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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


Run for the Melons

The Plano Melon Dash, on June 10, offers a 10K, 5K and Fun Run race for families and individuals at the Oak Point Nature Preserve, with plenty of free parking and an excellent afterparty with music by DJ Dame. Contestants and spectators can enjoy activities for kids, sponsored village goodies, ice-cold beer, and mouth-watering watermelon.

Here is the schedule: 6:30 a.m., packet pickup and race day registration opens; 7:45 a.m., fun run starts; 8 a.m., 10K starts; 8:05 a.m., 5K starts; 8:30 a.m., time for melons; and 9:15 a.m., awards.

The race beneficiaries include the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Animal Rescue Crusaders of North Texas, Girls on the Run DFW, Tarrant Regional Water District, Hands of Hope, and Friends of the Katy Trail.

For more information and locations to register, visit