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37th Annual Howell Melon Run

  • N. State Street & Clinton St. Howell, MI, 48843 United States (map)

Join the community tradition of the 37th Annual Howell Melon Run on August 15. This is one of the most scenic and beautiful run/walks through residential streets, historic Lakeview Cemetery, and Howell City Park. The race starts and finishes in downtown Howell. On-site registrations, post-race awards, and refreshments (like melon ice cream) will all take place on State Street. Bring the whole family to enjoy all the special events including the Melon Roll, 1/4 Mile Tot Trot, Mascot Dash, One Mile Fun Run/Walk, 5K, and 10K. A security area will be provided for all runners during the race. The course is certified by USA Track & Field. 

Time & Fees

Melon Roll (ages 2-5) - $2 
Click here to register 

Tot Trot (ages 0-8) - FREE 
Click here to register 

Mascot Dash - Sponsor Required 

1 Mile Run/Walk - $15 Early/$20 Late 
Click here to register 

5K Run/Walk - $25 Early/$30 Late
Click here to register 

10K Run - $25 Early/$30 Late 
Click here to register

Mail-in Registration 

Click here to download a registration form. 

Race Course 

Click here to download a map of the 5K/10K Race Course 

Click here to download a map of the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Course


No prize money will be given. Awards go to Overall Men's, Women's, and Masters. Age group awards to the top three places in each age and gender category in the 5K and 10K (age divisions based on age as of August 15, 2014): 
14 & under / 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+
Ribbons will be awarded for all participants in the Tot Trot, Melon Dash, and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk 

Packet Pickup and Registration Deadlines 

Last chance to register online is 11:59pm on August 13. Early packet pickup is available at the Running Lab in Brighton (located at 328 W. Main Street, Brighton, MI 48116) at the following times: 
   Wednesday, August 13 - 10:00am-8:00pm 
   Thursday, August 14 - 10:00am-8:00pm
Any packets not picked up will be available for pick-up at the race site on Friday beginning at 5:00pm. Any registrations after 5:00pm on August 12 will only be allowed to pick up packets at the race site on Friday. 


Race will be scored by Everal Race Management. Results will be announced at the end of the race and posted at and 


Register by sending a registration form to the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority at 925 W. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843, fax a registration form to 517.546.6018, call 517.546.0693 ext. 0, or register online by clicking one of the links above. 

Earlier Event: August 15
54th Annual Howell Melon Festival
Later Event: August 16
Doc May's Melon Ride