Commuter Dash 5K

The Triad Commute Challenge Commuter Dash 5K run/walk event is the kick-off event for the 9th Annual Triad Commute Challenge.  By registering for the Commuter Dash, participants 16 and over agree to try an alternate commute option (bike, walk, bus, vanpool, carpool, ride the train, telecommute) instead of driving alone at least once by April 30th.

Start Location: Winston-Salem Merschel Plaza (formerly the Civic Plaza), Fourth Street between Cherry and Trade (202 W 4th St. Winston-Salem)

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015Commuter-Dash-Logo-2015

Race Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Cost: Free, with pledge to try an alternative mode of transportation.

Same Day Registration / Packet Pick-Up: 7:30 – 8:30 AM.

Night Before Packet Pick-Up: TBD

Timing: TBD

Online Registration: Click Here

Prizes: Top 3 Males, Top 3 Females, Door Prize (Valued at $25 – $100)

Restrictions:  You must be 16 years of age or older to take the Triad Commute Challenge and to REGISTER for the Commuter Dash 5K event.  While children may participate with an adult, they will NOT be officially timed and should NOT be registered.  Pets and strollers are welcome!

Click HERE to Print a Flyer for the Commuter Dash and help us spread the word about this FREE Community Event!

Course Description: USA Track & Field Certified 5K. The starting point for the Commuter Dash will be the Winston-Salem Merschel Plaza (formerly the Civic Plaza). This out and back course will follow the Strollway south to the Greenway and return to downtown Winston-Salem.  The course will be monitored by volunteers as well as police for safety. Click HERE for the Commuter Dash Course Map


From Greensboro & Points East: 1. I-40 West 2. Continue on I-40BUS W/US-421 N, follow signs for Interstate 40/Kernersville/Winston-Salem Downtown 3. Take exit 5D for Main St toward Downtown/1st St 4. Left on 4th Street
From Winston-Salem & Points West: 1. I-40 East 2. Take exit 5D toward Old Salem/Salem College/Downtown 3. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Downtown and merge onto S Main St 4. Left on 4th Street

From High Point & Points South: 1. Take 311 North 2. Merge onto I-40 W 2. Take exit 193B for US-52 N/U.S. 311 N 3. Take exit 109B for I-40 BUS W/US-158 W/US-421 N/N Carolina 150 W toward Downtown 4. Take exit 5D for Main St toward Downtown/1st St 5. Turn right onto S Main St 6. Left on 4th Street

Parking/Transportation: FREE Transportation will be provided to the event by PART, GTA, and HiTran. Seats will be reserved on a first come 1st served basis.  Please contact Chantale Wesley prior to March 26th at 336-291-4321 or to be added to the transportation list. Click Here for more Details.

Third Street will be closed between Liberty and Cherry Streets.
Parking is available on Downtown streets and in 3 lots:
Cherry-Marshall Deck: Exit I-40 Bus./421 at Cherry St., left into deck at 4th St. Cost: $1/hr. – closest to Civic Plaza.
4th and Church Deck: Exit I-40 Bus./421 at Main St. and turn right at 4th St., left on Church St. Free parking on lower level ONLY. The lower section is only accessible from 4th Street.
City Hall North Lot: Exit I-40 Bus./421 at Main St. and enter lot between 1st and 2nd Street. Free parking, spaces limited

Itinerary: TCC Commuter Dash Brochure 2014


Commuter Dash 2013


Commuter Dash 2014

Commuter Dash 2014

Commuter Dash 2013