The Melon Dash 5K and Fun Run on August 2 is the sixth of seven Run Project races scheduled throughout 2014. The Melon Run benefits the North Texas Cat Rescue, a group committed to the humane and compassionate treatment of cats.
The race boasts a family-friendly atmosphere with watermelon for everyone, sprinklers, live music, food and beer. Runners may choose between a timed 5K race, with a course that winds through historic downtown McKinney, or a fun run.
Easily accessible parking in the surrounding square and neighborhood and an energetic sponsor village create a relaxed and casual atmosphere emphasizing fun, fitness, and local flavor. Starting times are 7:45 and 8:15 a.m. at the intersection of Davis and Tennessee near the town square and farmers’ market in McKinney.
Participants may register online at RunProject.org/race/melon-dash-5k through Jul. 31.