Ultimate Runner

Sat August 29, 2020 Winston Salem, NC 27101 US Directions
34th Annual Ultimate Runner

Ultimate Runner

4:30PM EDT - 8:30PM EDT
Live Results on Race Day

We will have live race day results available online.  These results will show the finishing times and placements for each event.  Final scoring will be computed offline and will be be posted on this website later in the evening after the event has completed.

2020 Live Race Day Results Link

Final Scoring and Placement Results Link

2020 Awards

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2020 Printable Results

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Race Day Information

Preliminary seeding heat assignment information has been released.  Check back before race day to see if there are any changes. 

The time between events varies depending on the event and what heat you're in. 

 All runners must check in at the Hanes Park Track beginning at 3:00 pm and NO LATER THAN 4:00 p.m.

All participants will be required to sign a race day waiver when they check in.  You can download and sign the waiver in advance to speed things up.

Ultimate Runner 2020 Changes

Things will be a little bit different this year.  But we are racing!

Online registration will open at 5:30am on August 1st. A wait list will go into effect after the first 75 people have registered.
Registration will be capped at 75 people, with three groups of 25 runners that will be kept separate at the event.
Participants are expected to practice safe social distancing, especially in between events when not on the track.  Participants should try to maintain 6 feet of distance from others.  Masks are encouraged when in close proximity to others when off the track. 

The event will be conducted without spectators to reduce the size of the event.  Please do not bring family or friends that are not participating in the event.

Water will not be provided, please bring your own. Ice will be available.
Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the event.
The 5k will have a staggered start. 
Post race, there will be no awards ceremony or food provided. T-shirts will be distributed immediately following the 5k. Results will be published online, and awards will be mailed.

Of note, registration was unintentionally open for a few hours on May 15 and a  few people registered during this time period.

The Summer Track Series leading up to the Ultimate Runner will be held August 5th, 12th, and 19th at the Hanes Park Track.


Runners of all ages and abilities are invited to escape the ho-hum of ordinary road races. Five events in one night, four on the track and a 5K cross country. You must complete all five events to get a finishing score and receive the coveted Ultimate Runner t-shirt and a 4.91 Ultimate Runner car decal.

Registration Info

Field limited to the first 75 runners. A wait list will go into effect after 75 people have registered. All runners are seeded in heats by their best mile time in the last year. IMPORTANT: If you have questions about your registration, need to drop out, or wish to change your seed time send an email to the race director at ultimate@twincitytc.org.

NOTE: Twin City Track Club members receive $5 off registration.  You must have claimed your membership at www.RunSignUp.com to receive the discount.   



Refund Policy 2020

For 2020 only, full refunds will be offered up until 1 week prior to the event.  Participants will be able to defer until 2021 if they withdraw at anytime prior to the event.   Click here to go to the refund page.

Train for Ultimate Runner at the Summer Track Series

The TCTC Summer Track Series is a great tune-up for the Ultimate Runner Event.  The Summer Track Series (3 meets) is held at Hanes Park Track, near the R.J. Reynolds High School gym in Winston-Salem. For 2020, the first meet is on Wednesday, August 5 and continues on August 12 and 19.  All of the meets start at 6:00 PM. There is no entry fee. You may run as many events as you like. These events are for runners of all abilities and ages. We will have a digital clock set up, but there will be no official timekeeping or records kept.

Please practice social distancing if you plan to participate.

Click here for more details about the Summer Track Series.

Ultimate Runner in Runner's World

Ultimate Runner was featured in the April 1997 edition of Runner’s World magazine. Race Director Sandy Wetherhold convinced Runner's World contributing author, Don Kardong, to participate in the 1996 Ultimate Runner competition. The 8-page article was published the next spring.  Kardong was an outstanding runner himself, finishing a close fourth in the marathon at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, just three seconds behind the bronze medal winner.

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Hanes Park Track
775 West End Blvd
Winston Salem, NC US 27101
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