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Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation offers a wide variety of running trails and greenways. All trails are open to the public during the parks hours of operation. For more information on the greenways throughout the county please visit Mecklenburg County Greenways.

Mecklenburg County partners with multiple organizations throughout the city to host races at parks, trails and greenways. For more information on hosting your own race please contact Preston Buckman at 704-529-3273 or Also, please review the required documents below for hosting events:

Special Event - Races - Requirements

Special Event - Races - Checklist

Schedule of Events                                                                             

Below is a schedule of race events for 2014. Results are listed below.

  • Elizabeth 8K - March 29, 2014 - Independence Park
    • Proceeds benefit the beautification of the Historic Elizabeth Neighborhood and the replenishing of Elizabeth's tree canopy.
  • Queen City Trail Run 5K - May 17th 2014 - Reedy Creek Park
    • The race will benefit the missions of Eastside Church. Just as Eastside has worked to bring justice in the past, this year it plans to continue to contribute to the needs of the local community and also begin to work for justice at the global level. This year the church has plans to continue hosting and helping with events like the fall bash, book drive, and prom dress drive. Eastside will also be sending teams to Mexico and the Dominican Republic to help with similar activities and events.



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