The Active SWV Kids Run Club program seeks to improve the health outcomes of southern West Virginian youth by empowering them with the knowledge, ...Continue Reading →
The New River Gorge Region is invited to the eNeRGy Community Walk/Run powered by Active SWV on Saturday, May 12th at Woodrow Wilson High School. Join us as we celebrate active lifestyles for a FREE 5k Community Walk/Run and the MedExpress Kids Run Club Dash. All ages are welcome to come as an individual, family, or form your own team.
The Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) Kids Run Club program began in 2015 with one school, Valley Elementary School. The Active SWV Kids Run Club program has grown to 21 schools and two community groups throughout Nicholas, Fayette, ...Continue Reading →
Beginning running early is a key to success and beating childhood obesity, too. The Active Southern West Virginia Kids Run Club is a perfect example of how it gets started. Since its inception with one school three years ago, the program has now involved more than 1000 students and hundreds of adult volunteers. There have been 21 different Kids Run Clubs and two community groups. The program added five new school groups this fall alone.
Recently Emily ...Continue Reading →
Bring the whole family and join Active Southern West Virginia Community Captains and National Park Service rangers for a Tai Chi program in the Grandview area of New River Gorge National River. Learn the ancient Chinese practice of qi gong in this beginner program. Trained volunteers will teach you the basic form and movements to build better balance and muscle control.
**No Reservations Required
Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) Kids Run Clubs seek to help kids to develop an enjoyment and understanding of exercise, while learning healthy habits that extend beyond the program. Participants learn the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle, team building, and techniques for being a healthy runner in a 6-8 week program that emphasizes confidence building and inclusivity.
“My favorite thing about Run Club is that it not only inspires the kids, but also inspires me, ...Continue Reading →
Active Southern West Virginia is very pleased to announce the start of our new AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer In Service To America) member, Emily Wilkinson, this week. Emily will be serving with Active SWV for the next year to sustain and grow the Active SWV Kids Run Clubs, devote time to broadening the Active SWV Workplace Wellness program, and contribute her passion and public health skills to all ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
The second annual Active SWV Bridge Day 5K will be held on October 21, 2017 to allow runners one day a year to race across the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia. This year the Bridge Day Commission has approved the increase from 200 racers to 400 racers. Registration will open on March 1st so be sure to save the date!
Spaces will be limited so please mark interested in this Facebook event page to be ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →