The 2020 CHKM will be a Virtual Event.
The Virtual 5K
Below is the list of amenities that we have lined up for our virtual runners and walkers in the 5K this fall.
5K – finisher medal, event shirt, goody bag, 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.
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.
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.
Virtual Race Start
Participants can log and input their marathon miles between November 7 and November 15, 2020.
2021 Course Certification
USATF Certified – #TN19007MS
2021 Course Map
Click here to view the 2021 course map.
2021 Course Description
- 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 Right onto Phillip Fulmer Way to turnaround cone
- Turn around cone and return northbound on Phillip Fulmer Way, crossing Cumberland to James Agee
- Turn Right onto Clinch Avenue
- Turn Right onto World’s Fair Park Drive
- Finish at Finish Line – World’s Fair Park
We have an incredible amount of SWAG ready for our 2020 Virtual 5K participants! They include: finisher medal, event shirt, goody bag, 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 5K, 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!
You will run or walk your marathon on your own at the place of your choosing. Afterwards, you can upload your results to the marathon website’s results page. Results can be uploaded starting November 7 and ending November 15.
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.)
Even though this year has gone virtual, we are still awarding top teams in the Fittest Company Challenge!
Event Alert System
The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon will use an Event Alert System for race day in 2021. For more information about the EAS, click here.