MACHIAS — The Machias Wild Blueberry Festival will include a race on Aug. 17.
Registration for the Machias Wild Blueberry 5-Mile Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 6 a.m. at Machias Valley Christian School, 118 Court St. The 5-mile race begins at 8 a.m. with the 1-mile fun run starting at 8:15. Registration can also be done online at https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Machias/WilblueberryRunWalkFunRunWalk. Teams must pre-register no later than 4 p.m. Aug. 14.
Registration fees are $15 for the 5-mile course and $10 for the 1-mile. The day of the race, fees rise to $25 to $30. The race is sponsored by Healthy Acadia.
Awards will be given for the top three men and women in the 5-mile race along with winners in age groups 14 and under, 15-24, 25-40, 41-55, 56-70 and 71 and older, and the first walker. Awards will also be given to the top two teams.
The top male and female finishers in the 1-mile will also receive awards, as will winners in the 8 and under, 9-10 and 11-13 age groups.
The Machias Wild Blueberry Festival, set for Aug. 16-18, features hundreds of craft and food vendors, exhibits, and activities. Race proceeds benefit the Downeast Cancer Patient Navigation Program.