This Race is for the Birds, April 20 at 9amPVAS is people dedicated to preserving, restoring and enjoying the natural world through education and action. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Potomac Valley Audubon Society
This Race is for the Birds

April 25, 2015

The RESULTS are available HERE.

PICTURES have been posted HERE, thanks to the

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Conservation Training Center
Shepherdstown, West Viriginia

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Great family event with something for everyone! NCTC is not normally open to the general public, so this is a wonderful opportunity made possible by our wonderful partners at NCTC. Come enjoy the beautiful trails through forests and fields along the Potomac River which are not normally open to the public. Participants will see an active Bald Eagle's nest, beautiful spring wildflowers and the fantastic facility that the US Fish and Wildlife Service calls home.

Choose from two trail runs—8K and 15K, a 2 mile Eagle Nest jog/walk or a 1 mile fun run for children under 10. Proceeds from this event benefit Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s environmental education and outreach for children and adults in our community — the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and Washington County, Maryland.

  • 8K Trail Race*
  • 15K Trail Race*
  • 2 Mile “Eagle Nest” Jog/Walk**
  • 1 Mile “Fun Run” for children under 10

NOTE: 8K and 15K Course Maps are not yet available.

*Trail races are limited to 400 Runners
**Jog/walk is baby jogger and walker friendly

fun run

  • PVAS
  • PO Box 578
  • Shepherdstown, WV 25443

check made out to PVAS

Complete the Two Rivers Trilogy challenge by participating in all three of these events in 2015: This Race is For the Birds, Harpers Ferry Half Marathon, and Freedom's Run. Qualify by either participating in a paid race or volunteering at least 4 hours, in all three events in 2015.

Race Flyer

Download a printable version of the race details & optional mail-in registration

Race Flyer (.PDF)
Race Flyer (.DOC)

Course Maps

15K trail map
8K trail map

2 mile jog/walk
1 mile fun run


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