Gwinnett County, Georgia

Beat the HEAT

“Racing for Education”

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What is Beat the HEAT, Inc.?

Beat the HEAT, Inc. is a national, non-profit organization comprised of Police Officers and Firefighters who conduct educational programs using marked emergency vehicle drag cars to gain the interest of the public. Heat Members develop programs and activities to serve their individual communities using the goals of Beat the HEAT, Inc. as a guide.

Click on the logo to the right to visit the National Beat the HEAT, Inc website.

Beat the Heat, Inc., and all chapters, are recognized as tax exempt, 501(c)3 charities.  

NO TAX DOLLARS are used to fund our program.

Welcome to the home of the Gwinnett County, GA-Beat the HEAT Team.  

This team is an individual chapter of the National Beat the Heat, Inc. program, and operates independently, but with the approval of the national chapter.


Our Mission Statement:

   Our mission is to reduce accidents and save lives by educating our community of the consequences of Illegal Street Racing, Distracted Driving, and Substance Abuse.  Our program also gives racers the opportunity to race against our team members in a safe, controlled environment where they can try to "Beat the HEAT."  We will also strive to educate the youth of our communities about the importance of staying in school.     

   Our program is made possible through generous contributions from citizens and businesses in our community.  Please contact us for more information regarding how you can help support our team of educators. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and we would love the opportunity to continue our program while representing your business or establishment.

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Our program needs all the help we can get to continue to spread our message, and the donations we receive are greatly appreciated.  We use these donations to keep our team traveling to shows, events, schools, and  race tracks where we are able to connect with young drivers and teach them of the dangers of Illegal Street Racing, Distracted Driving, and Substance Abuse.

Have a hunger for speed?…a need to feel that rush of power under your right foot?  Visit the links below to see how easy it is to find a place where you can race legally, and typically for about 10% of the price of a speeding ticket, and that is if you ONLY get caught speeding.  Use your head, take it to the track!

Donations can be made via PayPal to

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Start training now for the Jail-Break Challenge!

Clear your calendars, get your running shoes ready, and join us each year for the Gwinnett County Jail Break Challenge.  

Visit the event’s facebook page by clicking on the logo to the left and “like” the page to stay up to date as details are announced.

If you would like information on how to become a sponsor of this event, please visit