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MGC Parade Mile

April 8 @ 8:30 am


Welcome to the MGC Parade Mile! Local law firm McAngus Goudelock & Courie is teaming with Go Time and the North Carolina Azalea Festival to put on a one of a kind road mile race that will take place ahead of the Azalea Festival Parade. The course will be an out and back through a portion of the parade route on 3rd street starting and finishing in front of the Grand Stands of the North Carolina Azalea Festival Parade.

Proceeds for the 2017 race benefit Team Book, and MGC will select a different charity for the race to benefit each year. From competitive runners to families looking for a little pre-parade fun, the MGC Parade Mile has something to offer everyone. Lace up your sneakers and put on your sharpest seer sucker suit or prettiest spring dress and join us downtown for a good cause.



First Book ( is a nonprofit organization with a single mission: to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books.  Children who choose their own books are shown to be more interested in reading.

New books chosen by the children are incorporated into program lessons, and then given to the children to take home and keep.  Our local volunteer Team has been working in New Hanover County since 2006 and has served more than 12000 children2 and distributed more than 31000 books over the past 10 years.  We have served 14 Title One elementary and  6 middle schools, and agencies including Boys & Girls Clubs, YW- & YMCA, Smart Start, county Libraries and Guardians ad Litem to reach children in need in New Hanover County and provide them with free NEW books.


April 8
8:30 am
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Thalian Hall
310 Chestnut St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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