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About This Event
The South Haven Health System Foundation is proud to sponsor the 2013 National Blueberry Festival 5k Walk/Run and new this year, the National Blueberry Festival 10k Run. Proceeds from this event are split between the South Haven Health System Foundation and the National Blueberry Festival. The mission of the South Haven Health System Foundation is to serve those who are economically disadvantaged as well as our neighbors and our children through free health screenings, affordable healthcare, and access to professional services. The Foundation will assist in continued upgrade to the hospital’s equipment and facilities. They will also provide educational scholarships for those pursuing a degree in the field of healthcare and will support the Shoreline Wellness Center Scholarships. By doing so, the Foundation supports the mission of the hospital in improving the health and wellness of our communities.
The National Blueberry Festival 5k and 10k are designed with the racers in mind. We have reconfigured the courses to be as straight as possible while still offering scenic views of Lake Michigan, the Black River, and beautiful downtown South Haven. We invite you to join us on Saturday, August 10 for the 5k, 10k, or both!
5k Run start time: 7:45am
5k Walk start time: 7:50am
10k Run start time: 8:30am
Fruit Belt Series
The Blueberry Festival Run/Walk is proud to be a part of the "MICHIGAN FRUIT BELT SERIES". The "Michigan Fruit Belt Series" is your chance to participate in helping "grow" the fruit industries of Michigan! As the country relies on much of the great fruit from this area, your participation will help promote awareness of Michigan's fruit industry and its growers. The "Michigan Fruit Belt Series" highlights the importance of including fruit in your daily diet as well
as exercise. Fuel your body with "The Good Stuff" . . .
Michigan fruit!2013 Michigan Fruit Belt Series schedule:
Hartford Strawberry, June 8, 2013
Traverse City Cherry, July 6, 2013
Watervliet Cherry, July 6, 2013
Coloma Glad-Peach, August 3. 2013
South Haven Blueberry, August 10, 2013
Paw Paw Grape-Lake, September 7, 2013
Red Arrow Club for Endurance, Running and walking Sports (RACERS)
If you are a member of RACERS, please register offline using one of our paper applications. Contact Marianne Groth at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Wise at email@example.com for an application.
Packet Pick Up and Late Registration
- Friday, August 9 at the Blueberry Health Fair from 10:00am until 1:00pm located at the Huron Street Pavilion/Parking lot.
- Friday, August 9, 5:00pm - 7:00pm in the park located between the Huron Street Pavilion and the South Haven Visitors Bureau. In the event of rain, registration will be held under the Huron Street Pavilion.
- On race day, August 10, at the Riverfront Marina from 7:00am to 7:40am.
Do you need someplace to store your car keys, wallet, or other personal items while you are racing? If so, a gear check station will be located at the marina registration area on race day for your convenience! You can check your gear and personal items prior to the race using your bib number for identification.
New this year! Each bib will have a QR code on it which means that minutes after you cross the finish line, you can use your smartphone to scan your bib to obtain your race results.
Medals to the top three in each age group for the runs. Trophies to the top overall Male & Female runners (Open & Masters).
Age Groups for Male and Females in 5k and 10k Run = 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.
Medals to the top three males and females in each age group for the walk. Age groups = 30 & under, 31-50, and 51 & over.
Additional special awards will be given to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Blueberry Festival.
Registration is located at the Riverfront Marina, along the shoreline of Lake Michigan and the Black River in beautiful, sunny South Haven, Michigan. The course will start at the corner of Eagle and Kalamazoo Streets and will end on Water Street just off of the South Beach.
Who are you registering?
Waiver and Release
Please accept my entry in the 2013 National Blueberry Festival Run/Walk. I state that I believe that I am physically fit for the event I enter. I waive any rights I may have against South Haven Health System and the National Blueberry Festival's committee members, volunteers, consultants, or sponsors for damage or injuries occurred during my participation in the 2013 National Blueberry Festival Run/Walk.