The Run for the Melon 5K and 10K Walk/
Run is located off scenic Hwy 210 in Vining,
Minnesota. The race course takes the
participant through the rural Otter Tail County
countryside with rolling hills, lakes and fields of
fresh cut alfalfa and grain fields as a back drop.
The race begins and concludes at the intersection of State Highway 210 and 457th Avenue. The course is all asphalt, with the entire race course meandering through the scenic countryside. The race is supported by water drink stations throughout the course at the 1.0; 2.5; 5 kilometer markers and at the finish line. There is ample space for parking and portable toilets are available. The race participant enjoys all the chilled sliced watermelon and water at the finish line they can eat and drink.
The race begins at 8:00 a.m. on August 17th. On-site registration begins at 7:00 a.m.