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. All proceeds from this year’s race go to The Preston Robert Tisch Center of Duke, one of the first brain tumor research and clinical programs in the United States.