About this Race Series

ATTENTION: RACE CAP IN EFFECT
Registration for this race is limited to 150 participants.  After that, a wait list goes into effect. You will receive an email from the wait list and will then have 24 hours to register for the race.  Race Day registration is available only through participant devices.  No registration kiosks will be available at the race.

If you register for a $5K race but cannot make it to the race, please email the RD immediately at tlwilmoth@gmail.com so you can be removed from the participant list and another runner can take your spot.  Anyone who registers for a race and then fails to show may not be allowed into the next race in the series.  Thank you!

The $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.

The $5K Series is for those runners above who want to further challenge themselves by running a 5K every month for seven months.  Each runner receives points for running; after the last race, all points will be tallied and winners will receive awards at the end of the series party! (see Series Scoring below)

In order to be eligible for an award you must run in a minimum of 5 out of the 7 races!

DATES FOR THE 2024 $5K RACE SERIES

Note that  registration opens on March 16 for ALL RACES in the series.

Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30pm  - Register Here
Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30pm  - Register Here
Tuesday, June 11 at 6:30pm  - Register Here
Tuesday, July 9 at 6:30pm  - Register Here
Tuesday, August 13 at 6:30pm  - Register Here
Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30pm  - Register Here-
Tuesday, October 8 at 6:00pm (Starting earlier for daylight finish, followed by Award Ceremony)  - Register Here

Series Scoring

Scoring will be based on CHIP TIME.  (see EXPLANATION below)

NEW FOR 2024:  AGE GRADED SCORING

RunSignUp provides an "Age Percentage" grade for each race in the results.  We will use this column as the "points" earned by each runner.  Each runner's points will accumulate with each race run.  We will use only the top 5 races for each runner in determining awards at the end of the series.

For those unfamiliar with "age-graded scoring", it is a means of scoring a race that allows runners to compare their times to those of other runners regardless of gender and age.  It also allows a runner to compare their current 5K time to those of their "younger self".  For a more in-depth explanation, please Google "age-graded scoring".  You will find several sites that provide good explanations of age-graded scoring and why it is used.  TCTC's own Beat the Heat 5K used to use age-graded scoring!

Since age-graded scoring allows us to compare times regardless of gender and age, we will NOT have age group awards this year.

Awards will be given to the top 25 athletes.

EXPLANATION of Chip Scoring

Both USATF and RRCA require races to use "clock/gun time" as the official time for race awards and this is what almost every race uses, including TCTC races.  However, the $5K will be using CHIP TIME for all awards, placements, and series scoring.  The reason is because the start and first .15 mile of the race are extremely narrow; which means it is impossible to get all the fastest runners side-by-side at the start without the risk of possible unintentional elbowing and tripping.  In an effort to minimize the risk of injuries to our runners, using CHIP time means the fastest runners do NOT have to "jockey" for position at the start.  But that also means runners need to concentrate even more on their running, because crossing the finish line first does not guarantee that you were the fastest.

Select any race above to register for that race.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this race series or its scoring, please use the following email address:


Included Events

$5K - April
$5K - April

Tuesday April 9, 2024
Winston-Salem, NC US

$5K - May
$5K - May

Tuesday May 21, 2024
Winston-Salem, NC US

$5K - June
$5K - June

Tuesday June 11, 2024
Winston-Salem, NC US

$5K - July
$5K - July

Tuesday July 9, 2024
Winston-Salem, NC US

$5K - August
$5K - August

Tuesday August 13, 2024
Winston-Salem, NC US

$5K - September
$5K - September

Tuesday September 10, 2024
Winston-Salem, NC US

$5K - October
$5K - October

Tuesday October 8, 2024
Winston-Salem, NC US


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