2017 Online Registration is Now Open!
Join us next April for the 2017 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon and Finish on the 50 Yard Line of Neyland Stadium! Our next price increase is coming up in mid-February…..Click here to register today! Don’t forget: the marathon, half marathon, and relay races will be Sunday, April 2. The Covenant Kids Run and Covenant Health 5K will be Saturday, April 1.
Group Run Program to continue on Saturday, January 28th at New Balance Knoxville!
Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 28th, as we continue our group runs program leading up to the 2017 CHKM! Thanks to a sponsorship by Eddie’s Health Shoppe, Knoxville Performance Lab, and ZenEvo Chocolate, there is no cost to attend! Our next meeting will be January 28th at 8 am at New Balance Knoxville. Be sure and join us on January 21st for the Calhoun’s 10 Miler in Oak Ridge! For more information including mileage option and future meeting locations, click here.
2017 Training Shirts are Now Available!
Hot off the presses! Our 2017 training shirts are now available in our online store. Let folks know that you are Rocky Top Bound as you train towards the 2017 event! These great shirts are available in men’s and women’s sizes, as well as short sleeve and long sleeve. Get yours here today!
Covenant Kids “Marathon” Program to Kickoff January 28 at Zoo Knoxville!
Join us on Saturday, January 28, at noon at Zoo Knoxville for the kickoff for the Covenant Kids Run “Marathon” program!
Admission to the zoo on January 28 is free for each child who registers for the fun run and one accompanying guest. Additional guests get half-price admission to the zoo.
Each child receives a log book for those who want to complete a full marathon by running or walking a total of 25 miles between January 28 and the official Covenant Kids Run on April 1. Registration for the Covenant Kids One Mile Run at the Zoo is $15 per child and this fee also covers the child’s registration for the official April 1 Covenant Kids Run.
To register for Zoo run, click here. (NOTE: You will technically be registering for the April 1 Covenant Kids Run, as both event are covered for the one registration fee).
Regal Entertainment Group to Sponsor the 2017 Fittest School Challenge!
Thanks to a sponsorship by Regal Entertainment Group, we are proud to award $4,000 to area schools through our 2017 Fittest School Challenge.
The Fittest School Challenge is a competition between area elementary schools that awards winners based upon percentage of participation. Each child that participates in the April 1, 2017 Covenant Kids Run will earn one point for their school. For more information and to learn how to get your school involved, click here.
FinisherPix to be the official photographer of the 2017 event!
We are proud to partner with FinisherPix as our official photographer of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon! They will post 2017 race photos a couple of days after the race.
2016 Community Contribution Program Recipients Announced!
The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon presented a total of more than $16,500 in healthy living grants to Legacy Parks Foundation, Ijams Nature Center, and Young-Williams Animal Center as part of the race’s 2016 Community Contribution Program. Pictured below are these three organizations receiving their funding. Congrats!
“We received many strong proposals from area nonprofits,” said Jason Altman, race director for the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. “It is great to see so many organizations getting on board with healthy living initiatives, and we’re proud to support three outstanding programs we believe will positively impact the health and wellness of the people in our community.”
A $10,000 grant to Legacy Parks Foundation supports the trailhead for the G & O Trail, a three-mile project that provides a recreational and commuter connection between Chapman Highway and Ijams Nature Center. The virtually flat, soft surface trail will parallel the Gulf & Ohio Railway line, connecting businesses, parks and neighborhoods.
A $5,200 grant to Ijams Nature Center provides funding for the completion of the Ijams Crag, an outdoor rock climbing site featuring 30 routes of varying difficulty. The Crag will be available for public climbing, as well as numerous workshops and programs.
A $1,350 grant to Young-Williams Animal Center will allow expansion of its dog walking program. Through the program, volunteers take shelter dogs on a hike, jog or walk around the neighborhood, helping reduce the dogs’ stress and getting them noticed by potential adopters.
Although this was the third year for the Community Contribution Program, the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon and the Knoxville Track Club have a long-standing history of reinvesting in the community. From 2005 – 2016, $142,000 has been contributed to support projects such as mile markers for local city and county greenways, land acquisition and building trails in South Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, and a golf cart to patrol and clean the greenways. An additional $28,431 has been given to the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center Innovative Recreation Cooperative, which encourages people with disabilities to pursue leisure and sports activities including hand cycling, which is one of the races in the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon.