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Paws on Parade

On March 23rd the North Carolina Azalea Festival will be partnering with paws4people® on a NEW Festival event – Paws on Parade; the Official Dog Party of the Azalea Festival! Guests can expect lots of tricks, treats and sloppy kisses during this event. Paws on Parade is a doggy-fun day in the park, complete with a 5K, 1 Mile Fun Walk, a Canine Court Pageant, a puppy Kissing Booth, professional dog portraits, and more! Held at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, bring your family (including your four-legged, friendly, leashed family members) for a day filled with fun. Food and concessions will be available (cash only). This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are $10.00; children 10 and under are free. Paws on Parade admission is also free for any registered race, walk, or pageant “human friend.” Portions of the proceeds will benefit paws4people®.
 
Race registration starts at 9 am, with the race officially kicking off at 10 am. Race awards will be held at 11 am, and the Canine Court Pageant starts at 12 noon. Vendors, concessions, and more will be available during the official Paws on Parade event time; 9 am – 2 pm.
 
Registration for the Race
(All registered participants will have free access to Paws on Parade Day, plus a free T-shirt!)
– Early Bird Rate is $30 for the 5K and $20 for the 1 Mile Fun Walk – open now!
– February 23rd the rate is $35 for the 5K and $25 for the 1 Mile Fun Walk
– Day of the Event registration is $40 for the 5K and $30 for the 1 Mile Fun Walk
 
Awards will be given for:
– Top 3 Male Running with a Dog
– Top 3 Female Running with a Dog
– Top 3 Male Running without a Dog
– Top 3 Female Running without a Dog
 
Winning dogs will also be showcased in the Azalea Festival Parade!
 
Registration for the Canine Court Pageant
(Each registered dog will have one free entry for their human friend to get in.)
 
There will be 20 contestants for each division listed below:
– Best Trick
– Most Look-alike My Human Friend
– Best Dressed (Southern Attire)
– Looks Only a Mama Could Love (ugliest)
 
Pageant registration is $25.00. Registrants must enter a division, and can only enter in one division. Only 20 dogs will be allowed to compete in each division.
Winners will be showcased in the Azalea Festival Parade!


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