*Advance Registration Required* | 4/6, 8:45 am | one race registration | Downtown Wilmington
Note: After you purchase your registration, we'll email you a gift certificate with a unique code that you can use to register for the race here. Please use the code on the gift certificate itself, not the code on your invoice.
Run one of the most unique races in the world, a one-of-a-kind 1 mile run along the Azalea Festival Parade route. The race takes place ahead of the 2019 Azalea Festival Parade in front of an anticipated 50,000 spectators!
While competition runs fast for elite and competitive runners, many men go all out in Seersucker suits, women in Azalea Bell dresses, coupling competition with costumes in an event that is quintessentially Wilmington. Join us for the fastest race you’ve ever run, in front of the largest crowd this side of Raleigh.
The finish line consists of a celebration with music, the Azalea Festival Parade, and community supporters. Right after the event, participants can enjoy other activities going on in the Downtown area for the Festival. Seating: Viewing is all along 3rd St with bleacher seating between Market St. and Grace St. (Bleacher Tickets can be purchased at the Azalea Festival office) This is a one of a kind event that ensures that everyone has fun!
About the Cause
Proceeds from this event go directly to The Harrelson Center of Wilmington, NC. The Jo Ann Carter Harrelson Center Inc. is a North Carolina nonprofit corporation that supports and partners with other nonprofit organizations in the Wilmington community. The Center works with its partners to meet the needs of the community in areas such as safe and affordable housing, education, employment, health care and family support. The Center recognizes the critical needs of others and encourages, uplifts and assists them in rebuilding their lives through the services provided in the center.
The Center provides its nonprofit partners social and educational opportunities, marketing and promotions, volunteer recruitment and a place of collaboration for them to help those in need in our community. The center supports its partners with below-market rental rates that cover all utilities, parking and security. This synergistic environment allows all the nonprofits to operate more efficiently and better utilize their funding.
For more information regarding the Azalea Festival Parade Mile Event please visit their website . here