The community tradition continues with the 43rd Annual Howell Melon Run! This is a scenic course that meanders through residential neighborhoods, the historic Lakeview Cemetery, and Howell City Park. The race starts and finishes in Downtown Howell at the intersection of Clinton and State Streets. On-site registrations, awards, and refreshments will all take place in the Kizer Law Firm parking lot in the northwest corner of Clinton and State. Bring the family to enjoy the Melon Roll, Mascot Dash, Kids .5K, 1 Mile Run, 5K, & 10K. The course is certified by USA Track & Field and includes paved streets, dirt paths/roads and some mulched areas. Strollers are welcome, please no walkers for the 10K.
Participants of the 1 Mile, 5K, & 10K: Register by Aug 2 in order to receive a t-shirt. Registrations submitted after this date will not include a t-shirt. DEADLINE FOR SHIRTS: SUNDAY, AUGUST 2. Participants of the Mile and kid events will receive a giveaway.
RACE PACKET PICK-UP: Wednesday, Aug 12 at Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W Grand River, Howell from 10am-5pm AND Thursday, Aug 13 at the Festival Tent on South Center next to the First Presbyterian Church of Howell, 323 W Grand River Ave, Howell from 4-8pm.
Race Day Schedule of Events:
6:00 PM - Melon Roll (2 heats)
6:15 PM - Kids .5K (2 heats)
6:30 PM - Mascot Dash
6:40 PM - 1 Mile Run
7:00 PM - 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run
**UPDATE** This year's race will have NO LATE FEES! We will still have a t-shirt deadline of Aug 2.
The Howell Melon Run is a community tradition that not only encourages people to be active but also helps to fund the Howell Melon Festival. Your participation helps make our festival a reality which in turn supports our downtown businesses, encourages connections between our local businesses, non-profits, and residents, and also helps us keep in touch with our traditions. We love our town and we hope you do too. Thank you for your interest in the Howell Melon Run and we hope to see you at the race!