Hiring: ActiveSWV Development & Outreach VISTA Position

Active Southern West Virginia seeks to improve the health of southern West Virginians by increasing opportunities for physical activity. Our multifaceted approach includes Community Captains, trained community leaders who lead weekly physical activity groups within their communities; Kids Run Clubs, free, inclusive running programs in local elementary and middle schools; Bike Walk SWV, a program dedicated to improving the built environment with bike/walk infrastructure; Workplace Wellness, a program designed to help businesses create healthy workplaces; and the establishment of the New ...

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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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January Community Captain of the Month: Abby Barrett, Montgomery

Active Southern West Virginia takes great pride in its Community Captains. We strongly believe that without them our mission would be impossible. They are dedicated to making their communities a happier, healthier, and an altogether brighter place to live. We are forever grateful for their service and passion for creating free opportunities for their community members to participate in. This month we are highlighting Montgomery Community Captain Abby Barrett to both show appreciation for her service and to ...

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The Many Benefits of Kids Running Clubs

https://www.facebook.com/ActiveSWV/videos/1688627834703228/

The Active SWV Kids Run program believes in the value of encouraging youth to be physically active on a daily basis. This is the next generation of the workforce and potential leaders of our state. Families in our region face many challenges and the staff at Active SWV are ready to facilitate the programs needed to strengthen our region.

But what is it? Who does it? Why? When? How?

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ActiveSWV Training Team- 15K Trailrun

The goal of the Active Southern West Virginia Training Teams is to provide a fun, safe, social and effective training schedule to prepare runners for area events. The Active SWV Fayetteville Training Team began training for the October 10th Sticks & Stones 15K Trail Run on July 26th with the help of Training Team Coach Sarah Coffey. Sarah had competed in the Sticks & Stones 15K for the first time the year before in fall 2014 and is now training ...

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