13th Annual Race for the Birds

  • Saturday, April 05, 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • National Conservation Training Center
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will hold its 13th annual "This Race is for the Birds!" on Saturday, April 5, in Shepherdstown.

The race will be held on the beautiful 538-acre campus of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center (NCTC).

It will include two professionally timed races, one 4.9 miles long and another 7.7 miles long.

There will also be a self-timed 2-mile community jog/walk for families and individuals who prefer a slower pace, and a 1-mile "Fun Run" for children under 10 years of age.

The children's Fun Run will be free. Fees for the other portions of the event will range from $15 to $25.

Registration will open Thanksgiving Day, 2013 at active.com.

Registration for these two races will be capped at 400 for both, so same-day registration may not be available for them.

The two timed races will follow trails that wind through the forests and fields of the NCTC campus.

The 2-mile jog/walk will follow a course that will be very user-friendly for families with small children, and trail-friendly baby joggers will be appropriate and encouraged.

The trails on the NCTC campus are not normally open to the general public so this will be a good opportunity to visit and enjoy the facility's trail network.

The two timed races will begin at 9:00 a.m. The jog/walk will begin shortly afterwards and the children's Fun Run will be held at about 10:45 a.m.

All proceeds from the event will be used to support Potomac Valley Audubon's programs for children, and all fees will be tax deductible.


           © 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society

              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
              phone // 304-676-3397

Yankauer Nature Preserve (Berkeley County)
Eidolon Nature Preserve (Morgan County)
Stauffer's Marsh (Berkeley County)
Cool Spring Nature Preserve (Jefferson County)

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director //   304-676-3397 
Kristin@potomacaudubon.org

Kimberly Baldwin, Program Director //
304-350-9735
Kimberly@potomacaudubon.org

Ellen Murphy,
 Program Specialist //    
304-676-8739 
Ellen@potomacaudubon.org

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026
AdultPrograms@PotomacAudubon.org

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
Amy@PotomacAudubon.org
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