Watermelon-Hunter iconHere’s what you need to know about the Hunter Vision Watermelon 5k run this coming July 4th.

The 5k run starts at 7am, and the kids run starts at 8:15am. Come to Park Avenue in Winter Park, 251 Park Avenue South Winter Park, FL 32789.

Runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all ages can have summertime fun by participating in the Hunter Vision Watermelon 5k, Friday, July 4 on Park Avenue in Downtown Winter Park. The 3.1-mile run/walk begins at 7:00 a.m. It’s an All-American-style celebration featuring a shady course, entertainment, free kids’ run and the crowd favorite, the Watermelon Eating Contest.  Participants can show support for local military personnel in three ways:

1) Discount entry to active and retired military personnel and their families.

2) Food Drive. Contribute a non-perishable food items for distribution through the Orlando VA

Medical Center’s Veterans in Need Program.

3) Team Challenge competition.  Runners and walkers form teams of any kind: corporate, running club, ROTC, church group, etc. All teams receive recognition and the largest team will have a $500 donation made on their behalf to a local 501© (3) organization that supports military service. All 5k registrants who are active or retired military service personnel and/or military family members will receive special recognition by a unique bib number and will be entered into a prize drawing to win a Military Appreciation Staycation!  Staycation elements include a two night stay at Rosen Centre and a $75 Darden restaurant gift card. The randomly chosen winner will be announced after the race.

HVWKidsTrack Shack created this event in hopes of celebrating a wholesome community in order to raise funds for the Track Shack Foundation which supports local active and retired military personnel and their families. The Track Shack Foundation is a 501 ©(3) organization whose mission is to promote health and fitness with an emphasis on youth athletics.

In order to run in this race you must be a registered runner. Here’s a break down of the race fees.

Entry Fee:
$25 through June 28……$29…..June 29 – July 3
$15 Age 17 & under and age 65 & over
$15 Active, retired military personnel and military family members through July 3.
$35 Race Day at race day at race site

Register at the Track Shack website or call 407.896.1160 for more information.

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