2 Person Relay

The 2020 CHKM will be a Virtual Event.

The Virtual 2-Person Relay
Below is the list of amenities that we have lined up for our virtual runners and walkers in the 2-Person Relay this fall.

2-Person Relay – finisher medal, event shirt, goody bag, MIG finisher’s buff, CHKM Virtual Edition magnet, KTC commemorative sticker, digital race bib, free virtual training log challenge (complete with leaderboard and team competition)

The virtual races will allow registrants to participate in a flexible time frame to meet their schedules throughout the week of Nov. 7-15. Participants will be able to upload their results to the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon website’s results page.

Packet Pickup
Virtual participants can pick up their packets at the World’s Fair Exhibition Hall (935 World’s Fair Park Drive) in Exhibit Hall 1 on
Saturday, November 7th: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, November 8th: 1 pm-5 pm
Masks will be required for picking up and social distancing measures will be observed. You may pickup for multiple people.

If you are a participant with a company or school, check with them if they will pick up for you.


2021 Course
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.

Virtual Race Start

Participants can log and input their marathon miles between November 7 and November 15, 2020.


We have an incredible amount of SWAG ready for our 2020 Virtual 2-Person Relay participants! They include: finisher medal, event shirt, goody bag, MIG finsher’s buff, CHKM Virtual Edition magnet, KTC commemorative sticker, digital race bib, free virtual training log challenge (complete with leaderboard and team competition)


Since it is a virtual marathon, there will be no refreshments served. We would like to thank Mountain Valley Spring Water and GU for supporting this event in the past and hopefully in the future. Be sure and use their products during your training and on your virtual race day!


Since this is a virtual event, there is no restriction on time limit this time!

Facebook Live After Party Concert

Tune into our Facebook page for a Facebook live post-race concert by Dave Landeo on November 14 and November 15, both at 4 pm!


We would recommend lining up your virtual run or walk near a bathroom, just in case!

Medical Support

While we won’t be able to provide virtual medical support for you, we want to thank Covenant Therapy Centers and the Knoxville Fire Department for supporting our event in the past and in the future!

Event Alert System

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon will use an Event Alert System for race day in 2021. Click here for more information about the EAS.