5 Dollar 5K - August

Tue August 11, 2020 Winston-Salem, NC 27106 US Directions
Events

$5 5K August

6:30PM EDT
COVID-19 Safety Precautions

The August race is scheduled to be held with many safety precautions in place to comply with state and local regulations and to prevent the spread of coronavirus.:

All participants and volunteers are expected to strictly adhere to social distancing rules, keeping at least 10 feet of distance from other people other than members of their family unit.
Masks should be worn when not running if you are unable to maintain at least 10 feet of distance before or after your race.
Please adhere to these event rules.

Registration will be capped at 50 people, with two waves of 25 runners that will be kept separate at the event.
Online registration will open at 6:00am on Augst 1 and will close at 6:30pm the day before the race.  A waitlist will go into effect after the first 50 people have registered.
There will be no on-site registration for the race. You must pre-register at least 24 hours in advance.
We will implement a rolling chip-timed start.  Each participant will be assigned a start time.  Start times will be seeded with faster runners starting first.  You will be asked to submit an estimated time when you register.
The first wave will start at 6:30pm and the second wave will start at 6:45pm.  Both waves will have staggered starts with 15 seconds between each runner at the start.
Participants are asked to arrive at the starting line area no more than 5 minutes before their assigned start time and to keep a distance of at least 10 feet between each person prior to the race start. 
Participants will retrieve their pre-assigned bib number using a no-contact system at a location to be determined. More information will be announced prior to race day. 
Bibs will be available at least 30 minutes prior to the race start.
Participants are asked to stay on the right edge of the greenway when running except when passing and to allow plenty of space when overtaking others or for oncoming runners.
Participants must bring their own water/sports drink. There will be no race provided drinks.
Results will be posted online only - no kiosk or printed results. 
Participants are not allowed within 10 feet of timing trailer or any other race volunteers.

Please adhere to these event rules. 

The $5K Race Series competition will not be scored for 2020 and will resume in 2021 when we can have a complete race series.

Description

The $5- 5k is designed as a low-key race for the athletes who want to run a tune-up race to prepare for their targeted event, the novice who may be intimidated by the larger events and runners/walkers who want an event to test themselves without breaking the bank.

Race  Fee Notes:
The race fee is $5 and you must pre-register online.

Twin City Track Club Members will receive a full race discount of $5 for all $5 5K races - unlimited usage.

What you get:

  • A 5k course that is accurate and well-marked
  • Aid stations on the course and finish area that have water and Gatorade
  • Mile Markers 
  • Clock at the finish line
  • Accurate finishing times posted at the event and uploaded to the TCTC website ASAP
  • Support for all levels of runners or walkers


What you don’t get:

  • T-Shirts – don’t you have a closetful already?
  • Food at the finish area, unless a local establishment wants to provide something – any takers?
  • Verbal splits, unless we have a plethora of volunteers
  • Medals or trophies – we may have gift certificates that are awarded based on varying criteria

Where:

  • The events will occur at Jamison Park, which is located next to Meadowlark School (401 Meadowlark Dr.)  The course is a flat out and back on the Muddy Creek Greenway that starts at Jamison Park, turns around at Robinhood Rd and returns to the Park. This is a PR course for the competitive and nice easy course for the novice.

When:

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 6:30pm - CANCELED
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 6:30pm - CANCELED
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 6:30pm - CANCELED
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 6:00pm (Starting earlier for daylight finish)

Volunteers:
Yes, we need you.  Contact Jim Wade:  Wadejpm@gmail.com

General Information:
This $5-5K race series is sponsored by the Twin City Track Club.  You do not have to be a TCTC member to participate.  However, we think you would enjoy the benefits of a TCTC membership and we would love to have you.

Place
285 Meadowlark Drive
Winston-Salem, NC US 27106
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