When & Where

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
1941 Amphitheater Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28401


5K  –  TIMED
1 Mile  –  UNTIMED

Start Times

10:00 AM  –  5K Start
10:05 AM  –  1 Mile Start

2019 paws4people Results

It is the Official Dog Race of Wilmington! Come join paws4people for their 11th Annual 5K & 1 Mile Fun Walk, part of the Azalea Festival’s Paws on Parade event! The run/walk will take place at Greenfield Lake Park near the Amphitheater in Wilmington, NC. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome to participate with their owners!

After the race, be sure and stick around for the Paws on Parade event: The Official Dog Party of the Azalea Festival. Activities include a Puppy Kissing Booth, dog-friendly vendors, dog portraits, concessions, and a Canine Court Pageant. PLEASE NOTE: Admission into the Paws on Parade event is $10 (Kids 10 & Under are Free). If you are a Race participant, your registration includes admission into the event before or after the race. PAWS ON PARADE TICKETS

About the Cause

The paws4people foundation raises, trains and places certified Assistance Dogs with children, civilians, veterans, active duty military and military dependents living with disabilities. Assistance Dogs are valued at $60,000 and are provided to clients at NO COST! Last year you helped raise over $20,000 for their Assistance Dog Placement Programs! 

5K Awards (Omega Sports Gift Card)
• Top 3 Overall, Male NO dog

• Top 3 Overall, Female NO dog
• Top 3 Overall, Male WITH dog
• Top 3 Overall, Female WITH dog

Race Swag

 Race Shirts will be guaranteed to participants who register by 11:59pm on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 . The shirts are available in Youth S-M and Adult Unisex S-XXL cut sizes, and are made of Cotton. Dog participants will also receive a special giveaway item!

 Be sure to claim your shirt today by registering!

The paws4people 5K course is a fast and flat tour of one of the most scenic segments of Wilmington. Race course is located in Greenfield Lake Park that is located only a few miles from Historic Downtown Wilmington, NC. There are water stops for both people and pets on course. Your four-legged friends are going to love this run!

This race course is also stroller & wheelchair friendly!

Schedule & Parking Info

Friday, March 22, 2019

Omega Sports
3501 Oleander Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28403

4 PM – 7 PM  – Packet Pickup

If you cannot make it, packets can also be picked up at the Race when Registration Opens. Please allow enough extra time before the race starts to pickup your packet.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
1941 Amphitheater Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28401

9:00 AM  –  Paws On Parade Starts
9:00 AM
 –  Registration Opens
9:45 AM  –  Registration Closes
10:00 AM  –  5K Start
10:05 AM  –  1 Mile Start
11:00 AM  –  Awards
2:00 PM  –  Paws On Parade Ends

Race Day Parking

Parking will be available at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater at a first come, first serve basis. Please carpool or have someone drop you off if possible. 

Want to Volunteer or Sponsor?

Questions About the Event?


5K Race
Through February 22  — $30

February 23 through March 22  — $35
Day of Race  — $40

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Through February 22  — $20
February 23 through March 22  — $25
Day of Race  — $30


Diamond Dog Sponsor

Gold Bone Sponsors

Silver Bowl Sponsor

Bronze Biscuit Sponsors

In Honor of
Hailey Girl

Packet Pickup & Top Place Finisher Prize Sponsor


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.