When & Where

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Historic Downtown Burgaw
200 East Fremont St
Burgaw, NC 28425


5K Run  –  TIMED
1 Mile Walk  –  UNTIMED

Start Times

7:00 AM  –  5K Race Start
7:30 AM  –  1 Mile Walk Start

Please plan to be at the starting line 10 minutes prior to the start of the race wearing your race number on the front of your shirt. You may walk the 5K race if registered, however we ask that athletes walking the 5K race line up at the back of the starting area.

About the Race

The North Carolina Blueberry Festival is filled with a great source of local pride, with the entire community involved in promoting Burgaw to the world in its finest shade of Blue. 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.

Come out and show your support for the North Carolina Blueberry Festival by participating in the Annual 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. This is a community favorite, this race has become a tradition for local runners and walkers.

About the Cause

Come out and show your support for the North Carolina Blueberry Festival by participating in the 5K Blueberry Run and Walk. The Festival is a non-profit civic organization that provides post high school academic scholarships to North Carolina students.


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 Tuesday, June 6, 2017 will be guaranteed a race shirt. The shirts are available in Adult Unisex S-XXL cut sizes.

 Be sure to claim your shirt today!

About the Course

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

5K Course Map

Schedule & Packet Pickup Info

Friday, June 16, 2017

5  –  7 PM  –  Packet Pickup & Onsite Registration

Fitness Fusion
901 S. Walker Street
Burgaw, NC 28425

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Historic Downtown Burgaw
200 East Fremont St
Burgaw, NC 28425

6:00 a.m. – On-site Registration Opens
6:45 a.m. – On-site Registration Closes
7:00 a.m. – 5K Run Starts
7:30 a.m. – 1 Mile Run Starts
8:30 a.m. – Awards Starts (Approximate Time)

Pre-registered participants may pick up their race numbers and shirts at packet pickup listed above. For those who wish to register in-person, you may do so at any packet pickup listed above.

Parking Info

Parking is available in the old rail road right of way.

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Additional Information

The race is the unofficial start of the 14th 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.

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Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 14, 2017

Event Pricing

Early Bird Through May 1  – $25
May 2 Through June 6 – $30
June 7 though Race Day – $35

Under 18
Early Bird Through June 5  – $20
June 6 Through Online Closing – $25
Day of Race – $35

2016 5K Overall Results

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2016 5K Age Group Results

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2016 Start Line Video

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2016 Finish Line Video

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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 to paws4people.

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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