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Race for the Birds set for April 9

By Staff | Mar 25, 2011

(Submitted photo) The lead local business sponsor for the Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s Race for the Birds is?Hoxton Financial, Inc. The race will be held April 9.

Hoxton Financial, Inc., a Shepherdstown-based wealth management firm, is the lead local business sponsor for the Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s upcoming Race for the Birds.

The race will be held April 9 at the National Conservation Training Center just outside Shepherdstown.

Hoxton Financial is one of two “Platinum” Level sponsors, who have each contributed more than $1,000. The other sponsor at this level is the “Friends of Mark Benedict,” a group of individuals who sponsor the race each year to honor the memory of Dr. Mark A. Benedict, a local conservation scientist who passed away in 2006.

The other race sponsors include

Gold Level ($500 or more): Shepherd University Wellness Center, The Shepherdstown Chronicle, Two Rivers Treads, USFWS National Conservation Training Center;

Silver Level ($250 or more): Associated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Caribbean Islands Travel Service; Chick-fil-A of Martinsburg; HypnoCoffee, Coffee Roaster-Coffee Bar; Jefferson Security Bank; Progressive Printing; Roach Energy, Oil & Propane; Dr. Ray Vanderhook, DDS, MS;

Bronze Level ($100 or more): Bavarian Inn; Joe and Susan Brookreson; Dickinson & Wait Craft Gallery; Dr. David Miljour, Chiropractor; Edward Jones Investments, Shepherdstown; FUNKYCPA.COM; GlitterBugz FacePainting; Go Green Gals; Grapes and Grains Gourmet; Lynne Wiseman@era.com, realtor; McAteer & Associates, PLLC; Mellow Moods Cafe; Nesquik-Juicy Juice; Panhandle Medical Associates; Patthoff General Dentistry; Pedal and Paddle, 876-3000; Potomac Portable Restrooms and Septic Service, LLC; Potomac-Mecklenburg Garden Club; Professional SportsCare & Rehab; Shepherdstown Sweet Shop; Stone Soup Bistro.

The April 9 race 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 those who prefer a slower pace, and a 1-mile “Fun Run” for children under 10 years of age.

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

The children’s Fun Run will be free. Fees for the other portions of the event will range from $15 to $25. All proceeds will be used to support PVAS’ programs for children, and all fees will be tax deductible.

To register visit www.raceforthebirds.org.