Cook Medical Beat the Heat 5K

Sat July 20, 2024 Winston-Salem, NC 27105 US Directions

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Announcements 2024

SAVE THE DATE!  Beat the Heat will be held again on July 20, 2024.

Registration will open on April 1.

Beat the Heat will be the NC 5K Championship Race for both USATF and RRCA in 2024!

2024 Charity Partners have been announced!  Click here for more information.

Beat the Heat will be part of The 2024 Race Series by Junction 311


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.

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 20.


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

RRCA North Carolina State 5K Championship

Beat the Heat is the official 2024  RRCA North Carolina State 5K Championship.  RRCA Awards will be presented for the first place finishers in each of these categories:

  • Open male and female
  • 40+ male and female
  • 50+ male and female
  • 60+ male and female
  • Open challenged athlete male and female (upon special request)

Click here to learn more about the RRCA Championship Event Series.

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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