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2021 event details are still being finalized. There will be COVID related safety precautions in place. We will update details as we gain more information about community health conditions and related state and local regulations closer to race day. At this point, we feel comfortable that we can hold the event as scheduled on June 26. Spectators will also be allowed this year with a requirement they follow COVID related requirements specified by North Carolina and the City of Winston-Salem.
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.
The field size will be limited to a number yet to be determined, but not to exceed 114. The cap is currently set at 100 and may be expanded later depending up gathering guidelines and local conditions. A wait list will go into effect after the cap is exceeded. 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 email@example.com.
NOTE: Twin City Track Club members receive $5 off registration. You must have claimed your membership at www.RunSignUp.com to receive the discount.
THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. Entries must be received by the online registration close, no exceptions. The field is limited in size and typically fills up before registration closes. Register early to avoid disappointment. Registration opens April 15. The entry fee is $55 and increases to $65 after May 15. TCTC members pay $50, $60 after May 15. Entry fees are non-refundable and entries are not transferable. If you are wait-listed you will not be charged until a spot opens and you accept the spot through RunSignUp.
The TCTC Summer Track Series is a great tune-up for the Ultimate Runner Event. The Summer Track Series (4 meets) is held at the Bob Soznik Track at Hanes Park, near the R.J. Reynolds High School gym in Winston-Salem. For 2021, the first meet is on Wednesday, May 26 and continues on June 2, 9 and 16. 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.
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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