Hunter Vision Watermelon 5k

Hunter Vision Watermelon 5k




Winter Park, FL   7:00 AM

Date, Time & Location

Friday, July 4th, 2014
7:00 am: 5k (3.1 miles)
8:00 am: Watermelon Eating Contest
8:15 am: Kids' Run
Please arrive 45 min. to an hour early!

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

About this Event

It's time for fun in the sun! Gather friends, family and neighbors for a morning to celebrate our country's independence with food, and fitness! All runners receive a festive t-shirt, plentiful refreshments, ice-cold watermelon and more!


Bicycles, roller skates, in-line skates, and dogs will be prohibited from the race course. The use of headphones is discouraged. Runners and walkers with baby joggers or strollers must start behind designated stroller signage and are required to maintain a 12 minute per mile pace or slower; if pace not maintained, you will not be allowed to participate with a stroller in future events.

  • Online registration available until Wednesday, July 2. Bring form to Track Shack after that date.

  • If you register online during packet pick up days your packet will be available the next day at 10:00 a.m.

  • Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

  • Not sure if you already registered online? Click here to confirm your registration! (Online registration only.)

Entry Fees

Through June 28


June 29 - July 3


Race day at race site


17 & under and 65 & over

Through July 3: $10 OFF

Race day at race site: $35

Military Personnel

Through July 3: $10 OFF
No other discounts apply - Veterans, active duty and reservists
from any branch of the U.S. Military and family.
Please email and state your branch to receive the
military discount code. Military ID card required to pick up race packet.

Race day at race site: $35

Watermelon 5k Team Challenge

Create a team and show your support of our local military!  The team with the most participants (minimum 15) will have a $500.00 donation made on their behalf to a local 501© (3) organization that supports military service. 
Charitable examples may include i.e. active, reserve, veterans, wounded service personnel, military families or ROTC organizations. Results of the team competition and check presentation will be announced on race day at 8:10 am.  

What makes up a team?
Any corporate or civic group can form a team. 

How do I create a team? 3 easy steps:

1. Click on the link above to create your team online. Follow all instructions on team registration page for successful registration.

2. Distribute the Hunter Vision Watermelon 5k online registration link to employees, friends and family to build your team. Make sure you tell them your team name.*

Packet Pick-Up

Race information, race number, t-shirt, available at Track Shack and at the race site on race morning. Track Shack is located at 1104 N. Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803. Email:

Monday, June 30 - Thursday, July 3

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Race day at race site

Starting at 5:30 am

If you register online during packet pick up days your packet will be available the next day at 10:00 am.

T- Shirts

Registered 5k participants receive a short sleeved, unisex t-shirt. Wear yours on race day in the spirit of the holiday!

Finisher's Gift

The first 4,000 finishers receive a gift from Track Shack! 

Military Staycation

Indicate you are military personnel or family when registering and you’ll be automatically entered into a chance to WIN!

  • 2-Night Stay at Rosen Centre

  • 2 Tickets to SeaWorld & Aquatica

  • $75 Darden Restaurant giftcard

Thank you for your service! To be eligible for the Staycation you must indicate that you are military on your registration; military ID will be required at packet pick up. Must be 18 or over to win. Winner will be chosen at the July 4th Watermelon 5k.

Kids' Run

Kids' runs are free for all children. Distances range from 100 to 400 yards and children will be placed in age appropriate groups. Registration is on race day at race site. The first 150 registered participants will receive a T-shirt. The Kids’ Runs start and finish at the finish line.

7th Annual Watermelon Eating Contest

4 men & 4 women will be chosen to participate in our Watermelon Eating Contest. Contest will begin at 8:00 am. All interested participants may sign up on race day at the Track Shack tent. Contestant names will be randomly selected and announced at 7:50 am. Top male and female winners receive festive watermelon merchandise.

View Contest Rules »

The juicy and sweet watermelons at this event are provided by Melon 1!

Event Photography

Visit to view race day photos. Participants will be notified by email when photos are ready for viewing!

Course Map

Coming soon!


Take I-4 to Fairbanks exit (#87). Head east on Fairbanks to Park Ave. Turn left onto Park Ave.

Driving directions »


Limited race day side street parking available near Park Avenue. Free all day parking available in 7 municipal parking lots within one block of Park Avenue. Two parking garages available:

1) New York Ave. at W. Canton Ave (free parking)
2) South Park Avenue at Lyman (paid parking)

Parking Map

Thinking about riding your bike to the event?

Race day parking will be at a premium and Central Park is the perfect venue with plenty of places to lock up!
Enjoy the ride! 

By participating you are benefiting the Track Shack Foundation, a local, 501c(3) organization that promotes health and fitness with an emphasis on youth programs.

Thank you for your support.


The first 4,000 finishers receive a gift from Track Shack!

In the festive spirit of the holiday, the Watermelon 5k is a non-scored fun-run for runners and walkers of all ages. Top 10 male and female finishers will receive awards. No other times will be recorded. Participants are able to get their finish times from the overhead clock at the finish line. The first 4,000 registered runners and walkers to cross the finish line will receive a special souvenir gift.