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Online registration closes at 5:00 pm Friday, April 13th. You can still sign up Saturday, April 14th at New Balance of Wilmington from 11 am - 12:30 pm and at the Brunswick Forest vet hospital from 2:30 - 3:30 pm. You can also signup race morning. .
The race takes place on picturesque courses in the beautiful Brunswick Forest community. The whole event is pet friendly but is also set up with the 10K starting five minutes before the 5K since most dogs participate in the 5K or 1-mile Trot with Spot. The 5K has well behaved pooches who start near the back of the pack so if your dog is ready to go 3.1 miles then get in there!
NO DOG, NO PROBLEM!! With the 10K starting 5 minutes before the 5K runners without pets will still get to run a serious 10K if that's your thing. The 1-mile starts 20 minutes before the 5K so all runners get to see the awesome start and finish with some of the cutest dogs and best costumes ever.
10K & 5K Awards: Customized running medals go 2-deep in age groups. Winner awards are Bobble Head running trophies going 3-deep overall in the 5K and 3-deep in open and masters in the 10K. All kids in the 1-mile get an award.
The race is stroller and walker friendly!
Shirts are very nice, gender specific Next Level tech shirts. The ladies shirts run one size small so ladies, select your size accordingly. NOTE: If you are female and want a male shirt size just select one of the sizes that does not say "female". That will get you a male cut/sized shirt.
Shirts are guaranteed through April 10th. We'll order extra but to be sure sign up before the 10th to guarantee your shirt.
10K Early Start: For walkers or run/walkers doing greater than a 1:20 10K there is an early start (20) minutes before the regular 10K start. This allows walkers and run/walkers to enjoy the race and finish about the same time as most other runners. Early starters get the same shirts and cover the same course as everyone else. Your results will be displayed in your age group, Note that the 1-mile Trot with Spot "takes off" with the 10K early start so runners get to cheer on the early starters and see the owners and pooches finish the 1 mile event - fun for everyone!
Saturday April 14th 11:00 am - 12:30 pm New Balance of Wilmington in the Mayfaire shopping area near Harris Teeter
Again Saturday 2:30 - 3:30 pm at Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital in the Villages at Brunswick Forest
RACE DAY PACKETS at the Vet Hospital starting at 7:00 am.
COSTUME CONTEST: There will be costume context trophies for the best costumed pet, best costumed person and a trophy for the dog and owner who look the most alike! In addition to trophies, there will be prizes from our sponsors and from 5 Star Race Productions so get "suited up" and run in constume. It will be an awesome experience for you and for the other runners and spectators!
MIcrochip Implanting at Cost: Dr Z and Dr Terry will be doing microchip implanting on race morning for $30 which is basically their cost. It's a very nice service for runners and will help you locate your best 4-legged friend in case you guys lose touch some time. Ask about it after the race if you would like to take advantage of this offer.
Splish Splash Dog Wash offering a wide variety of services to keep your dog "Happy and Healthy."
Detail by Chris with top drawer detail services for everything with wheels, a hull or wings. Chris comes to your location.
Strick's LP Gas Offers a vast array of grills and accessories, and installs or fills residential and commercial tanks.
Race Beneficiary is Paws Place: A non-profit, no-kill shelter dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of dogs in Wilmington and surrounding areas in Southeastern NC.
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