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Beat the Heat 5K

Sat July 22 2017
Location: Winston-Salem, NC US 27105 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Run Only

March 28, 2017 - Presenting Sponsor Announcement

Twin City Track Club announced today that Cook Medical will become the Presenting Sponsor for the Beat the Heat 5K events, which will be held on July 22, 2017 starting at 6:30 p.m.

“We are honored that Cook Medical has selected to sponsor Beat the Heat, a move that will allow us to further our support of our community,” said Beat the Heat Race Director Er Ralston. “Cook Medical’s sponsorship will help us continue—and even increase—our efforts to promote health and fitness in the Winston-Salem and Triad area.”

About Cook Medical

Since 1963 Cook Medical has worked closely with clinicians to develop technologies that eliminate the need for open surgery. Today we are combining medical devices, biologic materials and cellular therapies to help the world's healthcare systems deliver better outcomes more efficiently. We have always remained family owned so that we have the freedom to focus on what we care about: patients, our employees and our communities. Find out more at http://www.cookmedical.com/, and for the latest news, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


January 22, 2017 - Charity Partner Program Announcement

Twin City Track Club is delighted to announce the selection of Beat the Heat Charity Partners for 2017.

- Brenner FIT (Families in Training)
- Girls on the Run (GOTR) Triad

The Charity Partner program is a way to further support our mission to promote fitness and health, and improve the quality of life for individuals and families. A portion of the event proceeds will towards each of these non-profit charities. Also, race participants can contribute directly to the Charity Partners at the time of event registration, further increasing the charitable contributions.

Brenner FIT is a program for children and families struggling with weight problems and working towards healthier lifestyles. This evidence-based program focuses on the treatment of obesity in children ages 2 to 18 who have a medical concern related to their weight. Funding received from Beat the Heat will be used to support activity programs for children, including Play FIT (a class geared towards younger children and their families), StronGuys and StronGirls (a strength training class for teenagers and their parents), and equipment for activity classes such as exercise bands, yoga mats, hula hoops, kick balls, obstacle course equipment and jump ropes.

Girls on the Run (GOTR) Triad is program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade with a mission to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Research studies show that Girls on the Run promotes the physical, mental, social and spiritual outcomes that help prevent unhealthy and risky behaviors in adolescent girls. Funding received from the Beat the Heat will help support program scholarships. Girls on the Run Triad does not turn away any girl with the inability to pay, and provides financial assistance to families who are unable to pay the full program fee. Over 60% of the girls that participate in our program receive financial assistance.