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‘Race for the Birds’ coming soon

By Staff | Mar 10, 2017

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will hold its 15th annual “This Race is for the Birds!” event on Saturday, Apr. 8.

The race will be held at Wild Goose Farm at 293 Shepherd Grade Road in Shepherdstown. The farm is just across the road from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ National Conservation Training Center, where the event used to be held. The Center is no longer able to host the event.

The event will include two professionally timed races-one 5 kilometers long and another 10 kilometers long.

There will also be a 1-mile “Fun Run” for children under 10 years of age.

In addition, adults and families who wish to walk or jog the 5K course at their own pace may do so.

The 5 and 10K races will follow non-technical cross-country trails through the farm’s scenic fields, rolling hills and woods. The course will be suitable for all runners.

The 5 and 10K races will begin at 9 a.m. The children’s Fun Run will be held at 10:45 a.m.

The children’s Fun Run will be free. The fees for the 5K and 10K races will be $25 and $30, respectively, for those who pre-register before Mar. 25. Same-day registration will be $5 more for both distances.

Registration for the 5K and 10K races will be capped at 400 for both, so same-day registration may not be available. To register, and for more information, go to the race website at www.race4birds.org. Or contact Nan Johnson at race4birds@potomacaudubon.org or 304-870-4414.

All proceeds will be used to support Potomac Valley Audubon programs, and all fees will be tax deductible.