Race to take off Saturday
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s 10th annual “Race is for the Birds” will be held April 9 on the campus of the National Conservation Training Center near Shepherdstown.
As it did last year, the event will feature 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 4.9- and 7.7-mile races will follow trails that wind through the forests and fields of the 538-acre 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 event is a good opportunity to visit and enjoy the facility’s beautiful trail network.
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 the society’s programs for children, and all fees will be tax deductible.
For full information, go to the race website at www.raceforthebirds.org. On-line registration is available there through a link to Active.com. Or contact the race directors, James and Suzy Munnis, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-876-6784.
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is a United Way of the Eastern Panhandle partner agency and a member of the Combined Federal Campaign.