Race Information


Saturday, March 21, 2020
8:00 a.m.: 8K start
~8:05 a.m.: 1.5M start


Hawthorne Recreation Center
Independence Park
345 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC 28204

Chip Timing

The 8K race and ~1.5M run/walk is chip-timed. Runners will receive a disposable chip attached to their bib at packet pick up or race day registration.

Packet PickUp

Participants can pick up shirts and bibs

Racing Shirts

Racing shirts and requested sizes are guaranteed for participants registered by Friday, March 8. Participants who register after March 8 will receive t-shirts while supplies last.

Race Course

The Elizabeth 8K Road Race is a 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. Bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, roller blades and/ or animals are not.

Water will be available at approximately the 2.5 miles and at the finish line.

Liz Kids’ Fun Run

Even the little ones can get in on the action with the Liz Kids' Fun Run! It's a free run inside Independence Park for kids six years of age and younger.


Please refer to the course map for the closest available parking lots. Please observe any posted No Parking signs in the lots of area businesses.