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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Stand Up For Healthy Communities

The New River Gorge Stand Up Paddle Board Race powered by Active Southern West Virginia

Active Southern West Virginia’s mission is to increase opportunity for physical activity. With an executive director who has a life long passion for paddle sports, it is easy to see the connection between the world’s fastest growing paddle sport, SUP, and the mission to increase access in southern West Virginia. This year the New River Gorge SUP Race offered multiple races to appeal to ...

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Active SWV Hires New Community Outreach Director

Active Southern West Virginia is pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Ellis-Reid as Director – Community Outreach. Erin succeeds Becka Lee, who was instrumental in building the foundation of the Community Captain program.

A native of Wyoming County, Erin shares her home in Oak Hill with her husband and three children. For the past 13 years, Erin has served multiple roles at Ace Adventures; CPR/First Aid/ACA Swift Water Rescue certified, experience in ...

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