Many of our fall Kids Run Clubs are underway for the season, and we wanted to pause and take a moment to recognize all of Active SWV’s Fall 2022 Kids Run Club mini-grant recipients so far.
Fall 2022 Recipients
Any school in West Virginia is welcome to apply for our Kids Run Club mini-grants that run in the fall and the spring. This fall, we would like to recognize the following awarded sites who will be starting or resuming a Kids Run Club at their school. Congratulations to Rupert Elementary, Bluefield Intermediate, Marsh Fork Elementary, Mt. Nebo Elementary, Ronceverte Elementary, Alderson Elementary, Mt. Lookout Elementary Hike Club, Hilltop Elementary, Richmond Elementary, Ridgeview Elementary, New River Primary, Nichols Elementary, Criss Elementary, and Sophia Christian Academy.
Why Start a Kids Run Club?
Active SWV created the Kids Run Club mini-grant as a way to make the free Kids Run Club program more accessible to schools all over West Virginia. It’s our mission to reach as many children as possible with this initiative to get kids everywhere more healthy and active every day.
“The best part of the club was providing students with new opportunities to experience things that they have not yet had”, says Kids Run Club volunteer Coach John Fox with Gilmer Elementary. “Many students who took part in the run club have participated in other athletic experiences but enjoyed having the opportunity to be part of a team where you can compete as an individual. On the other hand, there were some students who were participating in their first team club. This gave many students an opportunity to say, ‘Hey, this is for me.'” With the Kids Run Club program, volunteer coaches create a welcoming environment where kids can be active, have fun, build their confidence, and learn healthy habits for life.
As the fall Kids Run Clubs get started, kids all across West Virginia will have an opportunity to participate in this free and fun initiative.
The Kids Run Club program has been in over 15 counties and over 45 schools throughout West Virginia. Each year the program grows as new schools try it out. For more information about the Kids Run Club program, click here.