Active SWV’s Kids Fall Fun Fitness Challenge – Register now!

Active SWV is launching a free Kids Fall Fun Fitness Challenge designed to get kids moving! Covid-19 has made in-person Kids Run Clubs challenging to do this time around. Therefore, Active SWV is providing this FREE virtual challenge so that kids and families can be active safely at home. All Kids Run Club ...

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Meet the Gardner Family at the Finish Line – NRG Virtual 10K

Virtual races give us a fun way to stay active, but the energy from running with the crowd is missing. You may feel like you are alone during your “race” trying to push yourself for a good time with no cheering friends, family, and volunteers. The race crowd is out here and the Gardner family wants to share their race with you and provide some support at our virtual finish line.

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April Participant of the Month: Cara Stewart

Active SWV staff and Community Captains have been working hard to provide alternatives to staying active while physically distancing. One of the current online challenges anyone can participate in is the Move Your Way, Southern WV Challenge – Extended Edition. This online challenge asks everyone to look through the Move Your Way(sm) educational website and use the Activity Tracker to make a plan for the week to meet ...

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Kaymoor Trail Hike

Join Active SWV Community Captains for a moderate hike on the Kaymoor Trail. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, warm clothing, and rain gear.

Meet at the Brooklyn Trailhead: To reach the trailhead from Route 19, follow Route 16 south through the town of Fayetteville. Take a left on Gateway Road (sign indicates Kaymoor and Cunard). Follow Gatewood Road for 4.6 miles and turn left at the sign for Cunard. Go 1.8 miles and turn left at both of the signs ...

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Active SWV Family Triathlon

Active SWV Family Triathlon

The fourth annual Active SWV Family Triathlon provides a race event that is friendly to beginners and allows the entire family to compete together. It makes an impact with young runners to see other kids their age taking part in this race. But kids of all ages are welcome to build teams or race as individuals.

This is a great race for any age and welcoming to beginner abilities.
Participants can compete as an individual or ...

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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.

The second ...

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The 5 A’s To Improving Access to Physical Activity

Active SWV Works to Remove Barriers to Living an Active Lifestyle

What’s standing in your way?

You can improve your path to a successful active lifestyle by assessing the barriers you face on a daily level. This assessment can also be applied to family and friends whom you ...

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Now Accepting Volunteer Community Captains for 2019

Active SWV Community Captains lead free activities of interest to them, in places and times convenient to them and inviting for their families, friends and neighbors. This peer-to-peer approach enables every day people to become leaders of health in their communities.

What is a Community Captain?

Community ...

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Active SWV Bike/Walk goes to Damascus

As Active SWV Bike/Walk’s Coordinator, I was recently invited to join some fellow West Virginians to visit and tour Damascus, Virginia, which has embraced its identity as a “Trail Town”. Damascus is in the Mount Rogers District of Southwest Virginia, about 10 miles off of Interstate Highway 81. Some very popular trails converge in Damascus including the Iron Mountain Trail, U.S. Bicycle Route 76, the ...

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