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Charity Partners & Sponsor Enrollment

2024 Charity Partners have been announced and donations are now being accepted!  

2024 Sponsor Enrollment is open until the end of April

Race Registration will open on April 1, 2024


Charity Partner Announcement Sponsor Information

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

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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.

This race 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. Sign up now and be part of the fun!

Race Info FAQs
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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!

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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.


2023 Charity Partner Information Video

Countdown to Beat the Heat!

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