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August 06, 2022

NC Watermelon Festival 5K 2022

Front lawn of Murfreesboro Baptist Church • 200 W. Main St. MurfreesboroNC  27855 Organized by Murfreesboro Rotary Club $25 instant refund on this event with gift card.

About this event

Now in its 16th year, the NC Watermelon Festival 5K has become one of the most popular summer road races in northeastern North Carolina. Runners lead off the annual Watermelon Festival parade down Main Street in historic Murfreesboro, then wind their way through the campus of Chowan University and the lakefront residential part of town. Our 5K course is USTAF certified (NC-06024-PH).

All proceeds from the race go to support summer children's reading programs at the Elizabeth Sewell Parker Public Library in downtown Murfreesboro.

All registered 5K participants will receive an official Murfreesboro watermelon. The first 100 participants are guaranteed official race shirts. Awards will be given to overall men's and women's champions, and for age group awards from 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20 -29, 30-39, 40-49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 and up (1st, 2nd, 3rd).

Event details and schedule

Race begins at 10 AM sharp. Course closes at 11 AM.

Cost is $25 before August 6 and $30 on race day. Race day registration and pre-registered number pick-up begins at 8:45 AM on the lawn of Murfreesboro Baptist Church (200 W. Main Street, Murfreesboro, NC).

Send questions to watermelon5k@yahoo.com.


Front lawn of Murfreesboro Baptist Church

200 W. Main St. MurfreesboroNC  27855

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