1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, United States

Start Date

07/04/2022

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Activities: Running race, 3 Miles

The 44th Annual Jack Gamble Melon Run, a July 4th Gainesville tradition!

This three-mile run hosted by the Florida Track Club is as much a part of the Fourth of July as BBQ and Fireworks. Enjoy the rolling hills on this course where age-group winners receive a watermelon! Age groupings for awards are in 10 year increments. Refreshments (most likely more watermelon) will be served to all runners after the race.

Register by June 15th, 11:59 PM if you want the option of selecting a tank top. Race tank tops will not be available to anyone who registers after June 15, 2022.

FTC Members: Please log in to your FTC account and check this page for the code for discounted entry. There is a box to enter the discount code on the page where you provide your payment information. If you are not a member yet, you can join the Florida Track Club and participate in the numerous races and track meets we have planned this year.  Individual yearly membership is only $30, family membership $40, and student membership $15. See the full FTC Schedule below (9 free races and 3 with discounts each year). 

Age-based pricing: Children 12 and under have a reduced entry fee of $25 for regular registration and $15 for the 'no tank top' option. The reduced price will be automatically applied based on the age of the child on July 4, 2022. If you have a family membership, your children are also eligable for the additional member discount.

The race starts at 8:00 AM at Albert "Ray" Massey Westside Park
1001 NW 34th Street Gainesville, FL 32605

Bib pick-up will begin at 7 AM at Westside Park. The exact location will be announced prior to race day. There will be no bib pick-up prior to that. Race day registration is ONLY online.  Up through 7:30 AM on race day, you may register on your computer, or on your phone, and then ask for your bib. There will be NO human being that will assist you with registration.We WILL NOT, be handling race day registration. We will not accept paper registration or in-person payments.

The Florida Track Club is sponsored by UF Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute.

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. 3 Mile Run (regular registration)

    Activity Starts: 7/4/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 7/4/2022 11:00
    Registration opens : 4/15/2022 00:01
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Tank Top
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 4/15/2022 00:01
      Registration closes : 6/15/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.03
    • Registration opens : 6/16/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 6/27/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.03
    • Registration opens : 6/28/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/4/2022 07:30
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.03


  2. 3 Mile Run (no tank top option)

    Activity Starts: 7/4/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 7/4/2022 11:00
    Registration opens : 4/15/2022 12:01
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 4/15/2022 12:01
      Registration closes : 6/15/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45


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