The Dam Melon 5k kicking off Saturday’s Watermelon Festival

The Dam Melon 5K is back. 

This year the race will take place on Saturday, July 8, and will kick off the 40th Annual Saline Watermelon festivities for the day. 

The race location is set for Saline High School located at 1255 Cooper Street.

They will accept same day registration the day of the race beginning at 6 a.m. at the high school.

For pre-registration, register online at

If runners would like to receive a race shirt, you much pre-register.

Cost for pre-register is $30 and race day registration will be $25. 

Awards will take place immediately following the race. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be awarded in the following age groups: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. A special award will be given for male/female overall winner,  Master (40-49), Grand Master (50-59), Senior Master (60-69), and Legend (70+). 

McDuffie timing will be timing the race.

Proceeds will benefit The Storehouse of Saline Food Pantry. 

For more information, contact Brandi Guin at 318-413-7714 or email

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