From left, (back row) Abby Boyd, Malorie Pace, Emma Reed, Bergie Villarreal, (front row) Addy Fikes, Anna Byars, Sofia Bahena and Kaitlyn Reed are the M100 RHS Majorettes sponsoring the Watermelon Run.

Majorettes announce Watermelon Run, Aug. 18

As the much-celebrated Watermelon Festival inches closer, more details are being finalized for events taking place that weekend. The annual Watermelon Run has been scheduled for Aug. 18, with registration starting at 6:45 a.m. at Russellville High School.

The annual Watermelon Run is sponsored by the M100 RHS Majorettes.

There are two parts to the event: the 5K and the one-mile fun run. The 5K will start at 7:30 a.m., and the one-mile fun run will start approximately 10 minutes after the 5K is finished.

Awards categories for the 5K include Top 3 Overall Times, Male and Female, Masters Male and Female over 40 and 1st-3rd place in the male and female age groups: 1-10, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-plus.

For the one-mile fun run, awards will be given to the top three males and females in the following age groups: 0-6, 7-9, 10-12 and 13-16.

Pre-registration deadline is Aug. 9, and pre-registered participants are guaranteed a Watermelon Run T-shirt. Pre-registration for the 5K is $20, and one-mile fun run pre-registration is $15. Day-of 5K registration is $25, and the one-mile fun run is $20.

Registration forms can be found at www.franklincountychamber.org/forms/ and www.watermelonfestival5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=6063.

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