Healthy Acadia to Sponsor Wild Blueberry Run
May 31, 2016

Machias – Healthy Acadia is excited to sponsor this year’s Wild Blueberry 5-Mile Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run to be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016. 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 this year’s Wild Blueberry Run/Walk will benefit Healthy Acadia's Downeast Teen Leadership Camp and One Voice youth groups.

Registration for the 1-mile fun run is $10.00, or $15.00 on the day of the event. Registration for the 5-mile run/walk is $25.00, or $30.00 on the day of the event. Pre-register by July 22, 2016 to reserve your “Wild Blueberry Run” T-shirt. Register online at: https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Machias/WildBlueberry5MileRunWalkand1MileFunRunWalk.

Event registration/check-in will be at the Machias Valley Baptist Church, Hemingway Annex (the old Machias town office), located at 50 Court Street in Machias, beginning at 6am the morning of the event. Participants in either event will begin and end the run/walk at the Washington County District Attorney’s office building, 46 Court Street. The 5-mile race begins promptly at 8am, and the 1-mile event begins at 8:15 a.m. Awards will be presented at 10:30 a.m. at the Hemmingway Annex on Court Street.

Healthy Acadia has partnered with Brian Hubbell's Timing System, a professional race management company based in Bar Harbor, Maine, to provide the event’s electronic timing system, timing tag bibs, online registration, and photography. Performance T-shirts for the Wild Blueberry Run are sponsored by Machias Savings Bank.

Healthy Acadia encourages people of all ages to join in this fun family event. For questions or additional information about this event, please contact Angela Fochesato at 207-255-3741 or email angela@healthyacadia.org.