MGC Parade Mile
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 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 signature Wilmington event. 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! To learn more visit: www.parademile.com
All proceeds from the 2020 MGC Parade Mile race will go to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center in memory of Andrew Norton Gray, whom was a devoted sponsor of our race and more importantly a friend, who passed away on October 5, 2019 after a battle with glioblastoma multiforme.
Click here to register for the mile run on April 4, 2020: