Race for the Birds set for Saturday, April 9

April 01, 2011


The Potomac Valley Audubon Society's 10th annual Race is for the Birds will be Saturday, April 9, on the campus of the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) near Shepherds-town.

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 two races will begin at 9 a.m. The jog/walk will begin shortly afterward 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.

For full information, go to the race website at

Online registration is available there through a link to Or, contact the race directors, James and Suzy Munnis, at or 304-876-6784.

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