Hunter Vision Watermelon 5k

Hunter Vision Watermelon 5k

JUL

04

2014

Winter Park, FL   7:00 AM

Date, Time & Location

Friday, July 4th, 2014
6:45 am: Team Challenge Winner Annoucement
7:00 am: 5k (3.1 miles)
8:00 am: Watermelon Eating Contest
8:15 am: FREE Kids' Run
Please arrive 45 min. to an hour early!

FINAL RACE INSTRUCTIONS >>

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

About this Event

Hunter Vision sees vitality in this community and actively supports many causes. Gather friends, family and neighbors for a spectacular Independance Day celebration of fitness and fun! All runners receive a festive t-shirt, plentiful refreshments, ice-cold watermelon and 25% OFF LASIK!

Military Personnel and family receive a $10 discount and a special bib!

If you are looking for an expert to care for your vision needs then Hunter Vision is your best destination. Hunter Vision boasts the latest in technology, but it is the experience that money can't buy that makes Hunter Vision the first choice for patients seeking vision correction. As LASIK and cataract surgeon and specialist Dr. Joel Hunter says, "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. Go to: HunterVision.com





Restrictions

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

$25

June 29 - July 3

$29

Race day at race site

$35

17 & under and 65 & over

Through July 3: $10 OFF
Enter code: ys1765

Race day at race site: $35

Military Personnel

Through July 3: $10 OFF
No other discounts apply - Retired veterans, active duty and reservists
from any branch of the U.S. Military and family.
Please email info@trackshack.com 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 6:45 am.  

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

Top Four Teams (as of 7/2):

Moms RUN This Town               81
Hunters Creek Running Club       50
Smart City                               15
Bacon is Life                            14

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: info@trackshack.com


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

After the race freshen up with a hand towel from Track Shack!


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.


Hunter Vision Special

Along with tasty snow cones and iced coffee to cool you down, Hunter Vision wants to help you declare independence from foggy glasses and bothersome contacts. Click to claim 25% off 3D LASIK through July 31st.


At the event take a picture against the photo backdrop and post to Facebook. Use tags @HunterVision and @TrackShack for a chance win $100 at Track Shack.




Supporting Our Troops

Indicate you are military personnel or family when registering and you’ll receive the following benefits:

Special Bib and $10 Discount

Discounted entry fee and special bib number for military personnel and family.

Military Appreciation Staycation

You are automatically entered into a chance to WIN! Staycation open to military personnel and family 18 and over. Winner is chosen at the event. Thank you for your service!

• 2-Night Stay at Rosen Centre
• $75 Darden Restaurant giftcard

Food Drive

We’re collecting non-perishable food items for the Orlando VA Medical Center’s Veterans in Need program.   Our goal is 1000 food items!  Collected items are to be brought to the race.  

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.


8th 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.

Watch the 2013 Watermelon Eating Contest!

View Contest Rules »

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



Event Photography

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

Course Map

The beautiful 3.1 mile course starts on Park Ave. and runs through some of the best streets of Winter Park.




















































Directions

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

Driving directions »

Parking

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?

The City of Winter Park Bike Valet will be set up in Central Park with a cordoned off area and security for parked bikes!   It’s so simple, free and one more way to encourage people to ride bikes to downtown.  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.


Awards

The first 4,000 finishers receive a hand towel 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.