Regional Free Fun Run/Walk

Active SWV Regional Free Fun Run/Walk

Celebrating active lifestyles in the New River Gorge region
May 11th 10am-12pm

This free 5k walk or run event will take place at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, WV on May 11th at 10am. The morning will begin with the Kids Run Dash 1 mile. Children of all ages are invited for a group photo, start line dance party, field games, and post race snacks. This event is not timed.

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Youth Essay Winner: Morgan Stover

We are excited to announce another winner of the Active SWV Bridge Day 5k Youth Essay Contest, Morgan Stover.

“What motivates me to be physically active is the feeling I get after I have successfully completed a workout or a good run. I run cross country and play softball for Liberty High School. These two sports help me not only stay physically active, but it helps my mental state.”

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Find Out What’s Happening in 2017

Active SWV wants you to know all the opportunities happening this year. This list will help you find free, family friendly activities great for beginners in Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, and Summers counties:

Webpage calendar We call this the “home base” of all our programs

Newsletter Sign Up Monthly updates and some special event announcements

Active Southern West Virginia Facebook Page

Active Southern West Virginia Bulletin Board Facebook Group

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AmeriCorps VISTA Position Available with Active SWV

Active Southern West Virginia is currently accepting applications for an AmeriCorps VISTA position to facilitate the recruiting, programming, mentoring, training, and tracking of our Community Captain program in addition to supporting regional special events. 

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The Active Southern WV Development and Outreach VISTA member will build the capacity of Active Southern WV by developing and implementing the plan for physical activities and organized exercise for underserved communities in Southern ...

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ActiveSWV Kids Running Club: Pilot Program at Valley Elementary School Begins Soon!

Active Southern West Virginia presents the ActiveSWV Valley Elementary School Running Club, the first round of after school programming. Principal Harrah and PE Teacher Linkous will facilitate the program with support from the staff at ActiveSWV. Weekly after school training’s will work to prepare the kids for a one mile competition on October 7th.

The big race day will be Wednesday October 7th at 4:30pm at Valley Elementary School. The team will have healthy snacks after school and begin their ...

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Get Active By Volunteering

Volunteerism strengthens communities in so many ways. Outside of the obvious benefits of helping organizations in your community support the most dire needs of the those around you, research also shows that it is good for you, saves resources, provides opportunity for professional development, brings people together, promotes personal growth, provides a learning experience, and encourages civic responsibility. What’s not to love? And the best part is the smile on the faces of those you are serving, and knowing no ...

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