Course Map & Parking

Course Map

The Elizabeth 8K Road Race begins and ends near Independence Park and Hawthorne Recreation Center (view map). It features a new USATF-certified course (certificate NC18014DF) and a fantastic tour of the scenic residential and commercial streets of the Elizabeth neighborhood. Wheelchairs and baby joggers are welcome in the race. Water will be available near the half way point of the race and at the finish line.


  • The 1.5M route will follow the same start but once runners enter Park Drive, they will continue around Park Dr. (as opposed to exiting left on Clement) and follow the same end of the 8K


Due to construction on Hawthorne Lane, we ask that you please allow sufficient time for parking and strongly consider ride sharing, car pooling, mass transit (bus or trolley) or walking/jogging if close by.

The following parking lots are available for race participants:

Note: CATS has agreed to begin operation of the CityLYNX Gold Line, i.e., the trolley or the street car, at 7am on March 23.

Please observe any posted No Parking signs in the lots of area businesses with Saturday hours and please avoid parking anywhere on the course.