July 22, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Winston-Salem Fairgrounds


PARKING NOTICE: Anyone who comes before 5:30pm can park in the grass on Midway Gate 7 or Home and Garden Blg lot Gate 9

5:00 pm – Packet Pickup Opens
6:00 pm – 1 Mile Youth Race and Fun Run Start
6:15 pm – 5K Walk Start
6:28 pm – Ainsley’s Angels Start
6:30 pm – Beat the Heat 5K Start
7:30 pm – Elite 5K Start – Women
7:32 pm – Elite 5K Start – Men
8:00 pm – Awards Ceremony

: Cook Medical

When: Saturday, July 22nd at 7PM

Where: Innergrounds & Midway

Parking will be in the coliseum lots – enter through Deacon Blvd


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 beattheheat@twincitytc.org for elite entry standards.

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