• Annual Healthy Acadia’s Blueberry Run

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    Machias Wild Blueberry Run Set for August 17

    Machias. Healthy Acadia is sponsoring the Machias Wild Blueberry 5-Mile Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, August 17, 2019. The Wild Blueberry Run serves as the kick-off to the annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival, which features hundreds of craft and food vendors, exhibits, and fun activities. Race proceeds will directly benefit the Downeast Cancer Patient Navigation Program, a program of Healthy Acadia and the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center. Cancer Patient Navigators provide caring, effective support and access to resources and treatment for individuals throughout all phases of their cancer journey.

    Event registration will take place at the Machias Valley Christian School, (118 Court Street), beginning at 6:00am the day of the race. The 5-mile race begins promptly at 8:00am, and the 1-mile event begins at 8:15 am. Awards will be presented directly following the race at the Hemmingway Annex on Court Street.

    Registration fees are as follows: 1-mile course: $10.00, or $15.00 on the day of the event. 5-mile course: $25.00/$30.00 day of event. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome and invited to participate. Pre-register by August 9, 2019 to reserve your T-shirt size. Teams MUST pre-register by no later than 4:00pm on August 14. An unlimited number of runners/walkers may register as a team. No headphones or pets are allowed on the course for either race. Baby Strollers are permitted on the 1-mile course.

    Post-race awards will be given for 5-Mile: Top 3 female & male overall. Top female & male by age group: 14 & under, 15-24, 25-40, 41-55, 56-70, 71+, and First Walker.

    Team Awards: 1st & 2nd teams. Top 3 score by place of finish. Ties are determined by fastest cumulative times. Awards for 1 Mile: Top female & male ages: 8 & under, 9-10, & 11-13.

    Register for either event online (recommended) at: https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Machias/WilblueberryRunWalkFunRunWalk; mail your completed registration with check payment to: Blueberry Run, Healthy Acadia, 121 Court Street, Suite A, Machias, ME 04654; or register in person on the day of the race.