Race for the Birds scheduled April 9

April 03, 2011
  • Hoxton Financial Inc. President and CEO A.R. Rob Hoxton IV is pictured with Potomac Valley Audubon Society Executive Director Kristin Alexander. Hoxton Financial is the lead local business sponsor for the PVAS upcoming Race for the Birds.
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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Hoxton Financial Inc., a Shepherdstown-based wealth-management firm, is the lead local business sponsor for the Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s upcoming Race for the Birds.

The race will be April 9 at the National Conservation Training Center just outside Shepherdstown.

Hoxton Financial is one of two platinum-level sponsors who have each contributed more than $1,000. The other sponsor at that level is the Friends of Mark Benedict, a group of individuals who sponsor the race each year to honor the memory of Dr. Mark A. Benedict, a local conservation scientist who died in 2006.

The other race sponsors are:

• Gold level ($500 or more): Shepherd University Wellness Center; Shepherdstown Chronicle; Two Rivers Treads; National Conservation Training Center

• Silver level ($250 or more): Associated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Caribbean Islands Travel Service; Chick-fil-A of Martinsburg, W.Va.; HypnoCoffee, Coffee Roaster-Coffee Bar; Jefferson Security Bank; Progressive Printing; Roach Energy, Oil & Propane; Dr. Ray Vanderhook

• Bronze level ($100 or more): Bavarian Inn; Joe and Susan Brookreson; Dickinson and Wait Craft Gallery; Dr. David Miljour; Edward Jones Investments, Shepherdstown;; GlitterBugz Face Painting; Go Green Gals; Grapes and Grains Gourmet; Lynne Wiseman, Realtor; McAteer & Associates, PLLC; Mellow Moods Café; Nesquik-Juicy Juice; Panhandle Medical Associates; Patthoff General Dentistry; Pedal and Paddle; Potomac Portable Restrooms and Septic Service, LLC; Potomac-Mecklenburg Garden Club; Professional SportsCare & Rehab; Shepherdstown Sweet Shop; Stone Soup Bistro

The race will include two races — one 4.9 miles long and another 7.7 miles long. There will also be a 2-mile community jog/walk for families and those who prefer a slower pace, and a 1-mile fun run for those younger than 10. The two races will begin at 9 a.m. The jog/walk will begin shortly afterward and the children’s run will be held at about 10:45 a.m.

There is no cost for children to participate in the fun run. Fees for the other portions of the event range from $15 to $25. All proceeds will be used to support Potomac Valley Audubon’s programs for children, and all fees are tax-deductible.

To register, go to; contact; or call 304-876-6784.

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