When & Where

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Burgaw Presbyterian Church
200 East Fremont St
Burgaw, NC 28425


5K Race  –  TIMED
1 Mile Run/Walk  –  UNTIMED

Start Times

7:00 AM – 5K Race Start
7:05 AM – 1 Mile Run/Walk Start

2018 Blueberry Festival 5K Results

Come out and show your support for the North Carolina Blueberry Festival by participating in the 5K Blueberry Run / Walk. The race starts and ends in Historic Downtown Burgaw and provides runners a rare opportunity to enjoy the picturesque small town.

A community favorite, this race has become a tradition for local runners and walkers.
The North Carolina Blueberry Festival is Burgaw’s annual community celebration. Founded in 2003, the Blueberry Festival has become Burgaw’s premier event.

Held on the third Saturday in June, the Blueberry Festival provides an opportunity for people to enjoy a full day of family entertainment while experiencing the southern hospitality of a small town.

The Festival is a great source of local pride, with the entire community involved in promoting Burgaw to the world in its finest shade of blue. More than 100 volunteers are required to stage over 20 events ranging from entertainment to car show, a street fair, recipe contest, barbeque cook-off, a 5K run, special exhibits, and a variety of other events.

At the North Carolina Blueberry Festival, we’re certain you’ll find something for the entire family!

About the Cause

The North Carolina Blueberry Festival’s mission remains as it continues to celebrate the historic, economic, and cultural significance of blueberries grown in the Southeast region of our state; Organized to advance the general education of and the promotion of blueberries and tourism in our surrounding areas.

Different than most, Scholarships and other educational activities continue as priorities of the festival. Again, as in previous years, scholarships will be available to deserving students residing in the blueberry producing counties of Bladen, Duplin, New Hanover, Pender, and Sampson.

5K Awards
•Top 3 Overall Male and Female Finishers
•Top 3 Age Group finishers will receive a medal:
Under 15, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-60, 61-65, 65+



Race Swag

Participants who register by Monday, June 4, 2018 will be guaranteed a Race Shirt. The shirts are made of Cotton and are available in Adult Unisex XS-XXL cuts sizes.

 Be sure to claim your sweet Race Swag today!

Race starts and ends at the intersection of Walker and Fremont Streets, in front of Burgaw Presbyterian at 7:00 am sharp. 200 East Fremont St, Burgaw, NC. The course is flat and fast through neighborhoods of historic downtown Burgaw, the county seat of Pender County. The course will have a minimum number of turns throughout the course.

Schedule & Parking Info


Friday, June 15, 2018

5  –  7 PM  – Packet Pickup & Registration

Fitness Fusion
901 S Walker St
Burgaw, NC.


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Burgaw Presbyterian Church
200 East Fremont St
Burgaw, NC 28425

6:00 AM  –  On-site Registration Opens
6:50 AM  –  On-site Registration Closes
7:00 AM  –  5K Race Starts
7:05 AM  –  1 Mile Race Starts
8:10 AM  –  Awards Starts (Approximate Time)


Parking is available in the old railroad right of way.


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Additional Information

The race is the unofficial start of the 15th Annual North Carolina Blueberry Festival. Runners will be delighted to see they beat the crowds that gather for the event that brings people from all over the state to Burgaw. Come dressed in your best shade of blue!

After the race stay to enjoy all-day live entertainment on the Festival Stage, lots of blueberries, blueberry baked goods, blueberry education, children’s activities, arts & crafts vendors from across the state, the best food vendors the region has to offer including Southeastern North Carolina Barbecue, Beer Tent, Wine Garden, car show, and antique show and sale.

Want to Volunteer or Sponsor?


Event Pricing

Early Bird Through May 1  – $25
May 2 Through June 11 – $30
June 12 Through Day of Race – $35

1 Mile Walk/Run
Early Bird Through May 1  – $25
May 2 Through June 11 – $30
June 12 Through Day of Race – $35

Under 18 (5K & 1 Mile)
Early Bird Through June 11 – $20
June 12 Through Day of Race$25



Waiver: The Registration Agreement & Liability Waiver is linked to the Online Registration. This must be selected and approved during registration.

Packet Pick-Up: Family or Friends may pick-up your Race Packet at Packet Pick-Up.

On-Site Registration: Registration is available starting one hour prior to race start. It closes 20 minutes prior to start.

Timing: Jaguar Bib Chip Timing will be used to time this race

Weather: This race is rain or shine. It will be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled if a severe weather warning is in effect.

There are no refunds, registration will be accepted as a donation.

Entries are not transferable to other races Timed by Go Time as each race is organized by a different group. We must stick to this policy as race items have been purchased based on current registrations and it is not fair to choose who receives a refund and who does not.


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