North Carolina Blueberry Festival 5K

Celebrating 20 Years of the North Carolina Blueberry Festival!

Saturday, June 17, 2023
Burgaw, North Carolina


North Carolina Blueberry Festival 5K Run
 The NC Blueberry Festival 5K kicks of a full Saturday of events during the 20th Annual North Carolina Blueberry Festival featuring live music, craft vendors, a car and truck show, a pie-eating contest, and of course, lots of fresh blueberries. Runners experience the picturesque small-town charm of historic downtown Burgaw during the town's premier event of the year. The festival also hosts a non-competitive bicycle ride on Saturday morning - the Tour de Blueberry. There's nothing like finishing a brisk run or ride with some fresh, locally grown blueberries!

Stay for the NC Blueberry Festival
As the race finishes, the NC Blueberry Festival kicks off and provides participants with an array of music and attractions to enjoy all day long!
Schedule of Events NC Blueberry Festival Website




Participants who register by May 15, 2023 receive a NC Blueberry Festival 5K shirt. Those who register after May 15th can choose from remaining sizes while supplies last. 
(2022 shirt designs pictured. 2023 design coming soon!)



In Front of Burgaw Presbyterian Church
200 E Fremont Street
Burgaw, NC  28425

The NC Blueberry Festival 5K and 1 Mile start/finish at the intersection of Walker and Fremont Street.
The course is flat and paved. It runs through downtown and residential areas of Burgaw on both streets and sidewalks. A portion of the course runs along the beautiful Osgood Canal Greenway and Urban Trail! Water, fresh blueberries, and other recovery fruits will be provided at the finish line. 
The course is stroller and wheelchair-friendly. Dogs are not allowed on this course so please leave them at home or with a non-running spectator.
Course Map



Top 3 Overall Males

Top 3 Overall Females

Top 3 Males & Females in Age Groups:
14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+


How Your Registration Makes a Difference

The NC Blueberry Festival 5K Run benefits PATH.  
PATH (Pender Alliance for Total Health) provides access to primary and mental health care in all Pender County Schools. Healthy kids thrive! PATH works within the schools to promote wellness for all children and teens in Pender County. The NC Blueberry Festival 5K is the perfect way to promote healthy and fun activities for all ages!
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Price Increases


Next price increase is Monday, April 10, 2023 Register Now! $25


Next price increase is Monday, April 10, 2023 Register Now! $25

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