Exceeding the Challenge – Local resident walks over 2000 miles in 2017!

In early 2017, Active Southern West Virginia Community Captain, Levi Moore, announced a challenge for any willing participants. The challenge was to walk, run, or hike 1000 miles and keep track of it before the end of the year. Throughout the year, the Active SWV Facebook group readily received updates from participants. I asked Levi a few questions about the Challenge:

Andy: Where did you get the idea for the 1000 Mile Challenge?
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Top 10 Active SWV Moments in 2017

The momentum continues to grow with more communities, schools, businesses, and government agencies recognizing the importance of physical activity. Here are the top 10 moments in 2017 nominated by our staff and attendees of the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards.

 

#10 Ribbon Cutting of Mount Hope Fitness Station and Trail

This ribbon cutting event in April brought a community together to celebrate the opening of the Phoenix Fitness Trail. Active SWV AmeriCorps VISTA, Andy Davis, spent the better part of 2016 working with ...

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Now Hiring: Active SWV Bike/Walk Trail Coordinator

Active Southern West Virginia (ActiveSWV) will be accepting applications for the third year of the Bike/Walk SWV AmeriCorps VISTA position. This position is made possible by the National Coal Heritage Area, AmeriCorps VISTA, and the support of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority.

About Active SWV

Active SWV was created to foster community-level programming targeted at improving access to physical activity opportunities. The New River Gorge Regional Development Authority received feedback from businesses looking to relocate to ...

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Hear From the Active SWV Kids Run Club Supervisor

Beginning running early is a key to success and beating childhood obesity, too. The Active Southern West Virginia Kids Run Club is a perfect example of how it gets started. Since its inception with one school three years ago, the program has now involved more than 1000 students and hundreds of adult volunteers. There have been 21 different Kids Run Clubs and two community groups. The program added five new school groups this fall alone.

Recently Emily ...

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December Community Captain of the Month

Active SWV would like to introduce the December Community Captain of the month, Lori Keller. Lori is the Community Captain of our Gentle Yoga Class. She had the time to answer a few questions for us about herself, what motivates her, and why you too should join an Active SWV free program.

Tell us about yourself, where are you ...

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November Community Captain of the Month

This month we are highlighting Kate Miller as the November Community Captain of the Month. Kate leads Indoor Fitness Bootcamp, a weekly program, at Ansted Middle School. She is a shinning example of what it means to be a Community Captain due to her positive attitude and encouragement to others to be physically active. Take a minute to read a little more about Kate and why she is an inspiration to others.

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Youth Essay Winner: Evan Nicolau

We are excited to announce another winner of the Active SWV Bridge Day 5K Youth Essay Contest; Evan Nicolau! 

Youth ages 18 and under shared with us their story to win 2 free entries to the event. Entries should answer “What motivates you to be active?” and “Why do you want to participate in the Bridge Day 5k?”

“My name is Evan Nicolau, and I was born here in West Virginia. It’s really a privilege to ...

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Youth Essay Winner: Olivia Honaker

We are excited to announce another winner of the Active SWV Bridge Day 5k Youth Essay Contest, Olivia Honaker!

Youth Essay Contest Details

Youth ages 18 and under can share with us their story to win 2 free entries to the event. Entries should answer “What motivates you to be active?” and “Why do you ...

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October Community Captain of the Month

This month we are highlighting Community Captain, Troy Phillips. He joined us in the Spring of 2017 as our first Rock Climbing Community Captain for Get Active in the Park. Since becoming a Community Captain Troy has shared his passion for rock climbing throughout the New River Gorge National River, leading free, monthly, beginner rock climbing ...

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