The second annual Parade to Fight Hunger presented by Walgreens will kick off this year’s Wilmington Grand Prix! Last year we had a great time with our fellow friends who share our passion for a hunger-free community. We expect this year’s parade to be bigger and better with more marching bands and community groups. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at 5th and Market Streets. After the parade enjoy a day of free family fun (6 blocks to be exact!), professional bike racing and a street festival.
The bike races begin at 11:30 a.m., with men’s and women’s racing in a variety of professional and amateur categories. Youth races will also be held. The Wilmington Grand Prix street festival includes live music, sidewalk sales, course-side cafes and a variety of family games and activities including moon bounces, rock climbing, bungee jumping, fitness challenges, bike expos and more! The weather is supposed to be beautiful on Saturday so it’s an event that shouldn’t be missed!
To wrap up the weekend-long event, the first-ever ING DIRECT Governor’s Ride will take place. The 11-mile bike ride begins at the Grand Opera House and turns around at the Methodist Country House on Route 52. This escorted bike ride is fun for the entire family. Registration for bikers over the age of 18 is only $10 and all proceeds to benefit our hunger-relief efforts! Riders under 18 are free! To register for the bike race, please click here. All participants will receive a Grand Prix t-shirt.
For more information about the weekend festivities, please visit www.wilmgrandprix.com.
To view photos from last year’s event, please click here.