Stand Up For Healthy Communities

The New River Gorge Stand Up Paddle Board Race powered by Active Southern West Virginia

Active Southern West Virginia’s mission is to increase opportunity for physical activity. With an executive director who has a life long passion for paddle sports, it is easy to see the connection between the world’s fastest growing paddle sport, SUP, and the mission to increase access in southern West Virginia. This year the New River Gorge SUP Race offered multiple races to appeal to ...

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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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Collins Middle School

The Collins Middle School Run Club, powered by Active SWV, has been meeting to run 3 times a week throughout the winter. Although the cold weather keeps most people inside, this group has learned that the winter doesn’t have to hold them back. The group has been tough as nails getting active outside during these winter months, and volunteer coach and Collins Middle School teacher, Joe Lovell, makes it easy for them by teaching them about proper running ...

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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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Panther Creek Elementary Run Club

The Panther Creek Elementary Run Club, powered by Active SWV, completed its first run club session on October 19th with a celebratory fun run! The Panther Creek Elementary Run club had over 75 participants, ages ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade, and more than 15 parent and teacher volunteers that helped to lead the run club on a weekly basis. The participants were divided into 4 groups: the Bobcats (K-1st), Mountain Lions (2nd), Jaguars (3rd), and, ...

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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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ActiveSWV Beards Fork Energy Express Run Club

Active Southern West Virginia completed its pilot Energy Express Kids Run Club at the Southern Appalachian Labor School at Beards Fork. Energy Express is a summer reading program developed and facilitated by the WVU Extension Service.

All kids that participated in the program completed 30 minutes of physical activity each day, as a part of the program, two of which were designated run club training days. The group ran laps around their track and played ...

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Ask For An Active Southern West Virginia Kids Run Club At Your School!

Active SWV Kids Running Club

Active Southern West Virginia completed its first elementary school running club pilot program in partnership with Valley Elementary School in Smithers, Fayette County, West Virginia fall 2015. Since then, Active SWV has expanded running clubs to Ansted Middle School, Summersville Elementary, and the Energy Express summer program at the Southern Appalachian Labor School at Beards Fork.

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