Running Journal Magazine named this race the #1 “Under the Radar” Race in the South. Nearly 1,000 participants come out, including more than 50 elite runners. Beat the Heat is a charity event with proceeds going to local non-profits that support health and fitness in the community.
This summer evening race offers three events:
- One-mile Family Fun Run
- Beat the Heat 5K Run
- NC USATF 5K Championship
The post-race festivities include:
- Great food: Pizza, subs and beer and all the normal snacks
- Food Trucks
- Runners expo
- Award Ceremony for top finishers
Race registration includes a custom designed technical shirt by Champion. Race shirts will be available for the first 750 people that register. Men and Women styles available in sizes Small through Extra Large.
Beat the Heat races are sanctioned by USA Track & Field.
Click here for the 5k course map.
Click here for the NC USATF 5k Championship Course Map.