Vining Run for the Melon

Vining  Run for the Melon Vining's Annual Run for the Melon 5K and 10K race!
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Operating as usual

08/14/2021

Thanks to Tim at Sportsman's Bar in Clitherall! Help me tag him friends! Facebook won't let me :)

08/06/2021

Hey Runners! If I had a packet pickup/registration spot open on Friday evening would you be interested?

08/06/2021

This morning's Thank You is for Ross at RossCo in Henning! Our Runners and OTC Cross Country/Track appreciate you!

08/05/2021

Call Patty or Lisa at First Lakes Agency, for great local insurance service! Thanks for your support!

08/05/2021

Thanks to Oak Hill Ag Service for your continued support!

08/04/2021

Thank you to First National Bank of Henning, Ottertail and Battle Lake ! Call our local bankers for any of your finance or deposit needs! We appreciate your support!

08/04/2021

It's August!! Help me thank our sponsors over the next few weeks- we couldn't do it without them!
First, let's thank the Watermelon Day, Vining MN Committee! We love being able to kick off the "Biggest Small Town Celebration in Otter Tail County"

07/15/2021

Race medals have arrived!! 275 runner cap this year! Price increases tomorrow $$$

Sadly, Watermelon Day 2020 has been cancelled.  If anything changes as far as gathering size, I plan to mark the course ...
05/20/2020
Watermelon Day, Vining MN

Sadly, Watermelon Day 2020 has been cancelled. If anything changes as far as gathering size, I plan to mark the course so you can still complete the annual run if you're able. We will definitely miss you and ask you to visit our businesses if you're able and to consider a donation to OTC Athletics (Track and Football) as they were to receive the proceeds from this year's race.

It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the cancellation of Watermelon Day 2020. After the Stay Safe plan announcement today showing that festivals will be closed through all five phases we have decided it's best to formally cancel so vendors and attendees can make other plans. We hope you all have a safe and happy summer. Please visit our local businesses if you are able, and consider a donation to the fire department as they will be unable to hold their annual fundraiser. Hope to see you all next year!

Vining  Run for the Melon's cover photo
08/19/2019

Vining Run for the Melon's cover photo

Our sponsors are the best!! 🍉🤩🍉
08/19/2019

Our sponsors are the best!! 🍉🤩🍉

Thank you thank you thank you to all of our Sponsors! First National Bank of Henning, Ottertail and Battle Lake Karvonen Funeral & Cremation Service, Otter Tail Telcom, Big Foot Gas Grocery & Deli, Oak Hill Ag Service, Lake Region Electric Cooperative, Citizen's Advocate, Vining Grill, Reuter Family Dentistry - Perham, First Lakes Agency, Battle Lake, Sportsman's Bar, Lakes Area Sanitation and Vining Run for the Melon! We couldn't do it without you!!

Great day for a race!! Thank you everyone for an awesome morning!
08/17/2019

Great day for a race!! Thank you everyone for an awesome morning!

08/17/2019

Still room for runners! Onsite registration and packet pickup starts at 6:30!

08/16/2019

Still room! Online registration will close at 6. Prices increase $5 on site, see you in the morning!

08/13/2019

We're so excited! We already have more pre-registrations than last year's total runners! Due to this AWESOME but unforeseen jump, we'll be capping online registration at 250. Race day details to follow!

Watermelon Day, Vining MN
08/10/2019
Watermelon Day, Vining MN

Watermelon Day, Vining MN

Perfect forecast! 65 and partly cloudy for the race! See you all next weekend!

Registration is open for 2019's Vining Run for the Melon, join us for the fun! Finisher medals for all runners and the a...
06/11/2019
12th Annual Run for the Melon 5K & 10K

Registration is open for 2019's Vining Run for the Melon, join us for the fun! Finisher medals for all runners and the award ceremony is back!
https://register.chronotrack.com/r/49200

The race kicks off the 46th Annual Watermelon Day in Vining, the "Biggest Small Town Celebration in Otter Tail County." 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 countr...

Great turnout for the Race this morning, thanks to all of our participants! Be sure to check out the website for photos ...
08/18/2018

Great turnout for the Race this morning, thanks to all of our participants! Be sure to check out the website for photos and results!
A HUGE thank you to all of our generous sponsors!
Last but not least, thanks also to our fantastic volunteers!
We couldn't have done it without all of you!

Results are Posted!
08/18/2018
2018 Results

Results are Posted!

Run for the Melon 5K 10K Vining MN Watermelon Day

Vining  Run for the Melon's cover photo
08/18/2018

Vining Run for the Melon's cover photo

Thanks to Michelle at Wildflower Photography and Floral for the photos today!
08/18/2018

Thanks to Michelle at Wildflower Photography and Floral for the photos today!

Thanks to Michelle at Wildflower Photography and Floral for the photos today!

08/17/2018

Online registration is now closed, thank you everyone!
On site registration will open 6:30 Saturday morning, see you there!

It's going to be a beautiful day for a run!  See you Saturday for the 5K & 10K races!
08/16/2018
Race Day Info

It's going to be a beautiful day for a run! See you Saturday for the 5K & 10K races!

August 18, 2018 Vining, MN Hwy 210 & 457th Ave

08/11/2018

A big THANK YOU to our 2018 Sponsors! Wouldn't be possible without you all!!
Watermelon Day, Vining MN, Oak Hill Seeds & Insurance, First National Bank of Henning, Ottertail and Battle Lake, First Lakes Agency, Battle Lake , Citizen's Advocate, FX Designs, Precision Landscape & Irrigation LLC, Henning Festival Annual 5K Run/Walk, Lakes Area Sanitation, Big Foot Gas Grocery & Deli, Reuter Family Dentistry, Dan Barbre Construction, The Vining Palace, Vining Grill & Sportsman's Bar!

ONE WEEK!  Online registration open until Thursday at midnight! On site registration starts 6:30am Saturday morning. See...
08/11/2018
Race Day Info

ONE WEEK! Online registration open until Thursday at midnight! On site registration starts 6:30am Saturday morning. See you there!

August 18, 2018 Vining, MN Hwy 210 & 457th Ave

08/06/2018

Who's ready to Run for the Melon?! The race is less than 2 weeks away, don't forget to register!

Vining  Run for the Melon
06/14/2018

Vining Run for the Melon

08/08/2017
10th Annual Run for the Melon 5K & 10K

Less than 2 weeks for the Run for the Melon! Register for your free Adidas bag! Remember kids 6 and under are free but have to be registered, see you there!

The race kicks off the 45th Annual Watermelon Day in Vining, the "Biggest Small Town Celebration in Otter Tail County." 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 countr...

06/07/2017

Join us for the 10th running of the Vining Run for the Melon race- August 19! Register early for your Adidas bag!

Vining  Run for the Melon's cover photo
06/07/2017

Vining Run for the Melon's cover photo

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Hwy 210 & 457th Ave
Vining, MN
56588

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Did the medals ever get mailed out for those who didn’t get them?