5K Course Information

5K USATF Certified (NC18026DF), USATF Sanctioned, RRCA sanctioned, the course is predominately flat and fast. Traffic will be monitored.  There is a small uphill climb in the first half mile, then downhill to the one-mile mark.  The elevation continues to drop until about 1.5 miles and then begins a gradual ascension.  There a couple of slightly rolling hills near the 2-mile mark.  The last mile is a gradual downhill to the finish.

Splits will be given every mile. Digital Clock at the finish.

Water Stations at mile 1, 2, and at the finish.

The course can be view on MapMyRun and Strava.  Distances are approximate.

There are 4 Strava Segments on the Beat the Heat course:

  • Start Line to Deacon Blvd (0.5 mi.)
  • Deacon Blvd to 32nd Street (0.3 mi.)
  • Reynolds Blvd to Indiana Ave (0.6 mi.)
  • Finish on 32nd Street (0.7 mi.)


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