signature events

West Virginia offers beautiful venues of rolling hills, country roads, and local hospitality. Join us for your first race experience or add any race to your calendar.


Active Southern West Virginia Signature Events bring quality fundraising events to southern West Virginia. These fee based races raise funds for the free programs of Active SWV while providing more opportunity for family friendly and beginner racers.

Run the Summit

April 8, 2023

Location: The Bechtel Summit Reserve, Fayette County WV

5K – 10K – Half Marathon – Kids Dash

Race Webpage

RunSignUp Registration

*Opens October 2023

Facebook Event Page


The 2023 New River Gorge Rim to Rim Racw will be a running road race from one side of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve to the other. 

Race Webpage
*Opens October 2023

RunSignUp Registration

Facebook Event Page

New River Gorge Stand Up Paddle board Races

Beginner attainment race

Advanced downriver race

Youth sprint race

RunSignUp Registration
Facebook Group Page

bridge day 5k run

October 15, 2022

Location: Fayetteville, WV

The Active SWV Bridge Day 5K RUN is a run only event across the New River Gorge Bridge. Racers must maintain a jogging pace for the first mile of this event. This event is hosted during the larger Bridge Day event requiring specific racer instructions and guidelines.

Registration RunSignUp
Facebook Event Page

Winter Wonderland Fun Run/Walk

December 4, 2022

Location: Fayette County Park

Walk or run as many laps as you like for one hour. This is not a timed race and there are not awards.

Ugly Sweater contest.

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Volunteers are always needed and are the key to a great event. Please contact our office if you would like to support these great opportunities (and have some fun)! | (304) 254-8488