Blueberry run on the decline
But organizers say numbers growing in younger division
Participation in the 10-kilometre portion of the annual Blueberry Harvest Run has been declining.
But the three-kilometre race for younger participants has grown in “ leaps and bounds” in the past few years, says Dave Squires, president of the Trinity Conception Athletic Club, which organizes the event.
After peaking at 167 runners during the event’s 25th anniversary two years ago, numbers had declined to
Some 129 runners take off up Bannerman Street at the start of the 27th Blueberry Harvest Run. While the number of runners in the event is declining, numbers in the 3-k event is growing by leaps and bounds.