The first and only half-marathon in the Midcoast is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 28 at Blueberry Cove Camp in Tenants Harbor.

All race proceeds benefit the camp, which is part of the nonprofit Tanglewood 4H Camp and Learning Center in Lincolnville. The scenic course begins and ends at Blueberry Cove, and will be followed by a blueberry brunch for runners and walkers.

The measured course follows back roads on the St. George peninsula and includes views of Drift Inn Beach, Marshall Point Lighthouse, Port Clyde village and Turkey Cove.

Wearing number one for the Blueberry Cove 13.1-miler will be Waldoboro native Darren Winchenbach, 29, an avid runner in local and out-of-town races. This inaugural race will be limited to 100 pre-registered runners and walkers.

Winchenbach said he was plased to be issued number one, and that his goal for the race is to run it in less than 90 minutes. He has run 10 half-marathons and his best time to date is 1:32:52. “I think this race will have an excellent turnout due to being new, and with the beautiful location,” he said.

The Blueberry Cove half-marathon offers the option of Saturday night accommodations at the camp, including a fish chowder dinner with homemade pie. Race directors are Paula Jean Lunt of Tenants Harbor, Theresa Withee of Camden and Steve Cartwright of Waldoboro.

Volunteers are needed for the race. Call 832-5584 or e-mail to volunteer.

To register for the race or for more information, visit Blueberry Cove 13.1 on Facebook, or online by clicking here.

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