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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Active SWV To Offer Free Lifestyle Management Online Classes

Individuals in West Virginia are invited to participate in preventing type 2 diabetes with the PreventT2 lifestyle change program offered by Active Southern West Virginia. Guided by trained lifestyle coaches, groups of participants learn the skills they need to make lasting changes such as losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and managing stress.

PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention ...

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City of Hinton Advances Plans For New River Access

Bike/Walk and Paddle in Southern West Virginia

Active Southern West Virginia values safe places to be active and bringing awareness to opportunities to be physically active within walking distance of neighborhoods and communities. The walkability and bikeability of a community have an effect on the health of the residents and increases the attractiveness of a city for new residents.

The City of Hinton has been given river front land by the State ...

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Mount Hope – July Community of the Month

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, so does the city of Mount Hope, West Virginia. Mount Hope is one of many coal impacted communities in southern West Virginia working to improve the quality of life for their decreasing populations while pivoting their economy. Active living assets and opportunities are strategies this city has set as a priority and Active Southern West Virginia is proud to be a partner in this important work.

Mount Hope Active Living Projects

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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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June Virtual Participant of the Month- Stephanie Hill

Stephanie Hill Active SWV Virtual Participant of the Month

Before Covid-19, Stephanie Hill was attending the REFIT at Central Headstart in Beckley 2-3 days a week for the last year and a half. Active SWV Community Captains have tried new and inventive ways to keep participants engaged during this ...

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Regional Fun Run 5k Winners

Virtual Kids Run Club comes to a close

Active SWV’s Virtual Kids Run Club and Regional Fun Run event wrapped up Memorial day weekend after six weeks of activity. The Virtual Club had participants from Clear Fork Elementary, Ghent Elementary, Summersville Elementary, Birch River Elementary, Shady Spring Elementary, Fairdale Elementary, Fayetteville pk-8, Panther Creek ...

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