Successful Fall Season for Active Southern West Virginia Kids Run Clubs

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, ...

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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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New River Gorge SUP Race

This event is made possible by Active Southern West Virginia. Come be a spectator to West Virginia’s largest stand up paddle board race!

Two race courses will offer opportunity for intermediate and advanced paddlers to compete; Attainment Race & Downriver Race.

Race fee is $30 per person. This includes both races even if you choose to only do one race. ...

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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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Summersville Elementary Run Club

The Summersville Elementary Run Club, powered by Active Southern West Virginia, completed its second session on October 27th, 2016.summesrvill-e

Summerville Elementary Run Club trained for 7 weeks this fall and celebrated with a fun run facilitated by the Nicholas County High School cross country coach. Cross country team members joined the coach to mark the course, participate as ...

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ActiveSWV Beards Fork Energy Express Run Club

Active Southern West Virginia completed its pilot Energy Express Kids Run Club at the Southern Appalachian Labor School at Beards Fork. Energy Express is a summer reading program developed and facilitated by the WVU Extension Service.

All kids that participated in the program completed 30 minutes of physical activity each day, as a part of the program, two of which were designated run club training days. The group ran laps around their track and played ...

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SUP: Fayette County 4-H Outdoor Club

Stand up paddle boarding has been growing in the last 10 years to include activity on rivers and lakes. This makes it a perfect sport for West Virginia. Active Southern WV believes in creating opportunity for our youth to experience all the adventure sports our state is known for. The month of May is devoted to getting High School ages kids exposed to our recreation options.

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