eNeRgY Community Walk/Run

Celebrating active lifestyles in the New River Gorge Region

The New River Gorge Region is invited to the eNeRGy Community Walk/Run powered by Active SWV on Saturday, May 12th at Woodrow Wilson High School. Join us as we celebrate active lifestyles for a FREE 5k Community Walk/Run and the MedExpress Kids Run Club Dash. All ages are welcome to come as an individual, family, or form your own team.

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Welcome New VISTA for Active SWV, Emily Wilkinson

Active Southern West Virginia is very pleased to announce the start of our new AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer In Service To America) member, Emily Wilkinson, this week. Emily will be serving with Active SWV for the next year to sustain and grow the Active SWV Kids Run Clubs, devote time to broadening the Active SWV Workplace Wellness program, and contribute her passion and public health skills to all ...

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Youth Essay Contest for the ActiveSWV Bridge Day 5K

Active SWV Kids Run Clubs throughout southern West Virginia benefit from the ActiveSWV Bridge Day 5K proceeds. You could be a part of the race across the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia during the state’s largest one day festival, Bridge Day! Active Southern West Virginia works hard to provide trained volunteer led programs year round throughout Raleigh, Summers, Nicholas and Fayette counties. This race is a celebration of that work and another great way for our local families to ...

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Fairdale Elementary Run Club

Fairdale Elementary School Run Club, powered by Active Southern West Virginia, completed its first session on October 25th, 2016

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Led by passionate head coaches, Laura Ayers, Fairdale parent, and Carla Ayers-Mollahan, Liberty High School Cross Country coach, and with the additional support of many faculty volunteers, Fairdale was able to manage 50+ participants in their run club. The group ...

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Cranberry Prosperity Elementary Run Club

The Cranberry Prosperity Elementary Run Club, powered by Active Southern West Virginia, completed its first session on October 27th.

cranberry-prosperity-group-photoLed by Head Coach, Liz Decker, this group of students met once a week for 8 weeks of training. They learned many different exercises and stretches throughout the program as Decker taught the group a new exercise and stretch ...

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Valley Elementary Run Club

The Valley Elementary School Run Club, powered by Active Southern West Virginia, capped off its third session with an exciting color run on October 19th, 2016.  valley-elem  As our veteran run club, Valley Elementary has been adding exciting features to their run club. This fall, they grouped the participants into teams and had a competition between the teams. Each team ...

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Summersville Elementary Run Club

The Summersville Elementary Run Club, powered by Active Southern West Virginia, completed its second session on October 27th, 2016.summesrvill-e

Summerville Elementary Run Club trained for 7 weeks this fall and celebrated with a fun run facilitated by the Nicholas County High School cross country coach. Cross country team members joined the coach to mark the course, participate as ...

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Introducing Community Captain Erin Clay

cc-erin-clay-bring-the-kidsThis month we are highlighting Community Captain Erin Clay to show our appreciation for her service and to showcase a little bit of her story. We hope it will resonate with some of our readers and motivate them to start their journey toward a healthy and active lifestyle change. We strongly believe that without the hard work and dedication of ...

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Active SWV Family Triathlon at Summersville Lake

The inaugural Active Southern West Virginia Family Triathlon, in support of ActiveSWV Kids Run Clubs, was a great success! Held on Saturday, August 20, 2016, in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Summersville Dam celebration, a field of 50 participants, including kids, parents and grandparents, ran, biked and paddled a course set up adjacent to the Summersville Lake beach. This family-friendly, beginner event included a 4.4-mile course, divided into a 1.2-mile run, 2.2-mile bicycle ride, and a 1-mile ...

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Active SWV Summersville Elementary School Running Club

Active SWV Kids Run! 

This week Summersville Elementary School wrapped up their second training day for the Active SWV SES Kids Running Club. The program has been so successful from the start with over 100 kids signed up to participate!

Principal Butcher took on the challenge to lead with eloquence, working to recruit teacher and parent volunteers to make sure they could create a ratio that would facilitate not only a ...

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