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National Blueberry Festival

Sat August 12, 2017
Location: South Haven, MI US 49090 Directions
Type: Run Only, Walk Only
Riverfront Marina
340 Water St
South Haven, MI US 49090

The Bronson Health Foundation is proud to sponsor the 2017 National Blueberry Festival 5k Walk/Run and 10k Run. Proceeds from this event will support the Bronson Health Foundation and the National Blueberry Festival. The purpose of the Bronson Health Foundation is connect the generosity and kindness of individuals with Bronson Healthcare to create healthier lives in our region.

The National Blueberry Festival 5k and 10k are designed with the racers in mind. We have configured 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 12 for the 5k, 10k, or both!

Race Contact Info
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Packet Pick up and Late Registration

Please be aware that there is an additional fee for registrations received after July 31. Packet pick-ups are available at the following locations:

1 - Friday, August 11 at the Blueberry Health Fair from 10:00am until 1:00pm located at the Huron Street Pavilion/Parking lot.

2 - Friday, August 11, 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.

3 - On race day, August 12, at the Riverfront Marina from 6:45am to 7:40am. Only pre-registered racers are guaranteed a race t-shirt.

Gear Check

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.


Run Events

Top Overall Male.Female

Top Masters Male/Female

Medals to the top three in each age group for the runs. 

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.

Walk Event

Medals to the top three males and females in each age group for the walk.
Age groups for Males and Females in 5k Walk:
30 & under, 31-50, and 51 & over.

Michigan 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. A commemorative coin is given to all qualifiers who finish and post a finish time at any five of the participating events. Fuel your body with "The Good Stuff" . . . Michigan fruit!

2017 Michigan Fruit Belt Series schedule:

June 10 - Hartford Strawberry
July 1 - Watervliet Bednarowski Cherry
July 8 - Traverse City Cherry
August 5 - Coloma Glad-Peach
August 12 - South Haven Blueberry
September 2 - Lawrence Watermelon Ox Roast
September 9 - Paw Paw Grape Lake
September 16 - Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary Pumpkin
September 16 - Bangor Apple
October 14 - Coloma Jollay Orchards Pumpkin Harvest


Strollers and Pets

Strollers are allowed in the run and walk, however, we ask that you start toward the back of the group and be aware of participants around you. For the safety of all participants, pets are not allowed in any of the events.

10K Course Map

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5K Course Map

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