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Fun Run Awards presentation held immediately following the Fun Run race.
All other awards presentation will be held immediately following the NC USATF 5K race at approximately 8:30 pm.
Trophies for the top Fun Run finishers.
Finisher awards for all one-mile Fun Run participants.
Beat the Heat Glasses will be provided for:
Top 3 Overall Winners - Male and Female
Top 3 Winners in each Age Group - Male and Female
Age Groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over
First Time 5K Runners - Finishers who complete their first ever 5K race at Beat the Heat will be presented with special finisher certificates after the race. Participants must pre-register to receive a First Time 5K certificate.
If you are not present to receive your award, we can make arrangements for you to pick up your award at Fleet Feet Winston-Salem. They will not be mailed.
NC-USATF Prize Money: $5,250
Open: (Men and Women) 1st - $1,000, 2nd - $500, 3rd - $200, 4th - $150, 5th - $125, 6th - $100, 7th - $75, 8th - $50
Masters: (Men and Women): 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $50
Grand Masters: (Men and Women): 1st $75, 2nd $50
No double dipping. If someone places in two categories, the awarded placement will be the one where they win the most money.
To be eligible for USATF awards, athletes must be full time 12 month resident of NC and a member of the USATF North Carolina Association. USATF eligibility will be verified after the race. Cash prizes will be mailed to winners after eligibility has been confirmed for all USATF award winners and final verification of times and placement.
The USATF 5K Women will start 2 minutes ahead of the USATF 5K Men. The first person (male or female) to cross the finish line will receive a $200 bonus.
Bonus money of $100 will be paid for any athlete finishing at or below the following times:
Men - 15:00 or less
Women - 17:00 or less
Course and State Record Prizes
A bonus prize of $200 will be offered for setting a new course record. Current Beat the Heat 5K records:
Open Male Luis Varga 14:08:04 (2017)
Open Female Blake Phillips Russell 16:11 (1999)
A bonus prize of $1,000 will be offered for setting a new NC USATF state record in the open division for 5K distance. Record must be recognized as official by USATF to receive the prize money. Current NC records:
Open Male Scott Dvorak 14:08 (1997)
Open Female Laura Mykytok 15:50 (1994)
Prize money will be mailed to winners following final verification of results and eligibility.
Other awards, including pint glasses, medals, certificates, etc. will not be mailed. If you are not present to receive your award, we will make arrangements for you to pick up your award at Fleet Feet Winston-Salem.
Note: Beat the Heat discontinued the WAVA Age-Graded competition in 2013.