Race Information


Saturday, March 25, 2017
8 a.m. - 8K start (chip-timed race)
8:05 a.m. - 1.5M start (untimed run/walk)


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

Chip Timing

The 8K race is chip-timed. Runners will receive a disposable chip attached to their bib at packet pick up or race day registration. The 1.5 mile run/walk is not chip timed.

Packet and Chip Pick-Up

Pre-registered participants can pick up shirts and chips at Hawthorne's New York Pizza and Bar (1701 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204) on Thursday, March 23 from 3:30 - 6:30pm and Friday, March 24 from 12 – 6 p.m. or on race day at the Hawthorne Recreation Center (345 Hawthorne Lane) from 6:45 - 7:45 a.m. Please allow 24 hours after completing online registration before packet pick up at Hawthorne's.

Racing Shirts

Participants will receive an Elizabeth 8K racing shirt from Recover Brands (while supplies last).

Note: Racing shirts and requested sizes are guaranteed for participants registered by Friday, March 10. Participants who register after March 10 will receive t-shirts while supplies last.

Race Course

The Elizabeth 8K Road Race is a USATF-certified course (course number NC15016DF) and a fantastic tour of the scenic residential 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 and 4 mile markers 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.