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|Race for the Birds 4.9:-Off Road|
|Distance: 4.9 miles trail race|
|Race for the Birds 7.7:-Off Road|
|Distance: 7.7 miles trail race|
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will hold its 14th annual "Race for the Birds!" event on Saturday, April 5, 2014 on the campus of the US Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) near Shepherdstown, WV.
To register, and for more information, go to the race website at www.raceforthebirds.org. Or contact Krista Hawley at [email protected] or 304-876-8471.
The race will include two professionally timed racesone 4.9 miles long and another 7.7 miles long.
Registration for these two races will be capped at 400 for both, so same-day registration may not be available.
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 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 beautiful trail network.
The two 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.
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 Potomac Valley Audubon's programs for children, and all fees will be tax deductible.