Signature Events Updates are coming soon. We are 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.

Signature Events 2020


WV Strong Fall Running Challenge

September 14th – December 21st – Register here!

210 mile option and 460 mile option

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



New River Gorge Virtual 10K –

Virtual 10K option – June 1-20, 2020. Register here! 

Virtual event. Walk or run. Finisher medals, event shirt.

FAQ here.



Battle Run 5K – Canceled 

Battle Run at Summersville Lake





Bridge Day 5K RUN – Canceled






Winter Wonderland Walk/Run

November 30th at Fayette County Park

$10 Fee to enter for ages over 12 and free for under 12, but not timed

Participant ornaments provided

Onsite registration opens October 1st




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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)! [email protected]    (304) 254-8488