AdventHealth July 4th Watermelon 5k




7:30 AM

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AdventHealth July 4th Watermelon 5k

Tank Top

Registered participants receive a gender specific, sublimated tank top. 
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Wear yours on race day in the spirit of the holiday!

Visit the AdventHealth Tents

After the 5k, keep the fun going with yard games for the family.

Watermelon Eating Contest 

Watch the fun or enter to compete! Two men & two women will be chosen to participate in eating delicious juicy watermelon. All interested participants may sign up on race day at the Track Shack tent.

Supporting Our Troops

Indicate you are military personnel 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 dependents.

Military Appreciation Staycation from Rosen Hotels

Military participants can enter into a chance to WIN  a 2 night stay at a Rosen Hotel! Staycation open to military personnel and family 18 and over. Enter at the Track Shack tent on race day.

Food Drive

We’re collecting non-perishable food items for the Orlando VA Medical Center’s VSO Food Pantry. 

Our goal is 1000 food items! Please bring non-expired food to the Food Drive tent at the race. 

Helpful items include:
- Tuna in foil packets
- Hormel microwaveable meals
- Small jars of peanut butter and/or jelly
- Canned soup, chili (with pop-top lids)
- Large juices like Gatorade
- Vienna sausages
- Plastic flatware (pre-wrapped) 

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. Final team counts will be based upon registrations received by July 3rd.

Kids' Run

Kids' runs are free and recommended for children 12 and under. Distances range from 100 yards to 400 yards and children will be placed in age appropriate groups. Registration available on race week. T-shirts are first come first serve. All finishers receive a ribbon. Staff and volunteers are present. Parents may accompany their child but may not pace or impede other children in the race. 

Virtual Option

Can't make it to the race? Enjoy a virtual experience at home or in one’s own neighborhood. 

FREE downloadable bibs and finisher certificates! Click to print.


Finisher Certificate

Event Photography

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


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.

Meet the Florida Watermelon Queen

Elanie Nicole Mason was crowned the 2024 Florida Watermelon Queen on October 12-14, 2023 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. Queen Elanie is the 23-year-old daughter of Billy and Muffet Mason of Parrish, Florida.  She is currently attending the University of Florida where she is a graduate student majoring in Agricultural Education and Communication.

Elanie was the Florida FFA State Secretary, UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Ambassador, President of the Collegiate Farm Bureau, and a Top 10 Senior of University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

For information regarding an appearance of the 2024 Florida Watermelon Queen, please send inquiries to Debra Harrison, Florida Watermelon Promotions Coordinator at

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