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

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Parade Mile on WECT

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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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2019 SPONSORS

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Interested in sponsoring the 2019 MGC PARADE MILE? We would be honored to have your support.

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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!