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Two more months to register for the Scottsdale Beat the Heat race

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PHOENIX — There are only two months left to register for the Scottsdale Beat the Heat race, the “hottest race on Earth.”

Registration fees cost $51 and $62.60 for the 5K and 10K races. Registration comes with a commemorative t-shirt and medal.

This year’s race will mark the return of the event after a five-year hiatus. 

Prizes for the mens’ and womens’ races range from $1990 for first place to $122 for fifth place.

The prize totals commemorate the hottest day on record in the metro Phoenix, when the temperatures reached 122 degrees in June of 1990.

Due to the physical demand of the race, runner were encouraged to visit a doctor before registering.

Multiple ambulances, paramedics and other safety personnel will be present for the duration of the event.

Hydration stations will be provided every half-mile.

The race will begin at 2:47 p.m. at the North Hall of WestWorld of Scottsdale and end in the same spot.

Beat the Heat is part of the Scottsdale Fahrenheit Festival, which features an arm wrestling competition and a beer and cocktail festival in addition to the race.

The three events all take place on the same day at WestWorld located on Bell Road and the Loop 101.

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