh Fork Elementary, and Gauley River Elementary regularly logging their activity.
Participants recorded their weekly warm up exercises, running workouts, cool down stretches, and additional activities and games they had time for like kickball, hiking, basketball, trampoline time, walking, treadmill runs, bike riding, obstacle courses, and softball. The goal of the program is to develop confidence in physical activity so children and youth can meet the recommended amount of physical activity each week. Active SWV, in partnership with the Move Your Waysm campaign which helps people make small changes that can lead to big health benefits. In the long term, regular physical activity can help prevent chronic health problems like type 2 diabetes. In the short term, even small increases in physical activity can boost mood, reduce stress, and improve sleep.
All Virtual Kids Run Club participants will receive a Kids Run Club medal in addition to a Regional Fun Run participation pin, or a Regional Fun Run top finisher pin if they places in their 5k age group.
Participants can also fill out this feedback survey to receive an Active SWV wristband in the mail along with the other participation prizes.
Active SWV is also excited to share that in addition to the usual in person Kids Run Clubs, we plan to start a new session of the Virtual Kids Run Club program in the upcoming fall season. Stay tuned for more details!
Virtual Regional Fun Run Winners
The free Regional Fun Run event is usually held at Woodrow Wilson High School with a kids 1-mile dash and a community 5k walk/run around the track. This year the event vent virtual, giving people six weeks to walk or run their 5k distance wherever they were safely able to do so. Additional resources were provided through the Move Your Waysm campaign.
Here are the top finishers in each category:
5k Walker category – Women
Age 41-50 – Mary Selinger, 1st
Age 51-60, Darla Keenan, 1st
Age 61-70, Vicki Aliff, 1st
5k Walker Category – Men
**There were no participants in this category**
5k Runner Category – Women
Age 21-30, Brittany Perry, 1st
Age 31-40, Hanh Nyguen, 1st, Toni Pilato, 2nd
Age 41-50, Crystal Gray, 1st, Jann Jackson, 2nd
Age 61-70, Crisandra Tephabock, 1st
5k Runner Category – Men
Age 0-12, William Perry, Carson Wood Coby Wood, 1st tie, Peyton Tucker, 2nd
Age 21-30, Ernest Haynie, 1st, Charlie Perry, 2nd
Age 41-50, David Rich, 1st, Ted Kula, 2nd, John Taylor, 3rd
Age 51-60, Joseph Stanley, 1st
Age 61-70, Randy Tephabock, 1st
All participant will receive a participation pin or top finisher pin in the mail.
If you completed the Virtual Regional Fun Run, please fill out this feedback survey to receive an Active SWV wristband in the mail with your other participation prizes.
Thank you to our sponsors!
All participants were also automatically entered into a raffle to win some Active SWV swag. The three raffle winners are:
Beth Hudspeth, John Taylor, and Karey Stolle
Virtual event t-shirts are still available for purchase as a fundraiser for future Kids Run Club programs! Click here to place your order.
Congratulations to not only the winners, but to everyone who participated in the virtual event! We hope you will join Active SWV for more virtual events and in-person events in the future. The New River Gorge 10K will take place from June 1st – 20th, and registration is currently open! Click here to register.