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Machias Wild Blueberry Run Set for August 18

Machias – Healthy Acadia is thrilled to sponsor the annual Machias Wild Blueberry 5-Mile Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, August 18, 2018. 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 will directly benefit the Downeast Cancer Patient Navigation Program, a joint project of Healthy Acadia and the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center. This service provides caring, effective support for individuals facing cancer—helping them on their cancer journey to access treatment and resources.

Event registration will be at the Hemmingway Annex (the old Machias town office), located at 118 Court Street in Machias, beginning at 6am the day of the race. The 5-mile race begins promptly at 8am, and the 1-mile event begins at 8:15 a.m. Awards will be presented directly following the race at the Hemmingway Annex on Court Street.

Register for either event online (recommended) at: https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Machias/WilblueberryRunWalkFunRunWalk or in person on the day of the race. 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. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome in invited to participate. Pre-register by August 10, 2018 to reserve your T-shirt size. Teams MUST pre-register by 4pm on August 15th. An unlimited number of runners/walkers may register as a team.

Post-race awards will be given 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.

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.

If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation to support the Downeast Cancer Patient Navigation Program. Checks can be made payable to Healthy Acadia and mailed or delivered to: Blueberry Run, Healthy Acadia, 121 Court Street, Suite A, Machias, ME 04654.

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