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About the Twin City Track Club

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The Twin City Track Club (TCTC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting running and fitness in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area since 1977. We are North Carolina's oldest running club and one of the largest clubs in the Southeast. Our members are a cross-section of the community, representing runners and walkers of all abilities. We have group activities to promote the social aspects of running, and bring in nationally known speakers to educate and inspire, and we assist other organizations with their organized running events. We are a proud member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and United States Track and Field (USATF).

 Announcements           

Juneteenth Challenge & Hanes Park Cleanup - Saturday June 19th

Juneteenth (June 19th) marks the day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. It was on that day in 1865 that federal troops arrived in Galveston Texas, took control of the state and ensured all enslaved people were freed. Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day) not only honors the end to slavery in the United States, it is also considered to be the longest-running African American holiday. 

In the past couple of years, Juneteenth has become an especially meaningful day with increased awareness of the continued struggle in the African American community for equal opportunity and treatment. As runners, we seek to celebrate freedom and inclusiveness by running as one community to achieve a common goal. Of note, Twin City Track Club amended our bylaws this year to acknowledge an on-going commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the running community.

We are suggesting that participants wear red, white, and blue to highlight the colors of the Juneteenth flag or red, black, and green, the colors of the Pan-African flag.

Participation in the Juneteenth Challenge is FREE!  Sign up HERE .

Hanes Park Cleanup


This is a volunteer event beginning at 9:30am and finishing up at 11:00am. Twin City Track Club has adopted Hanes Park and will be picking up trash and in the park and the creek that flows through the park. 


Registration is requested if you plan to participate in the clean up. Register using this link here
 
Other details:
Check-In near the Tennis Center and Hanes Park Track when you arrive.
All participants must wear gloves that we will provide.
We will provide hand sanitizer for cleaning up afterwards.
Grabber/reaching tools are suggested if you have one you can bring.
Waders and/or rain boots are recommended for cleanup in the creek.
We will NOT provide food, but will provide bottled water (no soda).

Fit4 or Forfeit Race Series

#1. Hobby Trails to You! 5K & 10K (August 14)

#2. Salem Lake Trail Races 30K, 7M, 5K (September 25)
#3. Black Friday Relays (November 26)
#4. Frosty Fifty 50K, 25K, Gwyn's Grace 50K Relay, and night or virtual 5K (January 7-8, 2022)


Registering through the Fit4 Series Bundle saves 15% per event!

Register HERE

Finish all four, any distance, and you will earn a special shirt with proof of your Fit4 status. Running the MOST miles in all four events (10K, 30K, 5K, 50K) earns you Mega Star Status! Also, there will be special recognition for traveling from the furthest distance from Winston-Salem.  Fit4 or Forfeit Race Series Awards will be presented at Frosty 50K in January 2022. 


The Frosty Fifty 4 Person Relay is being renamed to Gwyn's Grace Relay this year to honor Gwyn Gibbs Corum who tirelessly helped special needs children and those who needed extra help in this life. The relay will be an exciting team effort composed of all male, all female, or mixed teams with 9 total awards including master and grand master!
Read more about Gwyn's story here. 


If you would like to be a sponsor of the Fit 4 series, please contact Bill Gibbs at runthelastmile245@gmail.com.

Ultimate Runner Registration is Open!

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Ultimate Runner will be held on June 26 at the Bob Soznik Track at Hanes Park.  Runners of all ages and abilities are invited to escape the ho-hum of ordinary road races. Five events in one night, four on the track and a 5K cross country. You must complete all five events to get a finishing score and receive the coveted Ultimate Runner t-shirt and a 4.91 Ultimate Runner car decal.

Click here for more details or to register.

Train for Ultimate Runner at the Summer Track Series

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The TCTC Summer Track Series is a great tune-up for the Ultimate Runner Event.  The Summer Track Series (4 meets) is held at the Bob Soznik Track at Hanes Park, near the R.J. Reynolds High School gym in Winston-Salem. For 2021, the first meet is on Wednesday, May 26 and continues on June 2, 9 and 16.  All of the meets start at 6:00 PM. There is no entry fee. You may run as many events as you like. These events are for runners of all abilities and ages. We will have a digital clock set up, but there will be no official timekeeping or records kept.

Please practice social distancing if you plan to participate.

