COURSE MAP & PARKING
8K course map
The Elizabeth 8K Road Race begins near Independence Park and Hawthorne Recreation Center and ends near the Rose Garden in Upper Independence Park. It features a new USATF-certified course 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.
1.5M course map
The 1.5M route will follow the same start as the 8K but once runners enter Park Drive, they will continue around Park Dr. (as opposed to exiting left on Clement towards 7th) and exit left on Clement towards 5th, turn right on 5th and then follow the same end of course as the 8K. Wheelchairs and baby joggers are welcome in the race.
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:
- Paved lots bordered by Torrence Ave, Park Dr, Travis Ave and Bartow Court (marked with “Race Parking” signs)
- Novant Health parking deck located at 325 Hawthorne Lane. Lower level accessed via Park Drive open only until 7:00am.
Please observe any posted No Parking signs in the lots of area businesses with Saturday hours and please avoid parking anywhere on the course.