Wild Goose Farm set to host April 8 Audubon race
The new owners of Shepherdstown’s Wild Goose Farm are donating the use of the historic property and its barn for this year’s “Race for the Birds.”
The Race, which will be held on Saturday, April 8, is sponsored by the Potomac Valley Audubon Society. It will feature professionally timed 5K and 10K trail races, and a 1-mile fun run for children. People will also be able to walk or jog the 5K course if they wish.
Proceeds from the race will be used to support the activities of PVAS, which include environmental education and outreach for children and adults in the region.
Wild Goose Farm is located just north of Shepherdstown at 2935 Shepherd Grade Road. It was originally owned and developed by sons of Shepherdstown’s founder, Thomas Shepherd, in the early 19th Century. It currently comprises 173 acres and includes a mansion dating to 1810, a bank barn dating to the 1840s, and numerous additional outbuildings and ponds.
It was purchased in 2016 by Jay Clemens and Caroline Seen, who are operating it as an event venue.
For more information about the April 8 race go to www.raceforthebirds.org.