Beat the Heat 5K

Event Date

Sat, Jul 26, 2014


Winston-Salem, NC

About This Activity

Presented by the Twin City Track Club, The Beat the Heat 5K has been a midsummer fixture on the Triad road racing scene for more than twenty years. The race was selected at the BEST 5K in the Triad by Endurance Magazine and featured in Running Journal magazine as the #1 “Under the Radar” race in the South! The purpose of the Beat the Heat 5K is to promote fitness and health, and improve the quality of life for individuals and families. The 2014 race will occur on July 26th beginning and ending near Wake Forest’s BB&T Field and Bridger Field House.

We are thrilled to acknowledge that Beat the Heat has again been designated the official USATF 5K Championship race for the state of North Carolina. Last year, the event attracted 1,000 participants at all levels with more than 100 first-time 5K runners. Prize money of $5000 will be awarded to the qualifying NC-USATF winners with additional $2000 prize money available for course and state records.

Event schedule and times

6:30 pm - 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
7:00 pm - 5K

Awards will be presented after the race.

Packet Pickup will be held at Fleet Feet Sports of Winston-Salem, 50-G Miller Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27104, on Friday before the race from 3pm to 7 pm, and on race day at the race site beginning at 5:00 pm.    

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