The Melon Dash 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017 in McKinney, TX at Towne Lake Park Recreational Area

  • 5K Run/Walk at 8:00 AM
    Youth discount will be applied at check-out.

    » $45.00 Individual Entry Level 6 (through 8/19 at 9:00 AM US/Central)
    » $299.00 Annual Pass (automatic entry to all 12 races) (through 8/19 at 9:00 AM US/Central)

  • Fun Run at 7:45 AM

    » $25.00 Individual Entry (through 8/19 at 9:00 AM US/Central)

  • Donation Only

    » donate any amount (through 8/19 at 9:00 AM US/Central)

  • Virtual Runner
    Unable to attend? No worries - you can participate as a Virtual Runner.
    Includes: virtual bib and shirt.
    Shirts will be mailed out (US Only) the week of 8/21/2017.

    » $35.00 registration (through 8/19 at 9:00 AM US/Central)
    » $360.00 Annual Pass (automatic entry to all 12 races) (through 8/19 at 9:00 AM US/Central)

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Run Project Packages

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Event Details

Join us again this summer for a great summer race in McKinney. New location and new route located at Towne Lake recreation area. Participants will be greeted at the finish with cool towels and refreshments. Our sponsor village will be packed with goodies including live music,great food and ice cold watermelon.Bring the entire family. This park is a great place to play with the kids, soak up some rays, ride the paddle boats or play horseshoes. This year's race benefits the League of Animal Protectors.

Event Perks

  • Finisher Medals for all 5K Runners
  • Super-Soft Race T-Shirt
  • Sunglasses
  • Ice Cold Watermelon

Annual Pass Lineup

If you are purchasing a annual pass, take a look at your lineup:

Your Annual Pass starts at the race you register for, then continues for the following 12 months. For example, if you registered for the Half Marathon Annual Pass at Too Cold to Hold in 2017, you would automatically be enrolled in Hotcake Hustle in 2018 (2018 race dates TBD).

Race Day Schedule

7:00 am Registration Opens
7:45 am Fun Run Begins
8:00 am 5K Begins
9:00 am Post Party Begins
9:30 am Awards

Packet Pick-Up

Tuesday, August 15th through Thursday, August 17th from 10am to 7pm

  • RunOn! Mockingbird - 5400 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75206
  • RunOn! McKinney - 5180 West Eldorado Parkway, #200, McKinney, TX 75070
  • OrangeTheory Fitness Lewisville - 6201 N Josey Ln #200, Lewisville, TX 75056
  • OrangeTheory Fitness Murphy - 601 E FM 544 #300, Murphy, TX. 75094
  • Race Day


To be eligible for an award, you must wear a timing tag. Top 3 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 & over

ChronoTrack Timing

Disposable tag timing will be used at this event. You must wear a tag to be timed and eligible for awards. Age group and overall winner awards will be determined by chip time.


League of Animal Protectors


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