5 Dollar 5K - July

Tue July 14, 2020 Winston-Salem, NC 27106 US Directions
A Return to Racing With COVID-19 Safety Precautions

We plan to resume the $5K Race Series on July 14 with many safety precautions in place to comply with state and local regulations and to prevent the spread of coronavirus.  Here are the changes:

  • Registration will be capped at 25 people. 
  • Online registration will open at 6:00am on July 1.  A waitlist will go into effect after the first 25 people have registered.
  • There will be no on-site registration for the race. You must pre-register.
  • We will implement a rolling chip-timed start.  Each participant will be assigned a start time with at least 30 seconds between each start.  Start times will be seeded with faster runners starting first.  You will be asked to submit an estimated time when you register.
  • Participants are asked to arrive at the starting line area no more than 10 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 or near the Jamison Park shelter. A tag check station will be set up for runners to verify they have picked up the correct bib number.  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.
  • We ask that all participants and volunteers adhere strictly to social distancing, 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. 

Assuming a successful race in July and improving health/safety numbers, we hope to build on this concept and open the race to more participants in August and beyond.  We appreciate your patience and support as we learn how to make a gradual return to racing in the current environment. 

Because of the registration cap, this race will not be included in scoring for the 2020 $5K Race Series competition. 


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
  • 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


  • 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.


Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 6:30pm - CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 6:30pm - CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 6:30pm - CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
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)

As the name says- $5.  Correct change is appreciated. Credit/debit cards also accepted; service fee applies.

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.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.twincitytc.org/5-5k.

Jamison Park
285 Meadowlark Drive
Winston-Salem, NC US 27106
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