Active Southern West Virginia Bridge Day 5K


Fayetteville , WV - New River Gorge


October 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM





Start line and 5K Course

Make sure your race number is on the front of your shirt and very visible. Listen for the music and join the group in a start line dance party.

We do our best to keep this close to a 5K distance, but with a point to point course there could be a slight variation in distance. This course is on open streets. WVU Technical College student volunteers will be stationed throughout the course to assist racers. Yard signs with arrow and “Active Southern WV” will be placed throughout the course along with chalk on the road. It’s an easy drive to scout the route if you get into town Friday evening. Headphones are discouraged.

Finish line details

Historic Fayette County Courthouse 9:40am-10:15am

The giant red arch will display the finish line on Court Street (Rt 16) between City Hall and the County Courthouse. Racers need to pass over the chip pad for time to register. This race includes a finisher medal and top finisher medals in these age groups: 0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+  for Male AND Female.

The plan will be to do awards at the finish line. If the weather becomes windy, rainy, or cool we will move the awards to Memorial Building. Announcements will be made at the finish line if moving to the Memorial Building.

Please stay as you finish to cheer in all the racers and for a group photo on the Court House steps. Racer times will be posted within 48 hours with Appalachian Timing Group and repeatedly shared throughout the Active SWV communication channels.


Entry Fees

Age Groups

Finisher medals for all
Top finisher medals in these age groups: 0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ for Male and Female.


Finisher medals for all
Top finisher medals in these age groups: 0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ for Male and Female.

Charity Information

Kids Run Fundraising Challenge *New for 2018*

Active SWV Kids Run Clubs are the official charitable partner of the Active Southern West Virginia Bridge Day 5K presented by West Virginia Tech. Leading up to the race, we invite you to make your miles matter by joining the Kids Run Challenge. What is the challenge? A way to use your 5K to support good health of our children, your community and our future.

What it takes to raise just $100? Asking 10 friends to donate $10 – its that easy. Once you raise $100, you will receive Team ANThony technical shirts to wear on race day.

Active Southern West Virginia has introduced the Kids Run program to 20 elementary and middle schools in the four county New River Gorge region. Here is what one teacher said about the program at her school:

“Several teachers in our school have come up to me and expressed their gratitude to me for leading this run club, saying that their ‘troubled’ kids have done a complete 180 and have a positive outlet to plug into now! This is all of the gratification I need to continue this journey with our school.”
– Cassie Smith, Hinton Area Elementary

Kids are the future leaders of our community and state. Learning the importance of physical activity now will motivate them to carry on a healthy lifestyle while inspiring their families and friends. Creating a healthy generation will build strong communities and attract a new economy to West Virginia. Join the Challenge.

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