4 Person Relay

The 4-person Relay is your chance to join up with 3 other people 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.

2022 Turn-by-turn course description (2023 subject to change) Click here to view

2022 Course map (2023 subject to change) Click here to view 

2022 Course profile (2023 subject to change) Click here to view 

NOTE: All four relay legs are NOT of equal length. The first leg is 6.7 miles, the second is 6.1. The third leg is approximately 8.2 miles, and final leg is 5.2 miles. Please plan your relay accordingly.

Race Start

The 2023 CHKM 4-Person Relay is scheduled for 7:30 am on Sunday, April 2.


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.

FinisherPix is proud to be the Official Photographer of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. They will post 2023 race photos a couple of days after the race. BACK FOR 2023! Race photos will be provided to the participants FREE OF CHARGE!

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 Clayton Health and Fitness Expo.

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 over 20 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 2023 4-Person Relay will receive a finisher medal, event shirt, and goody bag.


We will provide English Mountain Water and GU on the 2023 CHKM Course.


4-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 2023 Post-Race. Please check back!


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 2023 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.