Beth Hudspeth – February Community Captian of the Month

An Active Southern West Virginia Community Captain is a volunteer who is passionate about prioritizing physical activity. They are local individuals who make time in their lives to offer activities on a regular, dependable schedule for free. Often these individuals come to Active SWV without previous leadership experience, but quickly excel with safety training, guidance from our staff, and a large supportive community.

Every month a Community Captain is selected to receive honorable ...

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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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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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Stand Up For Healthy Communities

The New River Gorge Stand Up Paddle Board Race powered by Active Southern West Virginia

Active Southern West Virginia’s mission is to increase opportunity for physical activity. With an executive director who has a life long passion for paddle sports, it is easy to see the connection between the world’s fastest growing paddle sport, SUP, and the mission to increase access in southern West Virginia. This year the New River Gorge SUP Race offered multiple races to appeal to ...

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