The 30th annual Elizabeth 8K Road Race will hit the streets on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

This is Charlotte's oldest road race and features a USATF-certified course (certificate # NC15016DF) and a fantastic tour of the scenic residential streets of the Elizabeth neighborhood.

The event also includes a 1.5M untimed run/walk for the casual participants and youth runners and the Liz Kids' Fun Run for the little ones. Participants will enjoy Elizabeth 8K racing shirts (while supplies last), post-race refreshments and beer, live music from School of Rock, and even our very own Elvis, a.k.a., the Big E! Proceeds benefit the beautification of the Historic Elizabeth Neighborhood and the replenishing of both Charlotte and Elizabeth's tree canopies.


  • The Elizabeth 8k is proud to partner with Recover Brands on race shirts in 2016. The local, Charlotte based apparel brand, Recover, manufactures apparel out of 100% recycled materials. That's right, 100% recycled. This years race shirt will be made from a blend of recycled cotton and recycled plastic. Just 8 plastic bottles to make one shirt! In addition to being environmentally friendly, the Recover Tees are super soft and durable. We' can't wait for everyone to get their environmentally friendly, high-end shirt this year. And, the fact that is a local company is all the better.
  • Packet pickup will be held this year at Hawthorne's New York Pizza and Bar (1701 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204) on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18 from 12:00 - 6:30 pm

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