I hope you and your family are safe and well. We understand these are unique times and you are facing difficult decisions every day about your daily and weekly routines.
Active Southern West Virginia has decided to limit personal contact through the month of June to focus on continuing to bring you online resources. Bare with us, we are in the background preparing in-person programs to deliver the social supports greatly needed to recover from the medical, economic, and emotional toll this has taken on our communities.
Use the month of June to invite your immediate friends and family to be active with you. Extend the invitation to meet online, over the phone, and distanced in your neighborhoods. Having companionship in healthy behaviors will make you more successful in reaching your goals.
Wait, you need a goal? Explore below all the ways you can safely be active with your friends and family right now!
Stay safe and active,
Melanie Seiler
Executive Director
Active SWV

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Regional Free Fun Run/Walk

May 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am12:00 pm

Active SWV Regional Free Fun Run/Walk

Celebrating active lifestyles in the New River Gorge region
May 11th 10am-12pm

This free 5k walk or run event will take place at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, WV on May 11th at 10am. The morning will begin with the Kids Run Dash 1 mile. Children of all ages are invited for a group photo, start line dance party, field games, and post race snacks. This event is not timed.

The second event of the morning will be a team and individual 5K walk or run for all ages. This is the time to form a co-worker team, high school team, or friends and family team. This is a group walk and run around the Woodrow Wilson football track. Healthy vendors will be on site along with field games during and after the running events. This is not a timed run/walk.

Active SWV Kids Run Clubs will be attending to celebrate the great work they have been putting in to living active lifestyles. There will be 20 elementary schools invited across Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, and Summers Counties. With over 900 students participating in the program, this Regional Fun Run is a day to bring these schools together to be part of large, vibrant, active region.

Shortly after the Kids Run Dash event, the starting line will be open to people across the region. Co-workers, friends, family, clubs, schools, and individuals will dash around the track together. This event is not timed. Walk or run as little or as much as you like. Set goals for yourself and for your team.

Utilize the Active SWV 5K Training Manual to follow a safe training plan to work up to a 5K distance and view the Active SWV webpage calendar for Community Captain programs happening near you to be part of your training plan.

All participants are asked to sign in and sign a waiver of liability and photo release. Please make us aware of any photograph restrictions. Registration is the day of the event. There is no pre-registration.

Volunteers are needed to help with check in and water station.

Interested healthy vendors should contact [email protected] Vendors need to arrive onsite at 9:15am and stay until noon.


May 11, 2019
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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