$5K - September

Tue September 14, 2021 Winston-Salem, NC 27106 US Directions
Events

$5K - September

$5 6:30PM EDT
150 spots left. Registration Opens September 1, 2021 at 1:00pm EDT
Place
Jamison Park
285 Meadowlark Drive
Winston-Salem, NC US 27106
Description

 The $5K is designed as a low-key race for the athlete who wants 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. 

General Information:
This $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.  Members run the $5K series for FREE.....and receive a discount on ALL TCTC sponsored races!

COVID INFO:
Due to the continuing pandemic, the following safety measures will be in place and strictly enforced to ensure athlete and volunteer safety.

  • RACE CAP of 150 runners. Sign up early to ensure your spot in the race!
  • MASKS - athletes MUST wear masks prior to crossing the start line and immediately upon crossing the finish line and breathing returning to normal.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING - Athletes MUST maintain 6 feet of separation from other runners and/or volunteers whenever possible.
  • WAVES - we will have two waves of 75 athletes each. Waves may be adjusted up or down depending on number of athletes registered at the time of the race.  Wave 2 will start 5 minutes after Wave 1.
  • Failure of an athlete to wear a mask and/or maintain social distancing requirements could result in disqualification.

What you get:
A 5k course that is accurate and well-marked
Aid stations on the course and finish area that have water
Mile Markers 
Clock at the finish line
Accurate finishing times 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 Middle School (401 Meadowlark Dr.)  The course is a flat out and back on the Muddy Creek Greenway that starts at Jamison Park, heads toward Robinhood Road, and then turns around and returns to the Park. This is a PR course for the competitive and nice easy course for the novice.

When:
Tuesday, April 13 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, May 11 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, June 8 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, July 13 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, August 10 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, September 14 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, October 12 at 6:00 pm

Registration:
All athletes MUST pre-register via RunSignUp. There will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. Registration will CLOSE at midnight the day before the race. Bib pickup begins @ 5:45 PM. 

Cost:
As the name says - $5.

However, Twin City Track Club members receive a 100% discount on all races in the $5K series!  So for the cost of only 4 of the 7 races in the series.....you could join the club and enjoy member benefits for an entire year!  Join the Twin City Track Club!

Volunteers:
Yes, we need you.  Contact Terry Wilmoth:  tlwilmoth@gmail.com

Series Scoring:
In an effort to provide a fun level of competition for everyone, we will once again be keeping "score"!  Each runner will receive points for overall placement and age group placement.  First place will receive 100 pts, second place 99 pts, third 98 pts, and so on.  Every athlete receives points no matter what time you cross the finish line!  At the end of the season we will tally all points and award the top three overall male and female athletes and the top three in each age group (male and female).  Using a 100-point system rewards those who run in more races.  For example:  if a runner finishes first in 6 out of the 7 races, he or she receives 600 points.  But a runner who finishes second in 6 races and dead last in the seventh still receives more points than the first runner.  Our goal is to get people to participate!!

Awards:
Yes, there will be awards!  We just haven't decided what those will be yet.  Stay tuned!

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