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14th Annual Audubon Race for the Birds

Race Details
 
Events:

Race for the Birds 4.9

Off Road
: 4.9 miles trail race

Race for the Birds 7.7

Off Road
: 7.7 miles trail race
Race Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Entry Fee: $20 for 4.9 mile; $25 for 7.7 mile; add $5 after March 18.
Location: USFW National Conservation Training Center
Address: 698 Conservation Way
City/State/Zip: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
Country: USA
Registration:
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Description:

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 adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org 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. 

Course Information:


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.

Course Map

Run Course Map

Directions:
Shepherdstown WV is about 75 miles northwest of Washington DC and Baltimore MD. (From Washington, take the Dulles Toll Road and Greenway to Leesburg VA; routes 7 and 9 to Martinsburg, WV; and route 45 to Shepherdstown. From Baltimore, take Interstate 70 to Frederick; Alt. US. 40 to Boonsboro; and state route 34 to Shepherdstown. The National Conservation Training Center is three miles north of Shepherdstown on Shepherd Grade Road (county route 5). 
Other Info:
Shepherdstown offers a variety of accommodations at different price points. See www.shepherdstownvisitorscenter.com for details.
Previous Results:


2013 Results at: phdispatch.com

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