5K USATF Certified (NC11048PH) , USATF Sanctioned, RRCA sanctioned, course is predominately flat and fast. Traffic will be monitored.
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk - The course is flat. Traffic will me monitored.
Click here to view the 5K course map.
Will be given every mile. Digital Clock at finish.
Water at mile 1, 2, and at finish.
Entry Fee Include - Preliminary
T-Shirt for the first 800 entries.
Awards and prizes (see Awards info below).
Refreshments: Pizza, subs, fresh fruit, drinks, beer (MUST BE 21 or OLDER to receive beer).
Beat Heat 5K Records:
Open Male - Bobby Mack 14:13 (2012)
Open Female - Blake Phillips Russell 16:11 (1999)
A bonus prize of $200 will be offered for setting a new course record.
North Carolina 5K Records
Open Male - Scott Dvorak 14:08 (1997)
Open Female - Laura Mykytok 15:50 (1994)
A bonus prize of $1,000 will be offered for setting a new NC USATF state record in the open division for 5K distance. Record must be recognized as official by USATF to receive the prize money.
North Carolina 5K Records by Age Group
Awards Ceremony - Preliminary Information
The awards presentation will be held immediately following the race.
NC-USATF Prize Money: $5,000+
Open: (Men and Women) 1st - $1,000, 2nd - $500, 3rd - $200, 4th - $150, 5th - $125, 6th - $100, 7th - $75, 8th - $50
Masters: (Men and Women): 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $50
Grand Masters: (Men and Women): 1st $75, 2nd $50
No double dipping. If someone places in two categories, the awarded placement will be the one where they win the most money.
To be eligible for USATF awards, athletes must be full time 12 month resident of NC and a member of the USATF North Carolina Association. USATF eligibility will be verified after the race. Cash prizes will be mailed to winners after eligibility has been confirmed for all USATF award winners and final verification of times and placement.
Age Group Awards (for non-USATF runners)
Age Group Awards will win a Beat the Heat Glass, provided for the top 3 finishers (excluding USATF participants) in the following age groups.
14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over
Beat the Heat discontinued the WAVA Age-Graded competition in 2013.
Fun Run Awards
Trophies for the top Fun Run finishers.
Finisher awards for all one mile Fun Run participants.
Awards presentation held immediately following the race and will not be mailed.
Email Er Ralston or call Fleet Feet Sports 336-722-8477
or write TCTC - Beat the Heat 5K, P. O. Box 692, Winston-Salem, NC 27102
Make checks payable to Twin City Track Club. Mail-in entries must be received by the Wednesday before the race.
On-line registration closes the Wednesday evening before the race.
Beat the Heat Winners 1997-2015