Successful Fall Season for Active Southern West Virginia Kids Run Clubs

Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) Kids Run Clubs seek to help kids to develop an enjoyment and understanding of exercise, while learning healthy habits that extend beyond the program. Participants learn the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle, team building, and techniques for being a healthy runner in a 6-8 week program that emphasizes confidence building and inclusivity.

“My favorite thing about Run Club is that it not only inspires the kids, but also inspires me, ...

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November Participant of the Month

Active SWV would like to introduce November’s Participant of the Month, Nathan Fell. His support and family participation at Mile Monday and of Active SWV in general goes a long way in being an example to the community. We are so proud and excited to have his support and interest in volunteering with Kids Run Clubs.

1. What motivated you to join an Active SWV ...

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Active SWV Family Triathlon 2017 Recap

Run, Bike, Paddle to a Healthier Southern WV

The Active Southern West Virginia Family Triathlon held at Summersville Lake was a true testament to the support families across our region have when wanting to pursue healthy lifestyles. Active SWV staff and volunteers partnered with the Army Corps at Summersville Lake and their volunteers for a safe and smooth venue. Thank you to the event sponsors; UniCare, Nicholas County Health Department, Army Corps at Summersville Lake, Marathon Bikes, Adventures on ...

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Top 10 Reasons for WVU Tech Students to Be an Active SWV Kids Run Club Coach This Fall

1)      Get your workout in AND volunteer at the same time.

How many other volunteer opportunities can say the same thing? Serving as an Active SWV Kids Run Club Coach allows you to run around and be physically active with kids, all the while serving as an incredible role model to teach youth of the Southern West Virginia about the importance of health.

2)      You miss seeing kids when you are back at ...

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Make an Impact: Assist an Active SWV Kids Run Club Coach

Active SWV Kids Run Clubs. Be a part of the movement.

Looking to improve your own fitness AND volunteer at the same time? Ready to share your love for physical activity with others? Be an Active SWV Kids Run Club Coach!

We need you!

Active SWV is looking for community members to serve as ...

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Scouts volunteer with local trail projects during National Jamboree

For 10 days in late July, approximately 40,000 scouts convened in the New River Gorge for the 2017 National Jamboree. This was the second time the event has been hosted at the Bechtel Summit Reserve, which is situated between Mount Hope and Glen Jean, West Virginia, and the second time attendees have worked on service projects throughout the region as part of their camp experience.
Many communities in the region were able to secure the scouts as volunteers to help with projects, ...
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June Community Captain of the Month

Meet our June Community Captain of the month Suleka Deevi.  Suleka is a new Get Active in the Park Community Captain, she leads monthly hikes and also started a weekly dog walk in Beckley. She grew up in Richmond, Virginia next to the James River.  Growing up along the river and hiking the trails, helped Suleka cultivate a passion for ...

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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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February Community Captain of the Month

Introducing Community Captain Wendy Scott

Wendy moved to West Virginia to be closer to the river and outdoor activities that southern West Virginia has to offer. She has played sports since she was 6 years old. It wasn’t until she won a kayak at a charity paddling event that she became obsessed with water, eventually moving on to Whitewater Kayaking.

Wendy’s love for the water and her community led her to Active SWV. In the Spring of 2016 Wendy became ...

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