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Empie Park
3405 Park Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403

ABOUT THE CAUSE

paws4people foundation raises, trains, and places Assistance Dogs with children, veterans, military dependents, and civilians living with disabilities. The organization provides certification, insurance, and support for the client/dog teams for the duration of their career at NO COST!

Distances Offered

5K is TIMED

1 Mile Fun Walk/Run is UNTIMED

Start Times

3:00 p.m. – 5K
3:05 p.m. – 1 Mile Fun Walk

Please plan to be at the start line 10 minutes prior to the start of the race wearing your race number on the front of your shirt. Walkers and strollers are asked to line up in the back.

It’s Wilmington’s OFFICIAL DOG RACE!

paws4people is hosting its 8th Annual 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk at Empie Park, Sunday April 17 at 3 p.m. Prizes awarded to top runners in each categories, including dogs!

paws4people is a local non-profit that places highly trained Assistance Dogs with children and veteran clients at NO COST! Come out to support a life changing cause!

RACE SWAG

Participants who register by Friday, April 8, 2016 will be guaranteed a race shirt. The shirts are made of a cotton/polyester blend and are available in Youth Sizes S-L and Unisex sizes S-XXL.

Dog bandannas are guaranteed through Friday, April 8, 2016.

 

AWARDS
  • Overall top 3 Men and Women in the 5K
  • Overall top 3 Men and Women with dogs in 5K
  • Top Male, Female, Male w/ dog, & Female w/ dog in age groups: 10& Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

PACKET PICKUP & ON-SITE REGISTRATION

Saturday April 16, 2016

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Front Street Brewery
9 N Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Omega Sports
3501 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403

Sunday, April 17, 2016

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Empie Park
3405 Park Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28403

 

Pre-registered participants may pick up their race numbers and shirts at packet pick up listed above. For those who wish to register in person, you may do so at any Packet Pickup listed above.

PARKING

Parking is available at Empie Park.

Other Activities:

There will be raffle prizes and a social gathering at Empie Dog Park at the conclusion of race, where Trolly Stop will have food for available for purchase.

COURSE INFO

 

The paws4people 5K course is a fast and flat tour of one of the most scenic segments of Wilmington’s Cross City Trail. The course starts in Empie Park and makes its way toward the Burnt Mill Creek Reservoir. There are water stops for both people and pets on course. The finish line is steps away from the off-leash dog park.  Your four-legged friends are going to love this run.



REGISTRATION

Select Your Event to Register Online


Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 14, 2016
Price shown above includes a $3 Processing Fee.


READY, SET, RUN, PRESENTING SPONSORS:


PLATINUM PAWS SPONSORS:


GOLD BONE SPONSORS:


SILVER BOWL SPONSORS:






THE HARVEY FAMILY




BARNHILL BLUEBERRIES


SAM’S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE LLC


BRONZE BISCUIT SPONSORS:

POWELL BAIL BONDING

JEREMY NELSON

K9 BEHAVIOR SOLUTIONS USA

IN MEMORY OF SPEEDY

DOLAN & KALASKEY ORTHODONTICS

EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATORS

POWELL BAIL BONDING

FLEET FEET SPORTS

D + H MARKETING GROUP, INC.

TOM MORTON

THE SCHULTZ FAMILY

THE WILLIAMSON FAMILY

PLATO PET TREATS

TARHEEL GOLDEN RETRIEVER GROUP

MYRTLE GROVE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

PAWZ FOUNDATION – PAWZ IN THE PARK

CHARLES’ CABINETS, INC.

BOYKIN FARMS, INC.

BEACH BAGELS



FAQ & GUIDELINES

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 to paws4people.

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.

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