2018 Race Photos

Contributing Sponsors

When & Where

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Hugh MacRae Park
314 Pine Grove Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28409


5K  –  TIMED
1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk  –  UNTIMED

Start Times

8:30 AM  –  5K Race Start
8:35 AM  –  1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk Race Start

Band members will be playing motivating music for runners and walkers along the course of the race/ walk. Enjoy a beautiful morning at Hugh MacRae park, with azaleas blooming and music from our talented band students, including our award winning marching band brass, woodwinds, percussion and color guard. Food trucks will be around after the race so that you can refuel!

About the Cause

The Hoggard Band on the Run 5K and 1.5 Mile Fun Run is the only event of its kind in this area.

The goal of our race is to promote awareness of the importance of music education in all schools, and to support the band programs at John T. Hoggard High School. The Hoggard band programs include marching band (including color guard), concert and symphonic bands, and the jazz band.

Proceeds for the race go to the Hoggard Band Booster Club, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support and promote the musical endeavors of the JT Hoggard High School band programs. All donations and money received from the race will directly benefit the band programs.

5K Awards
•Top 3 Overall Male & Female Finishers
•Top 3 Overall Male & Female Masters (40 and older) Finishers
•Top 3 Overall Male & Female Finishers in Age Groups:
14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Team Awards
• Most Spirited Team
• Fastest Team
• Biggest Team

Race Swag

Participants who register by Wednesday, March 7, 2018 will be guaranteed a Race Shirt. The shirts are available in Youth S-L and Adult Unisex S-XXXL cut sizes, and are Cotton/Polyester Blend.

 Be sure to claim your sweet Race Swag today!

The course follows the walking path through Hugh MacRae Park, and will give beautiful sighting of the spring flowers in bloom and the park’s ponds. It is also very flat, fast, and stroller friendly.

Schedule & Parking Info


Friday, April 6, 2018

Packet Pickup & Onsite Registration

Old North Coffee Suite 1
Near intersection of Wrightsville Ave. and S. College Road

3:00pm – 6:00pm


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Hugh MacRae Park
314 Pine Grove Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28409

7:30 AM  –  Registration Opens
8:15 AM  –  Registration Closes
8:30 AM  – 5K Starts
8:35 AM  –  1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk Starts
9:30 AM  –  Awards (Time Approximate)


Parking available at Hugh MacRae Park in designated lots.

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Additional Information

This event is a Family Fun event that provides something for all ages! Participants can expect music, food vendors, and Vendors will have booths on the day of the race. Bring your whole family – they don’t want to miss this!

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Event Pricing

Early Bird: Now through February 16   $25
February 17 through March 7   $30
March 8 through Race Day   $35

1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Early Bird: Now through March 7   $15
March 8 through Race Day   $20

Group Rate (4 or More)
Now through Race Day   $25

Student Rate
Now through Race Day   $25

Children 5 & Under


Waiver: The Registration Agreement & Liability Waiver is linked to the Online Registration. This must be selected and approved during registration.

Packet Pick-Up: Family or Friends may pick-up your Race Packet at Packet Pick-Up.

On-Site Registration: Registration is available starting one hour prior to race start. It closes 20 minutes prior to start.

Timing: Jaguar Bib Chip Timing will be used to time this race

Weather: This race is rain or shine. It will be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled if a severe weather warning is in effect.

Refunds: There are no refunds, registration will be accepted as a donation.

Entries are not transferable to other races Timed by Go Time as each race is organized by a different group.
We must stick to this policy as race items have been purchased based on current registrations and it is not fair to choose who receives a refund and who does not.