While many road races are being postponed, canceled or have gone virtual due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the 10th annual running of the Blueberry Cove 13.1-miler, or half-marathon, will take off on Sunday, Aug. 30, said organizer and race director Steve Cartwright.

Organizers of the scenic, environmentally-green race fully expect it to take place, starting at 7:30 a.m. in Tenants Harbor, Cartwright said. Thus, registrations are being accepted.

The course starts at Blueberry Cove Camp and travels back roads to Port Clyde village, Marshall Point Lighthouse (featured in the film "Forrest Gump") and alongside Drift Inn Beach. Runners and their families are invited to a postrace brunch at no extra charge.

Proceeds from the race benefit scholarships for at-need children to attend the University of Maine-sponsored 4-H Camp, which includes Tanglewood in Lincolnville.

There is an optional prerace dinner on Saturday, Aug. 29, and runners and family/partners/friends are welcome to stay overnight, waking up a short walk from the starting line.

For more information, call Cartwright at 207-372-6534. Volunteers are needed and are welcome to partake of the postrace brunch.

To sign-up for the race, visit Blueberry Cove 13.1 on Facebook or at: active.com/tenants-harbor-me/running/distance-running/blueberry-cove-13-1-2020.

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