Blackberry Mile

Friday August 16, 2013

Welcome to the 4th annual Blackberry Mile!

5:30pm Friday, August 16, 2013 • Preceeding the Blackberry Festival

Fun road mile in conjunction with the Powell River Blackberry Festival. NEW COURSE on Westview and Marine Ave! Race finishes in time to join the Blackberry Festival Street Party on Marine Avenue.

2013 Results are posted here

Note: Finish times were not recorded due to equipment error (switch accidentally flipped). Please email us with the time you remember seeing on the clock when you finished, or recorded on your stopwatch. Thanks!

2013 Photos by Lawrence Behan are posted on Facebook


Entry Fees:

  • Age 20 and older: $15 until 6pm August 15th, $20 day of race
  • 19 & Under: $10 until 6pm August 15th, $15 day of race

Proceeds will be donated to Canuck Place Children's Hospice.

Blackberry Mile

How to Register:

  1. Online (now closed) until 6:00pm Thursday August 15th
  2. Drop-Off — bring filled-in entry form to Avid Fitness, #102–7373 Duncan Street, Powell River, until 3pm on race day
  3. Sign up race day from 4:30 to 5:15pm at the start area (Scotia Place / Westview Ave.)
    Save time: Download printable registration form (PDF, 60 KB) and bring it filled out on race day.

Confirmation of Entry

Check here to see if you're registered online

The Course

Start time: 5:30pm

See course map

For 2013, the course will start near Scotia Place on Westview Avenue and finish on Marine Avenue just before Alberni St. Mostly downhill! The Blackberry Festival starts shortly afterward.

Please leave your DOGS and HEADPHONES at home. For safety reasons these are not allowed on course.

Blackberry Mile

Timing, Results and Prizes

Finish times will be recorded with a professional printer-timer device. Display clock will be set up at the finish line. Please make sure your bib number is clearly visible on your front. Final results to be posted on this website within a few days of the race.

First overall Male and Female winners will each receive a prize. All participants have a chance to win a draw prize!

BIG thanks to AVID Fitness, Alpha Adventures, Ecossentials, Rocky Mountain Coffee/Bakery, Full Solutions Computers, Breakwater Books and Coffee shop, and M.A.B.A. for committing to and supporting a great run with a special purpose!