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


Regional Fun Run/Walk 5K

April 18th at Woodrow Wilson High School


Fun dynamic warm activities, 5K walk or run, kids one lap race, and kids obstacle course


Almost Heaven Paddle Battle

May 9th at Summersville Lake

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

Free youth paddle board race Facebook Event Page.

New River Gorge Rim to Rim 10K

May 16th at Adventure on the Gorge, Fayetteville WV

Road running race 10k, 6.2 miles. Walk or run. Finisher medals, event shirt.

Online registration here. $35 October 1-December 31, $40 January 1-March 15, $45 March 16-May 15, $60 day of registration


Battle Run 5K

June 13th at Battle Run at Summersville Lake

Fees to enter: Individual or family (group) before May 15th $23 adult/ $10 youth and after May 15th $28 adult/ $12 youth.

Categories; Individual men’s & women’s per 10 year age groups for walking and running categories. Teams will be awarded 1st place in Families 12 and under, Families 12 and older (based on the youngest in the team), Friends Teams, and Workplace Teams. *Teams must cross the finish line together.

5 kilometers, 3.1 miles on gravel and paved roads with some hills

Finisher medals and lunch included. Save the date – Registration opens April 1st.


New River Gorge Stand Up Paddle Board Race

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


Bridge Day 5K RUN

October 17th during Bridge Day in Fayetteville WV

Racer Information Page, Facebook Page, Facebook Event 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


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