Melon Run

Anchoring the opening of the Howell Melon Festival and celebrating its 36th anniversary, the Howell Melon Run and corresponding events for all ages will take place on Friday evening, August 16th. This event is a long-held community tradition and we are anticipating close to 1250 runners who will participate in a 5K and 10K run/walk, a one mile run/walk, the Tot Trot for those under 8, the Melon Dash for all ages, and of course the ever popular Melon Roll for ages 3-5. The course is certified and considered by many to be one of the most classic, scenic and beautiful runs in Howell incorporating historic residential areas, Lakeview Cemetery and Howell City Park. The start and finish line is on State Street in downtown Howell, right in the thick of opening day festivities to give it more visibility. Awards are given to the top three finishers in a multitude of categories.

Join the community tradition of the 36th Annual Melon Run on August 16. 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, Melon Dash, One Mile Fun Run/Walk, 5K, and 10K. Parking is available at the Barnard Community Center and on residential streets surrounding Downtown. Early entry fee deadline is 11:59pm on August 14. Mailed applications must be postmarked by August 12. Please indicate t-shirt size during registration. A security area will be provided for all runners during the race. This course is certified by USA Track & Field. Site: Downtown Howell, Corner of State and Clinton Streets


Item # Race Cost Time if Race
57001 Melon Roll $2 / child 6:00 p.m.
57002 Tot Trot FREE 6:15 p.m.
57003 Melon Dash $2 / child 6:30 p.m.
57004 1 Mile $15 early / $20 late 6:45 p.m.
57005 5K $25 early / $30 late 7:00 p.m.
57006 10K $25 early / $30 late 7:00 p.m.