Cook Medical Beat the Heat 5K

Sat July 16, 2022 Winston-Salem, NC 27105 US Directions
Healthy Fun for Everyone!
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In Person Run

Family Fun Run

$5 6:30PM EDT
76 spots left. Registration ends July 16, 2022 at 6:30pm EDT
In Person Walk

Beat the Heat 5K Walk

$25 6:45PM EDT Price increases after June 14, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
In Person Run

Beat the Heat 5K

$30 $25 7:00PM EDT Price increases after May 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Beat the Heat Virtual 5K

$25 Price increases after May 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

One Mile Virtual Fun Run

$5 Registration ends July 16, 2022 at 8:00pm EDT
Elite Race

NC USATF 5K Championship

$25 8:00PM EDT Price increases after May 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

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 for elite entry standards.

Packet Pickup begins on Friday before the race from 3-7pm at Fleet Feet Winston-Salem and continues on race day at the Fairgrounds.  Click Here for More Packet Pickup Information 

Click Here for Awards Information

Due to supply chain issues, shirt quantities are limited.  Register soon to be assured of getting the shirt style and size that you want.

Participant names will be printed on race bibs for those who register at least 4 weeks in advance or by June 18.

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.

We hope you will mark July 16, 2022 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!


Announcements 2022

2022 Charity Partners Selected / Donations Currently Being Accepted

Twin City Track Club is delighted to announce the selection of Cook Medical Beat the Heat Charity Partners for 2022.
   - Ainsley’s Angels in the Triad
   - LEAD Girls of North Carolina 
The Charity Partner program is a way to further support our mission to promote fitness and health, and improve the quality of life for individuals and families.  A portion of the event proceeds will towards each of these non-profit charities.  Also, race participants can contribute directly to the Charity Partners at the time of event registration, further increasing the charitable contributions.

Learn more and donate here!


2022 Sponsorships Are Currently Being Accepted

Sponsor sign up is available up through March.  By sponsoring the Beat the Heat event, you are helping to support fitness and health in our community. Sponsorships may be purchased online here or by emailing the race director at

USATF Certified and Sanctioned Race

Cook Medical Beat the Heat and NC USATF 5K Championship races are certified and sanctioned by USA Track & Field.

Event License ID: #136713

Beat the Heat 5K Course Information

USATF NC 5K Race and Course Information

Race Contact Info

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Winston-Salem Fairgrounds - Northwest Gate Main Entrance
410 Deacon Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC US 27105

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