Yappy New Year 5K

Wilmington, NC
January 9, 2021

When & Where

In Person Race
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Long Leaf Park
314 Pine Grove Dr.

Wilmington, NC 28409

Virtual Race
Anywhere! January 8 – 10


In Person Race

Virtual Race

Start Times

In Person Race
8:00 AM  –  5K Wave 1
8:10 AM – 5K Wave 2
To see your Start Time, click HERE

Virtual Race
Anytime! January 8 – 10

2021 Yappy New Year 5K Results

Come join the paws4people foundation for their Yappy New Year 5K on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Long Leaf Park in Wilmington, NC! Start the new year on a healthy foot with your 4-legged best friend! There will be an in-person race option and virtual race option for all interested runners/walkers.

About the Cause

The paws4people foundation is a Wilmington, NC based non-profit that raises, trains and places Assistance Dogs with clients at no cost to them. The foundation’s mission is educating and empowering people to utilize Assistance Dogs to transform their lives.

5K Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male NO dog
• Top 3 Overall, Female NO dog
• Top 3 Overall, Male WITH dog
• Top 3 Overall, Female WITH dog

PLEASE NOTE: Awards are for In-Person Race Participants ONLY.

Awards will be available for pickup at Fleet Feet on January 9th.

Race Swag

Neck Gaiters from Without Limits are guaranteed to the first 200 participants to register.

Virtual Participants: You can have your Yappy New Year 5K gaiter mailed.

The paws4people Yappy New Year 5K will take place on the loop at Long Leaf Park in Wilmington, NC. The race will start/finish near the Dog Park.

This race course is also stroller, wheelchair and dog friendly!

Schedule & Parking Info

Friday, January 8, 2021


Fleet Feet Sports
1125 Military Cutoff Rd. D
Wilmington, NC 28405

4 PM – 6 PM

In Person Participants: If you cannot make it, packets can be picked up before your start time. Please see schedule under Race Day.
Email michelle@its-go-time.com so we know to expect you.

Virtual Participants: Packets must be picked up at packet pickup, unless you paid for your packet to be mailed.

Saturday, January 9, 2021


Long Leaf Park
314 Pine Grove Dr.

Wilmington, NC 28409

7:45 AM
Wave 1 participants who could not make it to packet pickup may arrive at Shelter 5
7:50 AM
Wave 1 begins to arrive at Shelter 5/Start Line
8:00 AM
Wave 1 Starts
8:02 AM
Wave 2 participants who could not make it to packet pick up may arrive at Shelter 5
8:05 AM
Wave 2 begins to arrive at Shelter 5/Start Line
8:10 AM
Wave 2 Starts

We are no longer utilizing Wave 3 at 8:20am.

Race Day Parking

Parking will be available around Long Leaf Park in designated lots, as well as overflow grass parking.

Want to Sponsor or Volunteer?

Questions About the Event?


5K Race
Through December 15  —  $30

December 16 through January 8  —  $35
January 9  —  $40

5K Race – Virtual
Through December 15  —  $30
December 16 through January 8  —  $35
January 9  —  $40

Virtual Participants: If you live out of town or would prefer to not attend the designated packet pickup,
you can have your packet mailed directly to you for an additional shipping fee of $5.

Thank You to Our Supporters


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.