Registration now open for Guinness World Record attempt

Registration is now open for anyone wanting to be a part of the Melons for Moolah Guinness World Record attempt for “Most Participants in a Watermelon-Eating Contest.”

This year’s Melons for Moolah will be July 1 at Safety Harbor Waterfront Park as part of Safety Harbor’s Market on Main, which will move to the park for that Sunday only. The event is open to anyone who wishes to participate, but everyone must pre-register in advance no later than June 23.

Participants will be divided into groups of 18, with the person in each group who eats their serving of melon balls the fastest moving on to a final round, where a champion will be crowned. Even though there is a competitive nature to the event, which is per Guinness rules, everyone who actively participates in the contest will be part of the world record and be able to buy a certificate stating so from Guinness if the record is confirmed.

Like last year’s invite-only event, the overall goal of Melons for Moolah is to raise money for several non-profit organizations. All participants will be asked to join the Melons for Moolah fundraising team at MightyCauses.com, and will be able to select any 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to benefit from their efforts.

Dozens of volunteers also will be needed to make sure the event complies with all Guinness rules, and sponsorships starting at $100 are being sought to defray the costs of putting on the event.

For more details on the event, including links to register, volunteer or sponsor, please visit MelonsForMoolah.com.

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