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Sponsored by The Next Step Domestic Violence Project

2015 Run Wild T-shirt
2015 Run Wild T-shirt

The 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 20, 2016.

Registration is at the Hemingway Annex (The Living Room) on Court Street beginning at 6 a.m. and goes to 7:45 a.m.  The 5-mile race starts at 8 a.m and the 1-mile starts at 8:15 a.m.  Tha awards are given at 10:30 a.m. at the Hemmingway Annex on Court Street!

Registration fees are as follows:

children and adults, 1-mile race is $10

5-mile race is $25.  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!

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

Everyone Register Online*

Everyone gets a t-shirt; pre-register by July 17th to guarantee your size!

Next Step Domestic Violence Project is proud to work with Race Wire, a team of race management professionals, for our electronic timing, performance T-shirts (sponsored by Machias Savings Bank), online registration, timing tag bibs, and event photography! For questions, please call Kimberly Tyler at 255-4934.




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1 mile: $10.00
5 mile: $25.00

*If you cannot register on line call Kimberly at (207) 255-4934.

Pickup for race packets will be at Hemingway Annex, 50 Court Street, on August 17th, 18th, and 19th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and on race day at 7:00 am.

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 donation 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 Kimberly at The Next Step at (207) 255-4934 or 667-0176.


Running a blue streak!
Running a blue streak!

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

40th Annual Machias 5 Mile Blueberry Run 2015 results are at this link: Racewire LLC

They are also available on our docments page.

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