Active Kids Powered by Volunteers

The Active SWV Kids Run Club program teaches kids the skills and confidence they need to lead healthy, physically active lives beyond their time in the program. This free, 6-8-week club creates a supportive, inclusive, and non-competitive environment for children to learn about running and develop a love of being physically active. Through hands on instruction from trained volunteer ‘Coaches’, kids learn how to properly warm up, cool down, stretch, run, and fuel their bodies while building both teamwork ...

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10 Reasons to start a Kids Run Club at your school


The Kids Run Club program has been steadily growing since it ran its pilot Club at Valley Elementary School in 2015. Now, 29 schools and community groups have hosted Kids Run Clubs all across Raleigh, Summers, Fayette, and Nicholas Counties. Join Fayetteville Elementary, Valley Elementary, New River ...

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Active SWV Bridge Day 5k 2018

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The third annual Active SWV Bridge Day 5K will be held on October 20, 2018 to allow runners one day a year to run across the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia.

All the details here: https://activeswv.org/racerinfo2018

Spaces will be limited to 400 racers. Registration will open on February 2, 2018 at 12pm.
Registration link: https://aptiming.com/ActiveSWV2018BridgeDay5K

Enjoy a recap of ...

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Bridge Day 5k

The second annual Active SWV Bridge Day 5K will be held on October 21, 2017 to allow runners one day a year to run across the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia.

All the details are here: https://activeswv.org/bridgeday5k

Spaces will be limited to 400 racers.

Enjoy a recap of the first annual Active SWV Bridge Day 5K:https://activeswv.org/bridgeday5k2016recap

This event is a fundraiser for area school kids run clubs; ...

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Group Trail Run in the Park

Join Community Captain Charity, at the Grandview Visitor Center. Find a new way to explore the trails. Learn running tips, like how to pace, before going on a slow one mile trail run. This is a free and easy way to get into some trail running with a friendly group who can offer running suggestions. Beginners are welcome and first time runners will be ...

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Collins Middle School

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 ...

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Fairdale Elementary Run Club

Fairdale Elementary School Run Club, powered by Active Southern West Virginia, completed its first session on October 25th, 2016

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Led by passionate head coaches, Laura Ayers, Fairdale parent, and Carla Ayers-Mollahan, Liberty High School Cross Country coach, and with the additional support of many faculty volunteers, Fairdale was able to manage 50+ participants in their run club. The group ...

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Panther Creek Elementary Run Club

The Panther Creek Elementary Run Club, powered by Active SWV, completed its first run club session on October 19th with a celebratory fun run! The Panther Creek Elementary Run club had over 75 participants, ages ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade, and more than 15 parent and teacher volunteers that helped to lead the run club on a weekly basis. The participants were divided into 4 groups: the Bobcats (K-1st), Mountain Lions (2nd), Jaguars (3rd), and, ...

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