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.
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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.

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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 Captians are ...

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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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Oak Hill Rail Trail Walking/Running Group

Matt and CourtneyJoin Community Captains Matt and Courtney Bailey every Monday at 5pm on the Oak Hill Rail Trail. The group will meet at the Produce Depot, the orange building across from the Lewis Center. If you are into running you can join Matt on a run on the Oak Hill Rail Trail or if you enjoy walking you can join Courtney and her kids ...

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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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Jumping into Fall with Active SWV

Active Southern West Virginia provides free opportunities to get active by yourself or with family and friends. Interesting and fun activities are lead by trained volunteers to provide safe and educational experiences. 

Check out all that is coming up this week and into West Virginia’s beautiful fall season! 

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September 21st and 26th: Tai ...

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We’re Better Together: The benefits of group exercise

For me, exercise is a lot like washing the dishes. Sometimes you don’t want to do it, but you always feel better after you do; if you have a routine and keep up with it, it’s pretty easy, but if you wait and let the dishes pile up, it can feel a little bit daunting; and it’s a lot more fun if you do it with some friends!

We are told time and time again about the ...

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