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Annual Next Step's Blueberry Fun Run and Road Race

Sponsored by The Next Step Domestic Violence Project

And they're off!
And they're off!

Saturday, August 16, 2014 The 2014 Annual Blueberry 1-Mile Fun Run and 5-Mile Road Race will start at the District Attorney's office building, 46 Court St., on Saturday, August 16.

Registration is at the Hemingway Annex (The Living Room) on Court Street beginning at 7 a.m. Both races start at 8 a.m.

Registration fees are as follows: children, 1-mile race, $5 adults, 1-mile race, $10 adults, 5-mile race, $20 This race is a 5-mile scenic, hilly loop course. We encourage people of all ages to join in!

Race Features: Kick-off to the annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival, which features craft
vendors, exhibits, and food. Chronomix timing and accurate results. Mile splits at 1 and 3.
Water at miles 2, 4, and finish. A fast downhill finish with many cheering spectators!

Running a blue streak!
Running a blue streak!

Register Online

Win a free t-shirt by pre-registering by July 18, 2014 to reserve your size!

New this year you may register online at

Now, 2 ways to pay:  1) Enclose check*  ($20 for 5-mile, $10 for 1-mile, $5 ages 12 & under)
2) Or pay by credit card. Call Kelly at The Next Step:   207-667-0176

Proceeds to benefit The Next Step Domestic Violence Project serving Washington and Hancock Counties.  Additional donations are appreciated.  All donations are tax-deductible.

Please make checks payable to The Next Step.  Mail to: Blueberry Run, The Next Step, P.O. Box 1466, Ellsworth, ME  04605.
For more information on the race, call Kelly at The Next Step at (207)255-4934 or 667-0176.


Awards for 5 Mile: Top 3 female & male overall. Top female & male ages 14 & under, 15-24,
25-40, 41-55, 56-70, & 71 & older.  Also 1st Walker & 1st Wheelchair.

Awards for 1 Mile: Top overall team. Top participant ages 8 & under, 9-10, & 11-13

Team Awards: 1st & 2nd teams. Teams MUST pre-register by 4pm on August 14th. Unlimited number may register. Top 3 score by place of finish. Ties are determined by fastest cumulative.

Current records are as follows:
Men: 24:45 Mike Gaige
Women: 28:42 Cassie Hintz

38th Annual Machias 5 Mile Blueberry Run 2013 results are on the documents page.

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