499 Deacon Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC, 27105, North Carolina, US

Start Date

07/17/2021

Activities: Virtual race 1 Miles

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TENTATIVE RACE PLANS 2021

While it's too soon to say for sure, we are hopeful that we can resume live racing for the 2021 Cook Medical Beat the Heat 5K races.  We've pushed the registration open date out to May 1 while we continue to work on securing permits and approvals for a live race. When registration opens on May 1, we plan to offer both live racing and a virtual option.  We'll know more as time progresses and we'll update our plans as they develop.  We hope you will mark July 17, 2021 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!

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.

HEATHY FUN FOR EVERYONE!

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. One Mile Family Fun Run

    A great event for those who desire a shorter distance or less competitive fun run.
    Activity Starts: 7/17/2021 18:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 5/1/2021 06:00
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2021 06:00
      Registration closes : 7/16/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $5.00
      Processing fee : $1.29


  2. Beat the Heat 5K

    This is the main event! It also a very inclusive event with all types of runners from sub-20 minute 5K racers to 45+ minutes. Everyone is treated to a great race experience. Several hundred runners will participate.
    Activity Starts: 7/17/2021 19:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 5/1/2021 06:00
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2021 06:00
      Registration closes : 5/15/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.16
    • Registration opens : 5/16/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/31/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45
    • Registration opens : 6/1/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 6/30/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.74
    • Registration opens : 7/1/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/10/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.03
    • Registration opens : 7/11/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/16/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32


  3. Beat the Heat 5K Walk

    This is the event for those who want to go the 5K distance, but prefer a more pedestrian pace. You'll get a 10 minute head start on the 5K runners. Recommended for anyone that expects to take 50 minutes or more to go 5K distance.
    Activity Starts: 7/17/2021 18:50 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 5/1/2021 00:00
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/31/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45
    • Registration opens : 6/1/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 6/30/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.74
    • Registration opens : 7/1/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/10/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.03
    • Registration opens : 7/11/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/16/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32


  4. Beat the Heat Virtual 5K

    Run your own race at a location and start time that works for you. This event is for all levels of runners and walkers. All submitted results will be posted along with age group results for the fastest finishers..
    Activity Starts: 7/17/2021 05:00 - Activity Ends: 7/17/2021 23:59
    Registration opens : 5/1/2021 06:00
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2021 06:00
      Registration closes : 5/31/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45
    • Registration opens : 6/1/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 6/30/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.74
    • Registration opens : 7/1/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/10/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.03
    • Registration opens : 7/11/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/17/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32


  5. One Mile Virtual Fun Run

    This event is open to anyone, and is especially conducive for families, children, and walkers. Complete your 1 one mile fun run at a location and start time that meets your needs. Individual times can be posted for all finishers.
    Activity Starts: 7/17/2021 05:00 - Activity Ends: 7/17/2021 23:59
    Registration opens : 5/1/2021 06:00
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2021 06:00
      Registration closes : 7/17/2021 20:00
      Race fee : $5.00
      Processing fee : $1.29


  6. NC USATF 5K Championship

    Activity Starts: 7/17/2021 20:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 5/1/2021 06:00
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2021 06:00
      Registration closes : 6/30/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.74
    • Registration opens : 7/1/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/16/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32


  7. NC Elite 5K Virtual Race

    This was a 2020 virtual event and may not be conducted in the future. This event is exclusive to invited elite runners that live in NC. Contact the race director for entry into this race.
    Activity Starts: 7/17/2021 05:00 - Activity Ends: 7/17/2021 23:59
    Registration opens : 5/1/2021 00:00
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2021 00:00
      Registration closes : 7/14/2021 23:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.16


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