Free Community 5K Walk/Run

Celebrating active lifestyles in the New River Gorge Region

The New River Gorge Region is invited to the eNeRGy Community Walk/Run powered by Active SWV on Saturday, May 12th at Woodrow Wilson High School. Join us as we celebrate active lifestyles for a FREE 5k Community Walk/Run and the MedExpress Kids Run Club Dash. All ages are welcome to come as an individual, family, or form your own team. 


Event Information

Date: Saturday, May 12th

Location: Woodrow Wilson High School, 400 Stanaford Rd, Beckley, WV 25801

Day of Registration only. For questions contact [email protected] or (304) 254-8488.

Schedule of Events:

9 am- Event Registration. Everyone must sign in.

9:20 am- Kids Run Dash Warm-Up Dance Party

9:30 am- Kids Run Club 1 Mile Dash sponsored by Med Express

10am National Anthem

10 am- 5k Walk/Run

All day (9am-12:30pm)- vendors, inflatables, yard games

*Group photo to be determined

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MedExpress Kids Run Clubs 1 Mile Dash

The first annual MedExpress Kids Run Clubs 1 Mile Dash takes off this year at the eNeRGy Community Walk/Run event. Active SWV Kids Run Clubs take place in 22 schools across the New River Gorge Region and involve over 1,800 youth and over 180 volunteers. The Kids Run Club Program teaches youth physical activity skills and healthy habits in fun, supportive, and engaging environments. This year, all Active SWV Kids Run Clubs are invited to come together for the very first time to participate in the MedExpress Kids Run Clubs 1 Mile Dash. Read More About Active SWV Kids Run Clubs

All youth will receive a snack and event token for their participation. The event will not be timed. If your child is not a part of an Active SWV Kids Run Club, they are still invited to participate in this youth running event event. A group dance party warm-up will kick off at 9:20 am. The MedExpress Kids Run Clubs 1 Mile Dash will begin at 9:30 am after the singing of the National Anthem.

Community 5k Walk/Run

The 5K start line will be at the Woodrow Wilson High School track. Runners will line up first and then walkers to proceed towards the YMCA Soccer Complex. There will be a water station at the turn around point where participants will proceed back to the high school. 

The competition is not in the walk or run itself, but in the number of participants you have on your team.

Team categories include:

  • Family, in-laws do count! 
  • Middle School, parents count here.
  • High School, parents count here, too.
  • Colleges
  • Places of Worship
  • Workplaces, family members count here, too!
  • Organizations such as community groups

You will designate your team at morning registration. Recognition will be given to the team with the most participants. 

Honorable mention categories for individuals and teams:

  • Best costume
  • Best cheerleader
  • Best high-fiver

Printable 5k Training Program

Training to walk or run the 5k? Print the eNeRGy 5k Training Program. 

Hang Out Awhile! Vendors & Inflatables 



Want to be a vendor at the event? Contact [email protected] 

Event Sponsors

If you would like to be a sponsor of the eNeRGy community event, please contact [email protected]  or 304-254-8488.


Active Southern West Virginia (ActiveSWV) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to provide opportunities for physical exercise in southern West Virginia, thereby improving health and wellness of its citizens and workforce. In partnership with the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority, Active SWV operates programs within under-served communities where living a healthy lifestyle is critical to life expectancy and economic diversity.
Active Southern West Virginia seeks to improve the health of all southern West Virginians by providing opportunities for active lifestyles. Active Southern West Virginia develops community programs to create a culture of exercise and physical activity in southern West Virginia.

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