Cook Medical Beat the Heat 5K

Sat July 16, 2022 Winston-Salem, NC 27105 US Directions
Healthy Fun for Everyone!
Countdown to Race Day
In Person Run

Family Fun Run

$5 6:30PM EDT
100 spots left. Registration Opens April 1, 2022 at 6:00am EDT
In Person Walk

Beat the Heat 5K Walk

$25 6:45PM EDT Registration Opens April 1, 2022 at 6:00am EDT
In Person Run

Beat the Heat 5K

$20 7:00PM EDT
Increases to $25 after the first 100 people register. (100 spots left) Registration Opens April 1, 2022 at 6:00am EDT

Beat the Heat Virtual 5K

$25 Registration Opens April 1, 2022 at 6:00am EDT

One Mile Virtual Fun Run

$5 Registration Opens April 1, 2022 at 6:00am EDT
Elite Race

NC USATF 5K Championship

$25 8:00PM EDT Registration Opens April 1, 2022 at 6:00am EDT
Post Race Announcements

Wow!  What an evening! Thanks to everyone who came out and raced or volunteered.  That was a scary thunderstorm that brought things to a quick end on race night.  We're so glad we were able to get the races in.  We hope that everyone got home safely. 

Final results are now posted for all the races.  In the chaos of the evening and the storm, we lost the chip start times for the 5K race.  We regret this error and apologize for this shortcoming.  Accordingly, all 5K results will have the same time posted for clock time and chip time.  Placement for overall finish and age group is based upon clock time.

If you were an award winner in the regular 5K race and did not pick up your pint glass award, you can pick it up at Fleet Feet Sports Winston-Salem beginning Friday, 7/23.  

Results for the Elite/USATF NC 5K Championship have now been finalized.  We will be mailing checks to the prize money winners later this week.  Thanks for your patience.

Race Photos by Robert Hill are now posted here: Beat the Heat Race Photos

Finish Line YouTube Videos are posted here:
     BTH 5K Race
     USATF NC 5K Championship Race

Post Race Interview with the USATF 5K Championship Winners Here: Video interview: Donnie Cowart, Jonna Strange reign in the rain in Winston-Salem



Beat the Heat has been one of the most popular races in North Carolina for more than 30 years!. It has been selected multiple times by Endurance Magazine as the best 5K in Triad NC and was featured in Running Journal magazine as the #1 “Under the Radar” race in the South. Beat the Heat is a charity event with proceeds going to local non-profits that support health and fitness in the community.

We will again be hosting the NC-USATF 5K Championship for NC elite runners.  Elite runners should contact the race director at for elite entry standards.

Packet Pickup begins on Friday from 3-7pm at Fleet Feet Winston-Salem and continues on race day at the Fairgrounds.  Click Here for More Packet Pickup Information 

Click Here for Awards Information

COVID precautions will be in place consistent with government regulations and the advice of public health officials at the time of the event.  Read more here.

Registration opened on Monday, May 17 - exactly 2 months before the July 17 race date. We are offering registration for both live and virtual races.  We hope you will mark July 17, 2021 on your calendars and plan to join --either in person or virtually for this great event.  Run it for our charity partners.  Run it for community health.  Run it to cross your own finish line!


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Winston-Salem Fairgrounds - Northwest Gate Main Entrance
410 Deacon Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC US 27105

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