For the Love of Our Community

TCTC Cook Medical Beat The Heat on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds in Winston-Salem, NC. (Photo by Robert Hill)

Twin City Track Club’s vision is clear: We aspire to build a healthy and socially connected community through running events, activities, support and information. The health and strength of our community matter.

Because of that commitment, we are honored to get to support, through the generosity of those who participate in our races, local nonprofits whose commitment to our community is as strong as ours.

We sponsored two local organizations—the Down Syndrome of Greater Winston-Salem and the Winston-Salem Street School—through our 2022-2023 Fit 4 Race Series, and, once again, the running community came through.

The Fit 4 Race Series raised over $4,000 for our Charity Partners, with $2,683.36 going to the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston-Salem and $1,344.00 to the Winston-Salem Street School. Race Director Bill Gibbs presented checks to representatives from both organizations.

More chances to give and run

The Cook Medical Beat the Heat race in July also raises money for local Charity Partners. The 2023 partners have been selected: Ainsley’s Angels in the Triad and the Community Care Center for Forsyth County.

The Charity Partner program is a way to further support our mission to promote fitness and health and improve the quality of life for individuals and families in our community. A portion of the event proceeds will go toward each of these nonprofit organizations. Race participants can also contribute directly to the Charity Partners at the time of event registration, further increasing the charitable contributions.

Ainsley’s Angels in the Triad takes people off the sidelines and over the finish line. The organization promotes teamwork, fitness and inclusion by pairing an able-bodied runner with a special needs athlete rider. When angel runners lend their legs and are pulled by one an angel rider in a race, they give the rider the ability to participate in something previously thought impossible. Funds awarded will go toward the purchase of specialized racing chairs to serve the group’s growing athlete rider base.

Community Care Center for Forsyth County provides access to compassionate, high-quality health care services to the medically uninsured and underserved who reside in Forsyth, Stokes and Davie Counties. In addition to primary health care, the organization provides behavioral health, dental health, medications and selected specialty care on-site at its clinic.

The 2023 Beat the Heat race takes place July 22, beginning and ending at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. And, while registration for the race opens April 1, you can donate right now to one or both Charity Partners here.

For more information about Beat the Heat or to sign on as a sponsor, go the race website at or contact the race director at [email protected].