Beat the Heat 5k – July 21, 2012 – Winston-Salem, NC

Beat the Heat 5k – Winston-Salem, North Carolina

One of those opportunities for a PR on a flat, fast course and a 7:00 PM start. The Beat the Heat 5k features a USATF certified course (NC-11048-PH). Click here for a Beat the Heat 5k USATF Certification Map. More information from the race organizers:


Address: 499 Deacon Boulevard Winston-Salem, NC 27105.

Both races (5k and 1 mile fin run) will start and finish in the parking area near Wake Forest University’s BB&T Football Stadium.  From Business I-40, exit 5C to Cherry Street, north to University Parkway, turn east on Deacon Boulevard, and north into the stadium parking lot.

Entry fees:

$25 until July 11, 2012
$30 Until July 20, 2012
$35 on July 21, 2012 (race day)

Hanes Cool Dri Performance T-Shirt for the first 1,000 entries.

Unique trophies awarded as follows:

Overall: To top three male and top three female finishers. Top male and female masters.

Age based awards will be awarded to the top 50 finishers based on their World Association of Veteran’s Athletes (WAVA) age-graded time.

$1500 in prize money to the top 20 age-graded times. 1; $250, 2; $200, 3; $150, 4; $100, 5; $90, 6; $80, 7; $70, 8; $65,9; $60, 10; $55, 11-15; $50. 16-20; $25

Members of USATF will be eligible for additional cash awards as follows:
Open: 1st – $500, 2nd – $300, 3rd – $150, 4th – $100, 5th – $50
Masters: 1st $100, 2nd $50

To be eligible for USATF awards, athletes must be a current USATF Member, a 12 month resident of NC, and must pre-register. USATF Championship entry deadline is July 18, 2012. USATF participants will be posting the Thursday before the race to allow time for membership verification.

Online registration is available at

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