AdventHealth July 4th Watermelon 5k – Registration is OPEN!

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

For full event information, click here.

Training Program

We recommend following the official 8-week training program for the AdventHealth July 4th Watermelon 5k.

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Tank Top

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

Kid’s Run

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

251 Park Avenue South
Winter Park, FL 32789
Park Avenue in Winter Park, FL

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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 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: 

Watermelon 5K Team Challenge

Participants can take the 5K Team Challenge by creating a team to show support to the local military. The team with the most participants (minimum of 15) will have a $500 donation made on their behalf to a local 501© (3) organization that supports military service. The team with the most members by July 12th will be the winner. Teams could be 15 of your friends or family. They could even be a corporate, civic group, youth group, or club!


Walker Friendly Events

The best part about Track Shack is that they offer walker friendly events if you don’t want to commit to a 5K. After all, Track Shack’s mission is to “Keep Central Florida Fit”. They encourage walkers to participate in all Track Shack races. Additionally, the city of Winter Park encourages runners and walkers in the 5k to complete 3.1 miles within 1 hour. (NOTE: Participants who do not maintain that pace will be directed to the sidewalk by race officials.)

About Track Shack

Track Shack is your hometown running and walking headquarters and your one-stop for quality shoes, apparel. They are your inspiration for change and motivation to empower others. Get fit and feel great. Track Shack is located in the Mills 50 district of Orlando – on 1104 Mills Ave North – right across from Hawkers Asian Street Food. Don’t forget to follow Track Shack on Social Media!

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