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. Each Signature Event has its own page to learn more. You can also find out more about volunteering for events at the bottom of this page.

West virginia Wild & Wonderful Race Series

2023 – Run the Summit and New River Gorge Rim to Rim

The West Virginia Wild & Wonderful Race Series is a partnership of local race directors offering high quality race events across the state to showcase world class locations, run-cation experiences, healthy activities, and make positive economic impacts in our communities. The WV Race Series is a partnership between Greenbrier River Trail Marathon, Appalachian Timing Group, Canaan Valley Running Company, and Active Southern West Virginia to co-brand 7 race weekends in 2023.

In order to be eligible for Series Swag you must do one of the following:
By completing one race in three regions – you will earn a commemorative shirt ($30 value)!
By completing one race in all four regions – you will earn BOTH a commemorative shirt ($30 value) and commemorative hoodie ($65 value)!

Run the Summit

April  2024

Location: The Bechtel Summit Reserve, Fayette County WV

5K – 10K – Half Marathon

RunSignUp Registration Coming Soon
Facebook Event Page


Race Webpage
RunSignUp Registration Coming Soon
Facebook Event Page

Family TRY-athlon

June 2024

Location: Lake Stephens

1400 Lake Stephens Road
Surveyor, WV US 25932

Active SWV’s Family TRY-athlon is a free event at Lake Stephen’s designed to give kids and families a chance to get active TOGETHER! Try out running, biking, and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) all in one day. Active SWV will have equipment and volunteers ready to help you try out a bike course, marked run, and SUP!

Registration RunSignUp
Facebook Event Page

Swing Fore! Southern WV Golf Tournament

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Location: Bridge Haven Golf Course

Come out for a fun day of golf, special event prizes, a buy-in putting contest and more – accompanied by a delicious lunch! Tournament format will be a 4-person scramble (best ball). Registration includes lunch and a goodie bag with assorted aids including a mulligan and red tee per player. 

Facebook Event Page

bridge day 5k run

October 21, 2023

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 2023

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.

Volunteers are always needed and are the key to a great event. Please fill out the form linked below or contact our office if you would like to support these great opportunities (and have some fun)!
[email protected] | (304) 254-8488