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Group Run Info for December 14

Training Group Runs leading up to the 2020 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon will continue this Saturday, December 14, at Eddie’s Health Shoppe (8025 Kingston Pike) at 8 am.

STORE SPECIALS!!
Eddie and the gang will offer the following store specials on Saturday, December 14, to our attendees:

-Metabolic Nutrition Protizyme and MuscLean protein 15% off
-Athlete’s Recovery 15% off
-Xtend BCAA 30 serving 15% off
-ZenEvo protein cups 2/$5
-ZenEvo 30 day bags $19.99
-Charlotte’s Web CBD oil 30% off non sale, 10% off sale
-Spring energy gels 10% off
-HydroJugs 10% off

Route: Mileage options for Saturday will be 2 miles and 6 miles. To preview the suggested route: https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/m/?r=7430421&rf=1

Marathon Training Group Runs to Kickoff Saturday, December 7!

Marathon Training Group Runs to Kickoff Saturday, December 7!

Training Group Runs leading up to the 2020 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon will kickoff this Saturday, December 7, at Runners Market (4443 Kingston Pike) at 8 am. There is no cost to attend these group runs, thanks to a generous sponsorship by Eddie’s Health ShoppeKnoxville Performance Lab, and ZenEvo Chocolate.

The program is intended for anyone looking to experience the fun, excitement, and camaraderie of training with a group for the marathon. This program is being led by experienced runners and is open to everyone. The 2020 program is geared to not only marathoners, but half marathoners, relay, and 5K participants as well.

Saturday’s Route:
Mileage options for Saturday will be 2 miles and 4 miles. To preview the suggested route, click here.

STORE SPECIALS!!
Runners Market will offer the following store specials on Saturday, December 7, to our attendees:

– Buy 3 pair, Get 1 pair FREE on all brands of socks
– Buy a $125 Gift Card and receive a $25 Gift Card FREE
– 15% off storewide

In addition, Runners Market is now carrying Hoka One One shoes. Their Hoka One One rep will be on hand to let attendees demo shoes!

For a full listing of dates, locations, and times that we will meet, click here.

CHKM Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Non-Profit Community Partner

The Knoxville Track Club (KTC) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. The annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is KTC’s primary fundraiser. To help produce this event, KTC relies on the partnership of many like-minded community partners. If your organization has a mission of community wellness, fitness, and/or engaging youth in athletics, we are interested in speaking with your organization.

Since 2005, KTC has donated over $220,000 to local non-profits through the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon’s community contribution program. These recipients were formally selected after each year’s event. Starting with the 2020 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, KTC will select one local non-profit organization before the event to be its 2020 CHKM Community Partner. The 2020 CHKM Community Partner will receive the community contribution funds from the 2020 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon as well as valuable tools, insight, and connections to establish a targeted fundraising campaign. In return, KTC asks that the 2020 CHKM Community Partner offer its skills and resources to support event-specific operations.

New applications must be submitted by all interested non-profit organizations each year. To apply to be the 2020 CHKM Community Partner, applications must be received by November 8, 2019. The selection will be made in November 2019 and announced soon thereafter. For more information or to download the application, click here.

2019 Community Contribution Program

2019 Community Contribution Program

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon has been a success due to the unbelievable support within the community.  Each year the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon (CHKM), the premier event of the Knoxville Track Club, sets aside funds for its Community Contribution Program.

In an effort to support the community and to improve lives through healthy programs, the CHKM Advisory Committee accepted proposals for programs seeking funding from the 2019 Community Contribution Program through August 1.

On September 18, 2019, the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon presented a total of $8,000 in grants to five local organizations to support health living in East Tennessee.

Grant recipients include Emerald Youth Foundation, Family Justice Center, Tennessee Beauty Hunters, YWCA of Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley, and Survivor Fitness Foundation.

“These programs strive to make a lasting impact on the health of our community,” said Jason Altman, race director for the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. “The grant program is now in its sixth year and awards funds to nonprofits that are positively impacting our region’s health and fitness. We look forward to watching the great work of the 2019 grant recipients.

Emerald Youth Foundation received $3,000 for uniforms and supplies for the Emerald Force track program, which encourages participation by youth in track & field and overall physical activity.

Knoxville Family Justice Center received $2,000 to create a central workout facility for the Department of Children’s Services, including law enforcement, educators and nonprofit staff who investigate domestic violence. The facility will help foster an environment of collaboration and self-care for the staff.

Tennessee Beauty Hunters received $1,000 to fund workout equipment, including resistance bands, jump ropes and more. The organization provides free, bootcamp-style workouts for women in Knoxville.

The YWCA of Knoxville & the Tennessee Valley received $1,000 for Club W’s health and fitness programming, which focuses on the Keys of Hope Women’s Program and the Phyllis Wheatley Center. The funding will provide incentives and water bottles for the programs.

Survivor Fitness Foundation received $1,000 for one-on-one training sessions for cancer survivors in Knox County. Survivor Fitness Foundation empowers cancer survivors with tools and training to regain their health and wellness. The foundation also offers one-on-one nutrition and exercise programs for those living with and beyond cancer.

Although 2019 was the sixth year for the Community Contribution Program, the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon and the Knoxville Track Club have a long-standing history of reinvesting in the community. From 2005 – 2019, $178,000 has been contributed to support projects such as mile markers for local city and county greenways, land acquisition and building trails in South Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, and a golf cart to patrol and clean the greenways. Past recipients include East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Legacy Parks Foundation, Young-Williams Animal Center, Ijams Nature Center, YWCA Knoxville, Knox County Schools, The Muse Knoxville, and Keep Knoxville Beautiful. An additional $43,331 has been given to the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center Innovative Recreation Cooperative, which encourages people with disabilities to pursue leisure and sports activities including hand cycling, which is one of the races in the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon.

CHKM Presents $4,000 Check to Patricia Neal IRC

On June 26, we presented Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center with a check for $4,000 as a contribution to the Innovation Recreation Cooperative. Patricia Neal IRC encourages people with disabilities to pursue leisure and sports activities including hand cycling, which is one of the races in the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon.


Pictured (L to R): Al Kaye (Patricia Neal IRC Program Coordinator), Jennifer Steely (Director of Rehab Services), Dr. Mary Dillon (Medical Director of Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center and Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Chief of Staff), Leslie Irwin (Vice President of Rehab Services), Jason Altman (CHKM Race Director), Pam Haggard (KTC Board Member), David Black (Knoxville Track Club Executive Director)