Healthy Acadia is excited to sponsor the annual Wild Blueberry 5-Mile Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk! 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. Proceeds from the Wild Blueberry Run/Walk will provide scholarships for Healthy Acadia's Downeast Teen Leadership Camp and funding support for Washington County: One Voice youth groups.
Event registration will be at the Hemmingway Annex (the old Machias town office), located at 50 Court Street in Machias, beginning at 6am. The 5-mile race begins promptly at 8am, and the 1-mile event begins at 8:15 a.m. Awards will be presented at 11:oo a.m. 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, or $30.00 on the day of the event.
We encourage people of all ages to join in! Pre-register by August 10, 2017 to reserve your T-shirt size!
Race Features: This event is the kick-off to the annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival, which features hundreds of craft vendors, exhibits, activities, and great food! Healthy Acadia has partnered with Brian Hubbell's electronic timing system, a professional race management company based in Bar Harbor, Maine, for the event. The 5-mile loop is hilly and scenic, with mile splits at 1 and 3, with a fast downhill finish with many cheering spectators! Water at miles 2, 4, and the finish.
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.
Team Awards: 1st & 2nd teams. Teams MUST pre-register by 4pm on August 16th. An unlimited number of runners/walkers may register as a team. 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
FOR INSURANCE AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS, NO HEADPHONES or PETS ALLOWED ON THE RACE COURSE FOR EITHER RACE. Baby Strollers are allowed on the 1 mile course, please start in the back.