The 5k (3.1 miles) is a scenic run in downtown Knoxville. Like all of our races that weekend, the 5k will start on the Clinch Avenue Bridge and finish in World’s Fair Park.

Race Start

7:00 pm on Saturday, March 30, 2019

NOTE: The 5k race is held on Saturday Night!


2018 USATF Certified – #TN08013MS
NOTE: 2019 course will change.

2018 Course Map

Click here to view the 2018 course map. (2019 will change)

2018 Course Description (2019 will change)

  • Start on Clinch Ave Bridge. (close to Convention Center)
  • Head West on Clinch Avenue to 16th Street
  • Turn Left on 16th St, across Cumberland Avenue, which becomes Volunteer Boulevard
  • Follow Volunteer Boulevard (in the westbound traffic lanes), past Circle Park toward the turnaround point (just past UT Drive and fraternity row.)
  • Turnaround and continue back on Volunteer, in the eastbound traffic lanes
  • Turn Right onto Peyton Manning Pass
  • Turn Left onto Phillip Fulmer Way
  • Turn Right onto Cumberland Avenue
  • Turn Right onto Estabrook Road
  • Follow Estabrook up to Neyland Stadium, entering via gate 25
  • Finish at the 50 yard line – Neyland Stadium


All 5k participants will receive a t-shirt and goody bag at the Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday, March 30. All 5K Finishers will be able to enjoy post-race food and refreshments at the Pilot Flying J Post Race Party.


The 5k course will feature 1 runner refreshment station with volunteers distributing Powerade and Mountain Valley Spring Water. At the finish line, you will receive a bottle of water. Powerade and other refreshments will be available at the Pilot Flying J Post Race Party.


There is no age restriction for 5k participants, but please be considerate of our volunteers and police by trying to complete the course, whether running or walking, in approximately 1.5 hours.


This year’s 5K will be timed using a chip timing system.

Fittest Company Challenge

If you are with a Knoxville area company and your company is participating in the Fittest Company Challenge, be sure to include your company name on your entry form. That way, your participation will count toward the Fittest Company Challenge – determined by which company’s employees (and immediate household family members of employees) complete the most combined miles on race day. Each participant in the 5k earns 3.1 points (1 point per mile run.)

Event Alert System

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon has an Event Alert System. For more information about the EAS, click here.