Health Success in Southern West Virginia

Active Southern West Virginia develops activities and programming to create a culture of exercise and physical activity in southern West Virginia. Transforming this region into a more physically active community is our main purpose. This vision is pursued through these programs:

Active SWV Community Captains

Active SWV Kids Run Clubs

Active SWV Bike/Walk

Active SWV Workplace Wellness

Active SWV Events

Community Captains

“A commitment to Active SWV is a commitment to yourself. When I promise someone else I’ll be somewhere to do something, I’m committed to showing up. Once ...

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Find Out What’s Happening in 2017

Active SWV wants you to know all the opportunities happening this year. This list will help you find free, family friendly activities great for beginners in Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, and Summers counties:

Webpage calendar We call this the “home base” of all our programs

Newsletter Sign Up Monthly updates and some special event announcements

Active Southern West Virginia Facebook Page

Active Southern West Virginia Bulletin Board Facebook Group

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April Community Captain of the Month

Meet your April Community Captain of the Month, Lori Keller.

Lori Keller grew up in a small town in Virginia. After attending college in Fredericksburg, Virginia, she knew city life was not for her and that she wanted to move to the mountains. Her brother had just moved to Fayetteville, so she decided to move to West Virginia as well. Eventually, her mom and dad moved to West Virginia too.

 Lori is a wife and mother to 3 kids and though she ...

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ActiveSWV Workplace Wellness Pilot Programs Update

Active Southern West Virginia knows the importance of improving the health of our current and future workforce. Improved health means an improved quality of life, productive workforce, and prosperous economy. The people of southern West Virginia deserve the opportunities to access safe physical activity, knowledge and access to fresh food, and supportive policies within their workplaces and communities.

The benefits of implementing a workplace wellness program are worth the investment in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating. Here are some statistics from Audrey ...

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Hiring: ActiveSWV Development & Outreach VISTA Position

Active Southern West Virginia seeks to improve the health of southern West Virginians by increasing opportunities for physical activity. Our multifaceted approach includes Community Captains, trained community leaders who lead weekly physical activity groups within their communities; Kids Run Clubs, free, inclusive running programs in local elementary and middle schools; Bike Walk SWV, a program dedicated to improving the built environment with bike/walk infrastructure; Workplace Wellness, a program designed to help businesses create healthy workplaces; and the establishment of the New ...

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March Community Captain of the Month

Rene Moore was born and raised in West Virginia. In 2001 she joined the Air Force moving her and her family all the way across the United States to the deserts of Arizona. They moved back in 2008 to care for her mother.

Rene and her husband, fellow Community Captain Levi Moore, started their active journey as a family after Levi started his journey to walk again. Rene became an Active SWV Community Captain after her husband started volunteering as a ...

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Youth Essay Contest for the ActiveSWV Bridge Day 5K

Active SWV Kids Run Clubs throughout southern West Virginia benefit from the ActiveSWV Bridge Day 5K proceeds. You could be a part of the race across the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia during the state’s largest one day festival, Bridge Day! Active Southern West Virginia works hard to provide trained volunteer led programs year round throughout Raleigh, Summers, Nicholas and Fayette counties. This race is a celebration of that work and another great way for our local families to ...

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Active SWV’s Panera Bread Fundraising Night

Active Southern West Virginia is having a Fundraising Night at Panera Bread! Stop by the Panera Bread bakery-cafe in Beckley on March 16th, from 4:00pm-8:00pm, for a delicious bite to eat and to support Active SWV. 

 

When: Thursday, March 16th, 4:00pm-8:00pm

Where: 1410 N. Eisenhower Drive-Beckley, WV 25801

How: For a portion of your purchase to benefit Active SWV, you must present the Fundraising Night Flyer. You can download and print the flyer here: Active SWV Panera ...

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Double the Racers Approved for the 2017 ActiveSWV Bridge Day 5K

The second annual Active SWV Bridge Day 5K will be held on October 21, 2017 to allow runners one day a year to race across the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia. This year the Bridge Day Commission has approved the increase from 200 racers to 400 racers. Registration will open on March 1st so be sure to save the date!

Spaces will be limited so please mark interested in this Facebook event page to be ...

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Bicycle Friendly Community Application Submitted for Mount Hope, WV

The City of Mount Hope has applied to be recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community through the League of American Bicyclists. For the past year, the Active Southern West Virginia’s Pedestrian, Bicycle and Trail coordinator has focused his efforts in Mount Hope to make the community more accommodating for bicyclists and pedestrians. The goals of this partnership are in line with the mission of Active Southern West Virginia, to create more opportunities to be physically active for the residents ...

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