Cook Medical Beat the Heat 5K

Sat July 22, 2023 Winston-Salem, NC 27105 US Directions
Healthy Fun for Everyone!
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In Person Race

Beat the Heat 5K

$30 $25 7:00PM EDT
Increases to $30 after the first 100 people register. (100 spots left) Registration Opens April 1, 2023 at 12:00am EDT
Announcements 2023

Beat the Heat will be held again on July 22, 2023.  Stay tuned for website updates soon and registration opening by April 1, 2023.

Sponsorships are available now!  Click here for more info.

Charity Partners Selected!  The 2023 Charity Partners are Ainsley’s Angels in the Triad ad Community Care Center for Forsyth County, Inc. Click here for more info and to donate.


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!


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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