29th Annual NC Watermelon Festival

July 30- August 2, 2014

Historic Downtown Murfreesboro, NC

NC Watermelon Festival 5K

Saturday, August 2, 2014


Watermelon 5K 2014 Race Results


The NC Watermelon Festival 5K has become one of the most popular summer road races in northeastern North Carolina.  Runners lead off the annual Watermelon Festival parade down Main Street in historic Murfreesboro, then wind their way through the campus of Chowan University and the lakefront residential part of town. Our 5K course is USTAF certified (NC-06024-PH).

All proceeds from the race go to support summer children's reading programs at the Elizabeth Sewell Parker Public Library in downtown Murfreesboro.

All registered 5K participants will receive an official Murfreesboro watermelon. The first 100 participants are guaranteed official race shirts. Awards will be given to overall men's and women's champions, plus age group awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd).


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Entertainment Schedule

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
7:00 PM - The Band of Oz

Thursday, July 31, 2014
7:00 PM - BackBeat Band

Friday, August 1, 2014
5:30 PM - Ft. Monroe Dixieland Band
7:00 PM - Breakfast Club

Saturday, August 2, 2014
5:30 PM - Potecasi Creek String Band
7:00 PM - Pizazz Band

2014 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsorship
Glover Construction, Inc.

Silver Sponsorship
Murfreesboro Farms, Inc.
NC Watermelon Association
Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Bronze Sponsorship
Metal Tech of Murfreesboro

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