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Registration opened on Monday, May 17 - exactly 2 months before the July 17 race date. We are confident that we will hold a live race on July 17 although the exact venue is not yet finalized. The City of Winston-Salem has now issued a road race permit. Yay! We're still awaiting Wake Forest University approval to hold the event at our usual venue in front of Bridger Field House. While we are hopeful this approval will be forthcoming, we are putting continency plans in place to move the race venue if necessary.
If we change plans after you register, you may request a refund. Registration fees will be refundable up until one month prior to the race with the assumption that our race plans will be finalized by that time.
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!
We will be hosting the NC-USATF 5K Championship for NC elite runners. Prize money will offered -- the amounts are still being finalized. Elite runners should contact the race director at email@example.com for elite entry standards.
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.
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.
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