Race Results Are In For The 2015 NRG SUP Race

A huge success was made possible by the many sponsors and generous volunteers. We were able to raise $1400 for the Fayetteville Outdoor Adventure 4-H Club.

Without further delay, here are the race results and times. The first number is race bib, second number is Attainment Race, third number is Downriver Race and the final number is overall time.

To view the last 4 years race times click here.

Jason Beakes Y Y 15 16.3 11.43 27.73
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September Community Captain of the Month: Joseph Gutshall

Active Southern West Virginia takes great pride in its Community Captains. We strongly believe that without them our mission would be impossible. They are dedicated to making their communities a happier, healthier, and an altogether brighter place to live. We are forever grateful for their service and passion for creating equal and free opportunities for their community members to participate in. This month we are highlighting the accomplishments of our Oak Hill Community Captain, Joseph Gutshall, to both show appreciation ...

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Stand Up Paddle Board Race Benefits Local Youth Outdoor Club

Yes, paddle boards are running rivers and making it look easy. This September 20th will be the 5th annual Adventures on the Gorge New River Gorge SUP Race benefiting the Fayetteville Outdoor Adventure 4-H Club which offers after school skills trips; mountain biking, rock climbing, paddle boarding, whitewater rafting, zip line trips and ropes courses.

The event opens at 12:00pm at Fayette Station located below the New River Gorge Bridge on the New River, WV. This is an opportunity ...

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Active SWV: Where We Are, Where We Are Going, And How You Can Help!

Phew! Active Southern West Virginia’s first summer has definitely been one for the books. We have collected 8 Community Captains, 4 Training Team Coaches, hosted 3 Kids Runs, kick-started 1 Elementary School Running Club, and had lots of fun all the while! Here’s a quick recap and more importantly, how are you going to help us grow and expand these programs into your community?

Community Captains:

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Beginner to 5K

This summer provided opportunity to join three Active SWV Training Teams to prepare for area events. The event distances range from 5K to 10K to 15K and Half Marathon. These teams quickly became friends and will forever be the foundation of the Active SWV family.

There is now time for a fall Active SWV Training Team working toward a fundraising costume party race, the Devil Dash 5K hosted by our Community Captain Joseph Gutshall. On Halloween morning Collins Middle School will ...

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ActiveSWV Kids Running Club: Pilot Program at Valley Elementary School Begins Soon!

Active Southern West Virginia presents the ActiveSWV Valley Elementary School Running Club, the first round of after school programming. Principal Harrah and PE Teacher Linkous will facilitate the program with support from the staff at ActiveSWV. Weekly after school training’s will work to prepare the kids for a one mile competition on October 7th.

The big race day will be Wednesday October 7th at 4:30pm at Valley Elementary School. The team will have healthy snacks after school and begin their ...

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Active SWV: New River Gorge Bridge Day Scavenger Hunt

“Bridge Day, one of the largest extreme sports event in the world, is held annually on the third Saturday in October in Fayette County, West Virginia (WV), USA. Hundreds of BASE jumpers and nearly 80,000 spectators are expected to attend the event.” –OfficialBridgeDay.com

And of course Active Southern West Virginia is going to have a hand in highlighting this day! Join us in our first ever Bridge Day event, Active SWV: New River Gorge Bridge Day Scavenger Hunt. This ...

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August Community Captain of the Month: Missy Burleson

“Active Southern West Virginia takes great pride in its Community Captains. We strongly believe that without them our mission would be impossible. They are dedicated to making their communities a happier, healthier, and an altogether brighter place to live. We are forever grateful for their service and passion for creating equal and free opportunities for their community members to participate in. This month we are highlighting the accomplishments of our Beckley Community ...

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Get Active By Volunteering

Volunteerism strengthens communities in so many ways. Outside of the obvious benefits of helping organizations in your community support the most dire needs of the those around you, research also shows that it is good for you, saves resources, provides opportunity for professional development, brings people together, promotes personal growth, provides a learning experience, and encourages civic responsibility. What’s not to love? And the best part is the smile on the faces of those you are serving, and knowing no ...

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The New River Gorge Games Have Events For All Interest

The first weekend in August attracts athletes and families to the New River Gorge to take part in a variety of race events, but to also enjoy the scenic beauty, historic towns and a pleasant mountain climate. There are as many locally owned restaurant choices as options to get active with or without the family.

The New River Gorge Games encompass a 5K walk or run, a 28.5-mile triathlon through the New River Gorge featuring mountain biking, whitewater kayaking and ...

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