2 Person Relay

The 2-person Relay is your chance to join up with 1 other person to take on the 26.2 mile marathon course through scenic Knoxville as a team. The marathon course has been designed to show-off Knoxville and run through several of its fine neighborhoods. We know that this year, the neighborhoods along the route are planning some great support.

2021 Turn-by-turn course description  Click here to view

2021 Course map  Click here to view 

2021 Course profile  Click here to view 

NOTE: The legs are NOT of equal length. The first leg is 12.8 miles. The second leg of the 2 person relay is 13.4. Please plan your relay accordingly.

Important:  Transportation to and from relay exchange points is NOT provided.  A little planning ahead can save a lot of confusion on RACE DAY!  PLEASE familiarize yourself with YOUR RELAY ZONES LOCATION BEFORE RACE DAY. ALSO, sharing a vehicle can greatly reduce traffic and parking issues, for instance, Runner number TWO can RELAY keys to runner number ONE when exchanging the relay slap bracelet. This procedure can be done at each RELAY ZONE.

The relay exchange zone for the 2 person relay will be at the Blackstock parking lot, located on Grand Avenue near the The Foundry.  (640 Blackstock Avenue, Knoxville, 37916)

The relay race will finish in World’s Fair Park.  All relay team members will be allowed meet under the Clinch Avenue Viaduct and enter the finish chute to cross the finish line together.

Race Start

The 2021 CHKM 2-Person Relay is scheduled for 7:30 am on Sunday, October 3.

Amenities

Timing
All races (except the Covenant Kids Run) will be timed using a chip timing system. The timing chips will be attached to the bibs for marathon, half marathon, relay, and 5K participants.

Photos
FinisherPix is proud to be the Official Photographer of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. They will post 2021 race photos a couple of days after the race. BACK FOR 2021! Race photos will be provided to the participants FREE OF CHARGE!

Shirts
All participants in every race will receive a top-quality t-shirt.

Goody Bags
All participants in every race will receive a goody bag at the Health and Fitness Expo.

Music
Party Boys DJ Show will be at the start, finish, and at several on-course locations providing the musical motivation to keep you moving. For every year of the CHKM, Party Boys has provided much-needed energy to the runners and spectators and helped make this feel like a celebration as much as a race. Look forward to them being out there for you again this year!

We will have 30 great musical acts lined-up all over the course! Dante Music Entertainment has recruited and coordinated live musical acts that will give you a feel for locally grown music and they’ll keep you moving.

Course maps, elevation profiles, and course descriptions are in the race information for each specific race.

Participants in the 2021 2-Person Relay will receive a finisher medal, event shirt, and goody bag.

Refreshments

We will provide Mountain Valley Spring Water and GU on the 2021 CHKM Course.

Restrictions

2-Person relay teams will need to be able to complete the 26.2 mile route in 7 hours or less.

Post-Race Activities

We are still working on plans for the 2021 Post-Race. Please check back!

Toilets

We will have port-a-johns available at the start line, the finish area, and at several places along the route.

Medical Support

Experts from Covenant Therapy Centers and the Knoxville Fire Department will coordinate medical support for the 2021 CHKM.

Event Alert System

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon uses an Event Alert System for race day. Click here for more information about the EAS.