AdventHealth July 4th Watermelon 5k - SOLD OUT




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Winter Park, FL
AdventHealth July 4th Watermelon 5k - SOLD OUT

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 cool down with an ice cold mini towel. Keep the fun going with yard games for the family.

Watermelon Eating Contest presented by Fresh From Florida

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

Win $250 Track Shack Gift Card

Carl Black GMC, Buick, Chevy, the official automobile partner of runners is giving all participants a chance to win a $250 Track Shack gift card. 

Find your next vehicle at Carl Black of Orlando!

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 are automatically entered into a chance to WIN  a 2 night stay at a Rosen Hotel! Staycation open to military personnel and family 18 and over. Winner is chosen at the event. Thank you for your service!

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

Alyssa Marie Armentrout was crowned the 2023 Florida Watermelon Queen on November 3, 2022 at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. Queen Alyssa is the daughter of Jonathan and Amanda Armentrout of Sebring, Florida. She a graduate of Southeastern University where she majored in Criminal Justice and Minored in Theology.

As the 2023 Florida Watermelon Queen, Alyssa will travel throughout the United States serving as a spokesperson for the Florida watermelon industry. In February 2024, she will represent her home state of Florida and compete for the title of National Watermelon Queen in Scottsdale, Arizona.

For information regarding an appearance of the 2023 Florida Watermelon Queen, please send inquiries to Debra Harrison, Florida Watermelon Promotions Coordinator at

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