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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)

2019 Community Contribution Program Information

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 is now accepting proposals for programs seeking funding from the Community Contribution Program.

Click here to download the application. The submission deadline is August 1, 2019.

Registration for 2020 CHKM is now open!

Registration for 2020 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon races
opens Global Running Day, June 5

All runners – novice and elite, local and out-of-town – are invited to celebrate Global Running Day on Wednesday, June 5, by registering for the 2020 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. Online registration opens at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time for all Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon races taking place March 28-29, 2020.

“We want to give our runners as much time as possible to get their training and race schedules set, and what better time to open registration for the region’s largest competitive road race than the day dedicated to a worldwide celebration of running,” said Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Race Director Jason Altman. “Whether you’re a competitive runner planning out your calendar of races, someone who wants to set a long-term health and fitness goal or an East Tennessean who always has wanted to cross that local finish line, now is the time to commit and save money on your registration fee.”

Participants are encouraged to register online at knoxvillemarathon.com/register. Current registration fees are $65 for the full marathon; $50 for the half-marathon and two-person relay; $40 for the four-person relay; $25 for the 5K; and $10 for the Covenant Kids Run. An increase in entry fees will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, June 30.

During the 16th annual race weekend, finishers, family and fans also will enjoy post-race celebrations at World’s Fair Park, the Health & Fitness Expo and more.

“Watch for more announcements during the coming months as we share plans and updates for the 2020 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events and festivities,” Altman said.

For more information about the 2020 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, visit https://knoxvillemarathon.com/.

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is a premier event organized by the Knoxville Track Club, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the encouragement of physical well-being through running and walking.

Fittest School Challenge Results are in!

Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Regal, we are proud to award $5,600 to area schools through our 2019 Fittest School Challenge.

The Fittest School Challenge was a competition between area schools that awarded winners based upon percentage of participation. Each child that participated in the March 30, 2019 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 will award prize money to the top schools in a ten county radius. More than one school in each county will be eligible to win prize money.

Small Category
1. Episcopal School of Knoxville    $1,000
2. Freedom Christian Academy      $750
3. Garden Montessori School          $500
4. Nature’s Way Montessori            $350
5. Greenback School                          $200

Large Category
1. Shannondale Elementary         $1,000
2. Highland Park Elementary       $750
3. Carpenters Elementary             $500
4. Rocky Hill Elementary              $350
5. Kingston Elementary                 $200

2019 Fittest Company Challenge Results!

Results are in for the 2019 Fittest Company Challenge, presented by Humana!

Large Category
1. Clayton                                             4166.65 points
2. Pilot Flying J                                   2491.75 points
3. DENSO                                             2372.90 points

Medium Category
1. Radio Systems Corporation             933.10 points
2. ORNL FCU                                          732.10 points
3. Mortgage Investors Group               389.10 points

Small Category
1. Keystone Mortgage                             131.00 points
2. London Amburn                                  120.60 points
3. Paine, Tarwater, & Bickers, LLP     104.80 points

These nine companies will receive awards at a Knoxville Chamber function on May 21 at Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center. Congratulations!

For a listing of top companies, click here.