A unique one-of-a-kind mile race run along the Azalea Festival Parade route just prior to the parade with thousands of spectators there to cheer you on!
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Immediately Preceding the Azalea Festival Parade
102 North Third Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
About The Harrelson Center
The Harrelson Center is a nonprofit organization with a single mission: to be a welcoming space for a collaborative and spiritual environment, robust with idea sharing and opportunities for synergy and powerful service delivery, where people can easily navigate resources, referral and direct services.
2019 MGC Parade Mile Video
Thank you to all our participants and sponsors for helping us have the most successful race to date raising over $15,000 for The Harrelson Center!
Walt Rapp, Parade Mile Organizer on WECT 4/01/19
"I think all of us have an obligation at a certain time in our lives if we’re in a certain place to do something for people who aren’t as fortunate." said MGC Parade Mile organizer Walt Rapp.
2018 MGC Parade Mile Video
Another amazing turnout for the 2018 Parade Mile! The race takes place prior to the Azalea Festival Parade in front of an anticipated 50,000 spectators. Proceeds benefit The Harrelson Center, a North Carolina nonprofit.
2017 MGC Parade Mile Video
Ready. Set. Go! Lace up your sneakers and put on your sharpest seer sucker suit or prettiest spring dress and join us downtown for a good cause. Enjoy this short video about the 2017 MGC Parade Mile to start fueling your excitement. Come out and see us at this year's event!
2016 MGC Parade Mile Video
From competitive runners to families looking for a little pre-parade fun, the MGC Parade Mile has something to offer everyone. Watch our 2016 video here!
The MGC Parade Mile’s goal continues to be to support various worthwhile non-profits with a different beneficiary receiving the race and sponsorship proceeds each year. If your organization is based in Wilmington or the surrounding area and would like to be considered as the beneficiary of next year’s race or future races, please let us know and provide the information requested below. We will be in touch!