signature events

Signature Events updates are coming soon. We are working towards adhering to CDC guidelines and making decisions as these guidelines change.

The health and safety of the people in southern West Virginia has always been our priority at Active Southern West Virginia. This is a challenging time and our hearts go out to families and individuals being affected by this public health crisis. Thank you to everyone who is working on the front lines and all the lines to manage this situation. 

We are all experiencing new stress and disrupted schedules. Our routines have changed and our comfort in being with friends and co-workers has been altered. It is extremely important at this time for everyone to follow the recommendations of physical distancing now and in the coming weeks. It is tempting to invite people you care about to meet in person, but I urge everyone to practice safe interactions. 

Active SWV staff and volunteer Community Captains are finding creative ways to stay active safely. I am proud to offer you a collection of unique, local resources we have found to be helpful. We are all here for social support, too! We want to see your workouts, sweaty selfies, game ideas, and beautiful trails. 

Stay safe and active!
Melanie Seiler, Executive Director 


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.

Ugly 2020 Sweater walk/run

November 29, 2020 | Fayette County Park

$10 Entry Fee for ages over 12 and free for participants under 12, but not timed. Participant ornaments provided.

WV Strong Fall
Running Challenge

September 14-December 21, 2020

210 mile option and 460 mile option

Virtual event. Walk or run, finisher medal, shirt, and fleece blanket.

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May 15, 2021 | 7AM-12PM

The 2021 New River Gorge Rim to Rim 10K will be a running road race from one side of the New River Gorge to the other. 

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bridge day 5k run

October 16, 2021

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.

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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