Volunteers are needed for open events! To become a volunteer, complete the form on any “open” event page. Open events are highlighted with a blue box.
The Elizabeth 8K Road Race is Charlotte’s oldest road race and features a new USATF-certified course (certificate #tbd), providing runners with a fantastic tour of the scenic residential and commercial streets of the Elizabeth neighborhood. In addition to the 8K, there is also a 1.5M run/walk and the Liz Kids’ Fun Run for the youngest runners.
The event begins and ends near Independence Park Recreation Center at Independence Park (345 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte NC, 28204). Participants that register by March 9 will enjoy Elizabeth 8K racing shirts. Proceeds benefit the beautification of the Historic Elizabeth Neighborhood and the replenishing of both Charlotte and Elizabeth’s tree canopies.
For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.elizabeth8k.com.
TreesCharlotte will host a small TreeStore after the race, giving away 7 gallon sized, 6-10′ tall trees to the residents of Elizabeth. We cannot guarantee species type or quantities. You will be trained on how to properly plant and care for your tree(s). Tree training is mandatory. You will then be asked to complete and sign a Stewardship Pledge Form with your home and email address (mandatory) and declare your pledge to take care of the tree(s) we provide. Trees are available on a first come, first served basis as quantities are limited.
A few TreeMasters are needed to help set up the TreesCharlotte booth and give away trees.
Sign-ups for this event are limited to TreeMasters. To learn more about the TreeMaster program, please visit http://treescharlotte.org/volunteer/treemaster/. If you are a resident and want to sign up for trees, please click the "Get Trees" button at the top of the page. TreeMasters, please log in to complete the registration.