AdventHealth July 4th Watermelon 5k – Registration is OPEN!
Celebrate freedom and kick off Independence Day with a 5K for a cause! Track Shack is hosting the AdventHealth July 4th Watermelon 5k. Registration is OPEN! Round up your friends, family and neighbors for a morning celebration with ice cold watermelon and American pride!
AdventHealth July 4th Watermelon 5k Event Highlights
- $10 Discount &
- Special Bib for Military!
- Team Challenge for $500 to Charity
- Gender Specific Tank
- Watermelon 5k Mini Towel
- Ice Cold Watermelon
- Watermelon Eating Contest
- Military Staycation from Rosen Hotels & Resorts
- Yard Games at the AdventHealth Tents
- Virtual 5k Option
- FREE Kids’ Run
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We recommend following the official 8-week training program for the AdventHealth July 4th Watermelon 5k.
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All registered participants will receive a free gender specific soft tech tank top (view size chart). The AdventHealth July 4th Watermelon 5k tank top is designed in the spirit of July 4 – with stars and stripes! Participants are encouraged to get in the spirit and wear the official tank top!
Win $250 Track Shack Gift Card
Participants have the chance to win a $250 Track Shack gift card! Thanks to Carl Black GMC, Buick, Chevy, the official automobile partner of runners! Find your next vehicle at Carl Black of Orlando!
Supporting Our Troops
Participants who indicate that they are military personnel when registering will receive the following benefits:
- Special Bib and $10 Discount
- Discounted entry fee and special bib number for military personnel and dependents
- Military Appreciation Staycation from Rosen Hotels
Kids are always welcome to participate! The kid’s runs are always free and recommended for children 12 and under. The distances for kids run range from 100 yards to 400 yards. Children are placed in age appropriate groups.
AdventHealth July 4th Watermelon 5k Food Drive
Be a part of the 5k AND make a difference! Track Shack is collecting non-perishable food items for the Orlando VA Medical Center’s VSO Food Pantry. Their goal is to collect 1000 food items! Please bring non- expired food to the Food Drive tent at the race.
Some examples of non-perishable food items they are looking for: tuna in foil packets, small jars of peanut butter and/or jelly, canned soup or chili (preferably with pop-top lids), and large juices like Gatorade.
Visit the AdventHealth Tents
AdventHealth will be providing tents after the finish line. Feel free to cool down after the 5k with an ice cold mini towel. Stay for the fun with yard games for the entire family.
Watermelon Eating Contest
You thought the fun was over after the 5k? That was only the beginning! Stick around for the Watermelon Eating Contest. 2 men & 2 women will be chosen to participate. All interested participants may sign up on race day at the Track Shack tent.
Date, Time & Location
Tuesday, July 4, 2023
6:45am: Team Challenge Winner Announcement
7:30 am: 5k (3.1 miles)
8:00 am: Awards Presentation
8:30 am: Watermelon Eating Contest
8:40 am: Military Staycation Winner Announced
8:45 am: FREE Kids’ Run
5k Entry Fees
In person and virtual. Processing fees will apply.
$33 Through June 18
$38 June 19 – July 3
$43 Race Day
17 & under and 65 & over: $10 OFF through July 3. Can’t be combined with other discounts.
Military Personnel & Dependents: $10 OFF through July 3
No other discounts apply – Veterans, active duty and reservists from any branch of the U.S. Military and dependents with military ID. Please email email@example.com and state your branch to receive the military discount code. Military ID card required to pick up race bib. Can’t be combined with other discounts
Friends & Family Pricing through July 3: Receive 15% off when you register 3 or more participants. Use code: friendsandfamily
Valid on online registrations only. Can’t be combined with other discounts. Must register all participants under one transaction
AdventHealth employees receive a $5 discount while supplies last. Coupon code is required for online registration. Code distributed by AdventHealth. Contact: Zana.Krakic@AdventHealth.com