CHKM Presents $4,900 to Patricia Neal Innovative Recreation Cooperative

Due to the success of the 2018 CHKM, we recently presented Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center with a check for $4,900 for their Innovative Recreation Cooperative. Pictured left to right: Al Kaye, Patricia Neal IRC Program Coordinator; Jennifer Steely, Director of Rehab Services; Jason Altman, CHKM Race Director; Leslie Irwin, VP and Administrator over Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center; Dr. Mary Dillon, Medical Director

Registration opens August 1 for 2019 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon featuring new finish line

Registration will open at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1, for the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events taking place March 30-31, 2019.

For the upcoming 15th annual race event, participants will enjoy a new finish-line experience in World’s Fair Park. Due to scheduled renovations at Neyland Stadium, the finish line will be moved for the 2019 race weekend.

Race officials currently are planning additional post-race festivities for finishers, family and fans to enjoy at World’s Fair Park.

“For many years we’ve enjoyed a finish on the 50-yard line, but in 2019, we’ll be cheering and celebrating under Knoxville’s iconic Sunsphere in World’s Fair Park,” Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon race director Jason Altman said. “We’re excited about the family-friendly, party-like atmosphere participants can expect at this year’s finish line. We’ll be making more announcements over the coming months as we finalize the new course and fun plans for the weekend’s festivities.”

In celebration of the 15th annual race event, Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is offering valuable perks for race participants, including free race photos. Look for additional updates on special giveaways for marathon and half-marathon finishers coming soon.

To read the full media release, click here.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Community Contribution Program!

Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 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 will be accepting proposals for programs seeking funding from the community contribution program.

The application can be downloaded here. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2018. For more information about past recipients, please click here.

Fittest School Challenge Results are in!

2018 Fittest School Challenge Results are in!
Thanks to a sponsorship by Regal Entertainment Group, we are proud to award $4,200 to area schools through our 2018 Fittest School Challenge.

The Fittest School Challenge is a competition between area schools that awards winners based upon percentage of participation. Each child that participated in the March 24, 2018 Covenant Kids Run earned one point for their school. We tallied up each school’s respective points and divided that number by the total enrollment of that school to determine their participation percentage. We award prize money to the top ten schools in a ten county radius. More than one school in each county is eligible to win prize money. The list of winners and prize money breakdown is listed below:

1st – Garden Montessori School$1,000
2nd – Nature’s Way Montessori School$800
3rd – Episcopal School of Knoxville$500
4th – Shannondale Elementary$400
5th – Carpenters Elementary$300
6th – Highland Park Elementary$200
7th – Kingston Elementary$200
8th – Greenback School$200
9th – Eaton Elementary$200
10th (tie) – Briceville Elementary$200
10th (tie) – Steekee Elementary$200

We will present each school with a plaque and a check before school gets out this Spring. Thanks again to Regal Entertainment Group for sponsoring the Fittest School Challenge!

Fittest Company Challenge Results are In!

Results are in for the 2018 Fittest Company Challenge!
Large Category (501+ employees)
1. Clayton Homes – 3478.05 points
2. Pilot Flying J – 2612.50 points
3. DENSO – 1771.85 points

Medium Category (101-500 employees)
1. Radio Systems Corp. – 845.20 points
2. ORNL FCU – 617.90 points
3. Mortgage Investors Group – 436.20 points

Small Category (100 employees or less)
1. Fleet Feet Sports Knoxville – 192.00 points
2. WBIR TV Channel 10 – 124.10 points
3. Threds – 121.30 points

These companies will each receive a plaque and will be recognized at the Knoxville Chamber’s A.M. Exchange at Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center on May 8th. For a listing of other top companies, click here.