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 for 2019-2020


Winter Wonderland Walk/Run 5K 2019

November 30th at Fayette County Park

$10 per person, 12 and younger enter for free

Participant ornament per family

Onsite registration only

Facebook event page

Sponsors; Columbia Forest Products, Highlawn Funeral Home, Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency, Outside In Climbing Gym



Active SWV Regional Free Fun Run/Walk 5K 2020

April 18th at Woodrow Wilson High School


Find more details coming soon. Save the date!


Almost Heaven Paddle Battle 2020

May 9th at Summersville Lake

Kayak, canoe, paddle board categories. Registration open March 1st.

Free youth paddle board race


Active SWV Battle Run Triathlon 2020

June 13th at Summersville Lake

Fees to enter: Individual or family (group) Before May 15th $30 adult/ $10 youth. After May 15th $40 adult/ $20 youth.

1.2 mile run, 2 mile bike, 1 mile paddle course

Shirts, finisher medals, and lunch included

Save the date. Registration opens April 1st.


New River Gorge Stand Up Paddle Board Race 2020

September 20th at Fayette Station on the New River

Facebook event page; New River Gorge SUP Race 2019

Fee to enter: $30 Individual men’s, women’s, and free for youth

Shirts, top finisher trophies, and dinner included


Active SWV Bridge Day 5K 2020

October 17th during Bridge Day in Fayetteville WV

Racer Information Page

Fees to enter: Opening date – Feb 28th $40, March 1 – May 30 $50, June 1 – August 15th $55, August 16 – Oct 5th $60, Oct 6 – Oct 14 $75

Shirt, finisher medal, top finisher medal, transportation, post race snacks


Active SWV Ugly Sweater 5K Run/Walk 2020

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




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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