10 Reasons to start a Kids Run Club at your school


The Kids Run Club program has been steadily growing since it ran its pilot Club at Valley Elementary School in 2015. Now, 29 schools and community groups have hosted Kids Run Clubs all across Raleigh, Summers, Fayette, and Nicholas Counties. Join Fayetteville Elementary, Valley Elementary, New River ...

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Active SWV Bridge Day 5K Youth Essay Winner: Chase Ayers

Since starting in 2016, the 5k that’s proud to say it’s the only race across the New River Gorge Bridge has seen an increasing number of participants of all ages and abilities. Active SWV’s Bridge Day 5k provides a supportive atmosphere, scenic course, and opportunity to give back ...

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Youth Essay Contest for Active SWV Bridge Day 5k

What is Active SWV Bridge Day 5k?

It’s the only race across the New River Gorge Bridge! The 5k begins on the north side of the NRG Bridge, continues along town streets, and finishes in front of the Historic Fayette County Court House. Boasting 179 racers in 2016 and 241 in 2017, this event championing support and inclusion for participants of all ages and abilities keeps getting bigger and better! Read more about the event and it’s history here.

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Word From The Wise: Hiking Tips From A Park Ranger To Keep You Safe And Having Fun

Expert Hiking Advice From a Park Ranger in the New River Gorge National River

The New River Gorge region has many hiking trails from beginner to advanced. You can follow rivers, hike along the top of gorges, make descents beside waterfalls and take easy strolls though beautiful forests. While the trails are typically simple to find and follow, West Virginia weather is notorious for being unpredictable. Being prepared for many different scenarios before setting out on your hike will help you ...

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Active SWV Community Engagement Assistant Molly Wolff

Molly Wolff joins the Active SWV team on a part time basis to contribute media and communication support along with photography and graphic design. Molly brings an education in Physical Education and Recreation Administration from Southern Virginia University with life experience in youth sports programming, assisting children with special needs in recreation, tourism marketing assistance, and owning a photography business. Molly is a resident of Scarbro, West Virginia with her family.

The mission of Active Southern West Virginia to increase opportunities for ...

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Grant Funding Expands Popular “Get Active in the Park” Program Volunteers Needed to Teach Outdoor Classes

Grant Funding Expands Popular “Get Active in the Park” Program

Active Southern West Virginia will partner with New River Gorge National River throughout the entire park for the entire year! The possibilities are endless on the adventures we will find. Everything will be introductory level and free.

Volunteers Needed to Teach Outdoor Classes

The National Park Service and Active Southern West Virginia have received a second year ...

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