There will be multiple heats per event as needed, based on runners of similar ability. The 100 meters will be run in lanes, and the 2 mile XC will be one heat.


   TIME  -  EVENT
  6:00pm - Mile
  6:25pm - 400 meters
  6:35pm - 800 meters
  6:50pm - 100 meters
  7:15pm - 2 mile XC

Note: Except for the 6:00 PM start time, the above event times are approximate.

Click here for more details about the Summer Track Series.

$5K Race Series

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April marks the kickoff of the 2021 $5K Series! 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. You do not have to be a TCTC member to participate; however, we think you would enjoy the benefits of a TCTC membership and we would love to have you. Members run the $5K series for FREE and receive a discount on ALL TCTC sponsored races!

2021 Dates:

Tuesday, June 8 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, July 13 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, August 10 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, September 14 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, October 12 at 6:00pm (Starting earlier for daylight finish)
The 2021 $5K Series will also feature a new course!

Click here for more information. 

Cook Medical Beat the Heat 5K

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5K Run, 5K Walk, Fun Run with In-Person and Virtual Options
Elite/USATF NC 5K Championship Race

Registration and more information here.

TCTC has Adopted Hanes Park!

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TCTC has Adopted Hanes Park!


Stay tuned for upcoming volunteer opportunities to help us keep our adopted park clean and beautiful.

May June 2021 Flyer

The May June 2021 edition of the Twin City Track Club Flyer is now available. This edition and all future editions are available in digital format only and will not be mailed to member homes. We hope you like the new format. Let us know what you think!

You can download and view the flyer here

TCTC Branded Merchandise

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TCTC branded pullovers are available for purchase at a bargain price of just $30. With cooler weather just around the corner, this is a nice garment to add to your running wardrobe. Check out the TCTC Store for more information and to purchase club branded merchandise.

Click here to visit the TCTC Store.

COVID-19 and Running

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The recent COVID-19 crisis has disrupted all of our lives and resulted in the cancellation of many local and national running races. We feel your pain. Twin City Track Club is tracking the updates and the impact on the running community.  We've created a page to keep you up-to-date on important information such as:

  • Group Running
  • Virtual Run Options
  • Race Cancellations and Postponements
  • General Information

Click here for more information about COVID-19 and running





Twin City Track Club (TCTC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting running and fitness in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area since 1977. Donations help support the costs associated with club hosted events and activities. Twin City Track Club is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 56-1292364.

     Click Here to Donate to Twin City Track Club

 Calendar of Races and Events        

TCTC Board of Directors 2021-2022

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5/2/2021 - Twin City Track Club Board of Directors for the period of 2021-2022

President: Er Ralston
Administrative Vice President: Ashley Esleeck
Treasurer: Teresa Inman
Membership Chairman: Gini Piekarski
Activities Director 1: Colleen Sands
Activities Director 2: Hannah Boles
Race and Equipment Chairman: Bill Walker
Race Timing Chairman: Bill Gibbs
Social Media/Marketing Chairman: Britt Stanford
Newsletter Editor: Sheri Masters
Webmaster: Lionel Alva
Ex-President: Chris Tuohy
Members at Large: Mary Kate Choat
Members at Large: Latisha Alford
Members at Large: Terry Wilmoth

Board elections were held by online ballot and concluded on May 2, 2021.

TCTC Mission and Vision Statements

Concurrent with its 30th anniversary, Twin City Track Club adopted new mission and vision statements to guide planning and activities over the coming years and decades. We are proud of our 30 year history and the contributions we have made to running in the Winston-Salem area. Our hope is to continue our heritage of positive impact in our community through our activities, events, and services. The following statements were approved by the TCTC Board on August 20, 2017.

Mission: To inspire and support all runners in our community

Vision: We aspire to build a healthy and socially connected community through running events, activities, support and information

We look forward to engaging all TCTC members to embrace and demonstrate our commitment to these aims.

Twin City Track Club Website

Twin City Track Club (TCTC) transitioned to a new website platform hosted by RunSignUp in 2017.  This platform provides many features to help club members and the running community at large to seek and find information of value.  In particular is the integration of the TCTC website to race pages and results that are hosted on the RunSignUp registration site.  We welcome your comments and feedback on the structure and content of this site.  You can forward your comments to webmaster@twincitytc.org

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Twin City Track Club, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization • Our tax-id number is 56-1292364