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Healthy Fun for Everyone!

Beat the Heat is one of the most popular races in North Carolina. Join us for this all-inclusive evening race with proceeds going to local non-profits that support health and fitness in the community.

Key Race Features:

  • 5 Events to Choose From

  • Spectator Friendly Open Elite 5K Race

  • NC Championship Race for Road Runners Club of America

  • Lots of Post Race Food & Beverage in a Social Atmosphere

  • Part of The 2024 Race Series by Junction 311

  • Proceeds Support Local Charities


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5K and 1 Mile Runs

  • Evening races with festive, supportive atmosphere
  • Inclusive event for all runner types and levels
  • A popular race for first time 5K runners
  • Separate spectator friendly Elite race
  • Complimentary pizza, subs, and beer (for runners and volunteers only)
  • Social teams encouraged for comradery and to save money

Sign up now and be part of the fun!


Train for Beat the Heat!

Hosted by Crazy Breakthrough Running
Tuesday & Thursday 6-7:15pm
May 7 - July 18

Training Info Here

Charity Partners, Suppliers and Volunteers

Charity Partners have been announced and donations are now being accepted!  

Sponsor Enrollment is open until the end of April.

Volunteer Sign Up is now open!


Charity Partners Sponsor Info Volunteer

Race Day Schedule - July 20, 2024

5:00 pm - Packet Pickup Opens
6:00 pm - 1 Mile Youth Race and Fun Run Start
6:15 pm - 5K Walk Start
6:28 pm - Ainsley's Angels 5K Start
6:30 pm - Beat the Heat 5K Run Start
7:30 pm - Elite 5K Start - Women
7:32 pm - Elite 5K Start - Men
8:00 pm - Awards Ceremony

Course Maps

Support Our Charity Partners

The Charity Partner program is a way to further support our mission to promote fitness and health, and to improve the quality of life for individuals and families. A portion of the event proceeds goes towards each of these non-profit charities.

Donate Become a Fundraiser

Ainsley's Angels Information Video

Girls on the Run Information Video

Countdown to Beat the Heat!

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