Aug. 18, 2010
FRESNO, Calif. - As the sun quickly sets on the summer days, a fun and active community event is on the horizon.
Saturday, August 21, is the 2010 Fresno State Watermelon Run.
"The Watermelon Run is a good way to kick off the season," said head cross country coach Sean McManus. "It is an open event so the community and local runners around the Valley can get involved."
Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. and the traditional preseason event will feature races of two distances, the 2-mile and 6-km events.
The 2-mile race begins at 8:00 a.m. and the 6-km is set to start at 8:45 a.m.
A flat 2-mile loop through the Fresno State campus should provide fast times for all participates.
"For our kids this event is a good test of their fitness after the summer and after they have been training on their own," McManus added. "They get to see where they are at physically and they get to be involved with the community."
The Fresno State Watermelon Run is open to all runners and the entry fee is only five dollars. Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. in front of North Gym on the northwest side of campus.
This is a growing community tradition with 200 participants competing in 2008 and last year 350 were involved.
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