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Cook Medical Beat the Heat 5K

Starts Wednesday July 15th, 2020

Winston-Salem, NC

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Beat the Heat has been one of the most popular races in North Carolina for more than 30 years!. It has been selected multiple times by Endurance Magazine as the best 5K in Triad NC and was featured in Running Journal magazine as the #1 “Under the Radar” race in the South. Beat the Heat is a charity event with proceeds going to local non-profits that support health and fitness in the community.

We will again be hosting the NC-USATF 5K Championship for NC elite runners.  Elite runners should contact the race director at [email protected] for elite entry standards.

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COVID precautions will be in place consistent with government regulations and the advice of public health officials at the time of the event.  Read more here.

Registration opened on Monday, May 17 - exactly 2 months before the July 17 race date. We are offering registration for both live and virtual races.  We hope you will mark July 17, 2021 on your calendars and plan to join --either in person or virtually for this great event.  Run it for our charity partners.  Run it for community health.  Run it to cross your own finish line!


Race Distances

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One Mile Family Fun Run Click to Find Out Register »
Beat the Heat 5K Click to Find Out Register »
NC Elite 5K Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

499 Deacon Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC

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