Crossover Participants of the Month Joe and Jenni Canterbury

Active Southern West Virginia’s variety of programs reach participants in schools, offices, communities, and places of worship. The Active SWV programs span all age groups with a variety of activities. Participants can cross over from one program to another with confidence knowing Active SWV values safety, acceptance, and support to build new skills.

Meet Joe and Jenni

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Double the Racers Approved for the 2017 ActiveSWV Bridge Day 5K

The second annual Active SWV Bridge Day 5K will be held on October 21, 2017 to allow runners one day a year to race across the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia. This year the Bridge Day Commission has approved the increase from 200 racers to 400 racers. Registration will open on March 1st so be sure to save the date!

Spaces will be limited so please mark interested in this Facebook event page to be ...

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Active SWV Bridge Day 5K 2016 Recap

Active Southern West Virginia is proud to have hosted the first 5K running event across the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, West Virginia. The Active SWV Bridge Day 5k, benefiting Active SWV Kids Running Clubs, took place on October 15, 2016.


“Bridge Day, one of the largest extreme sports event in the world, is held ...

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City Wide Walk/Run 5K

The goal of the event is raise awareness against childhood obesity in partnership with Action for Healthy Kids, Woodrow Wilson High School, Beckley-Stratton Middle School, and Active Southern West Virginia.

This event is free!

Organize a school team or community team to show your support for a more active southern West Virginia. Each team registered will be announced during the opening ceremonies.

Registration begins at 8:30am at Woodrow Wilson High School Football Field. The event will begin with a 1 mile fun run/walk ...

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Beckley 5K Glow Run

Run and/or walk a 5K at the YMCA Paul Cline Memorial Youth Sports Complex in Beckley, WV on Saturday, 8/29. Registration and check in begins at 6:30 pm. Race starts at 8:30 pm.

$20 for adults and $10 for youth 12 & under for all pre-registrants.
$25 for adults at the Glow Run check-in.
Pre-registration is available until noon on Saturday, 8/29.
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