Active Southern West Virginia strives to increase the opportunity for physical activity in southern West Virginia. Two signature events have been created to provide high quality beginner races; Active SWV Family Triathlon and the Active SWV Bridge Day 5K. Proceeds from both of these events go directly to free community programs. Please join us this year as a participant, volunteer, or sponsor!
Active SWV Family Triathlon
This event is for first time triathlon racers and experienced racers who enjoy supporting family events. Racers can sign up as a team or as an individual. The Active SWV Family Triathlon is at Battle Run at Summersville Lake, WV. 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. Pricing: $25 per adult, $10 per youth, plus registration fees.
ActiveSWV Bridge Day 5K
This is one day a year you can race across the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, WV. This event is a fundraiser for the ActiveSWV Kids Run Clubs and the United Way of Southern West Virginia’s Equal Footed Shoe Fund. All proceed benefit local youth having access and resources to gain confidence in physical activity.
“Thank you for a great race! My whole crew was so impressed with this race, your communication, and the course. We traveled to Bridge Day because of this race, we wanted to experience the beautiful views, the history, and challenge ourselves on Sarah Street and we did it! We did it, because of you and your team. Thank you so much and we hope to see you next year!”
-Kim- Columbus Oh, Greta-Marietta Oh, Patty-Marietta Oh, Michele-Vienna WV
Volunteers are always needed and are the key to a great event. Please contact our office if you would like to support these great opportunities (and have some fun)!