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13th Annual Running of the Blueberries

Sat June 8, 2024 Directions



Join us for the 2024 Running of the Blueberries which features a family and dog friendly 1 mile loop and a scenic 5K/10K travels along the Lanana Creek Trail and benefits Dog Park Nacogdoches.


After the event, enjoy the Texas Blueberry Festival in downtown Nacogdoches. This is the most delicious festival in the Lone Star State— a day-long celebration of the annual blueberry harvest. 

SHIRTS: Participants are provided with a high-quality performance t-shirt. Youth sizes are available to those who register by May 31. T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed to those who register after May 31 (size availability can be seen as your register). After that, t-shirts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

START TIME: 10K will start at 7:15 AM, 5K will start at 7:30 am, and One Mile will immediately follow 5K.

5K Award categories: Overall Female/Male over 18, Overall Female/Male under 18, Fastest Dog and Age Group Awards (1st, 2nd & 3rd): 60+, 59-35, 18-34, 17 and under.  
10K Award categories: Overall Female/Male, Fastest Dog and Age Group Awards (1st, 2nd & 3rd): 50+, 30-49, 29 & under.

PARTICIPATION: Dogs are encouraged to participate, but due to the uneven surface of the trail, strollers are not recommended (but it's not impossible if you have a helper). Because of the narrow nature of the course along the Lanana Creek Trail, the race (5K and 10K together) is limited to the first 350 registrants. The 1-Mile event is limited to the first 100 registrants

PACKET PICKUP: Packet pickup will be the day before the race from 4-6 pm at the CL Simon Recreation Center at 1112 North Street. It will also be available at the start of the race the morning of from 6:30-7:15 am.

RACE DAY REGISTRATION: Race day registration will be available the morning of the race between 6:30 and 7:15 am IF the race has not sold out (no cash accepted the day of). Online registration continues until the start time of the course. 

REFUNDS: Refunds are not offered for any reason. If you are no longer able to participate you may transfer your registration to another individual, as long as you notify the race officials at least 48 hours before the race. 

The Running of the Blueberries presented by Pilgrim's Nacogdoches is part of the Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Tipton Ford and produced by the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce

Please contact us at if you have any questions. Thanks for your interest in our event!

Race Shirts

High-Quality Performance Tees for All Participants - Size Availability on a First-Come/First Serve basis. Inventory Available during Registration. 




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