Timed 5K • Virtual 5K • Virtual 10K • Virtual 1 Mile

Saturday August 1, 2020

McKinney, TX

Running isn't cancelled, we are just doing it differently.™

Bring your own Watermelon!

It wouldn't be summer without watermelon and running and this year is no exception. Join us virtually as we beat the summer heat. Now with two exciting options to maximize your fun in the summer sun!

The Swag

Melon Dash Short Sleeve Shirt | Custom Finisher's Medal

Event Details

Run Your Race anytime, anywhere. get up and get your watermelon gear on, grab some water and hit the streets, treadmill or trails!. The bib is real. the Medal is real. the competition is real. The Summer is real! Sign up and race when you see fit. Join us for our social media race day live start. run Anytime, anywhere,. You choose. Eat as much watermelon as you want. We don't judge. Your Melon Dash race swag kit and Medal will be shipped to you. enjoy your run with our Spotify "melon Dash" playlist. Run one of our Strava Melon Dash routes or make up your own. When Done:
  • Submit your time
  • Print out your Melon Dash Finisher Certificate.
  • share your favorite Melon Dash moments from your run on social media.
  • Use these hashtags- #runproject, #runprojectvirtual, #melondash
  • Chill out with some ice cold watermelon something- you deserve it!

Course Maps


FB Live and Instagram Start: Saturday, Aug. 1 2020
6:50 am- Live from the Melon Dash Virtual Start Line
6:51 am- Introduction
6:52 am- Virtual Call Ups to the start line
6:54 am- Warm up- with the Run Project Chicken
6:56 am-National Anthem
6:59 am- First wave set
7:00 am: Live Start
Join us if you like, if not anytime, anywhere.


5K Timed Event Awards

All awards for 5K timed event will be mailed the week following the event.

  • 1st-3rd Overall Male & Female
  • 1st Overall Masters Male & Female
  • Top 3 Male & Female finishers in the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70–74, 75–79, & 80+

Chip timing is required to be eligible for awards.

Virtual Event Awards

  • Best watermelon picnic
  • Best watermelon seed spitting
  • Best watermelon costume
  • Best watermelon keg
  • #runproject, #runprojectvirtual, #melondash

Melon Dash Pricing

Virtual 5K

  • $40

    Through August 1, 2020

Virtual 10K

  • $40

    Through August 1, 2020

Virtual 1 Mile

  • $40

    Through August 1, 2020

Timed 5K

  • $45

    Through August 1, 2020

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