July 4th Watermelon 5k Run/Walk on Park Avenue in Winter Park

Runners & walkers will go the extra mile to honor military personnel and their families 23rd Annual Hunter Vision

Runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all ages can have summertime fun by participating in the Hunter Vision Watermelon 5k, Friday, July 4 on Park Avenue in Downtown Winter

Park. The 3.1-mile run/walk begins at 7:00 a.m. It’s an All-American-style celebration featuring a shady course, entertainment, free kids’ run and the crowd favorite, the Watermelon Eating Contest.

Participants can show support for local military personnel in two ways:Watermellon5k

1) Food Drive. Contribute a non-perishable food items for distribution through the Orlando VA Medical Center’s Veterans in Need Program.

2) Team Challenge competition.  Runners and walkers form teams of any kind: corporate, running club, ROTC, church group, etc.  All teams receive recognition and the largest team will have a

$500 donation made on their behalf to a local 501© (3) organization that supports military service.

All 5k registrants who are active, retired or reservist military service personnel and/or military family members will receive special recognition by a unique bib number and will be entered into a prize drawing to win a Military

Appreciation Staycation!  Staycation elements include a two night stay at Rosen Centre, two tickets to SeaWorld & Aquatica and a $75 Darden restaurant gift card. The randomly chosen winner will be announced after the race.

Proceeds benefit the Track Shack Foundation, a 501 ©(3) organization established to promote health and fitness with an emphasis on youth athletics.

Registration required. For more information or to register run to http://trackshack.com/events-detail.php?id=114