Community Contribution Program
KTC Selects Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley as 2024 Community Partner!
Organizers of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon have selected Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley as the marathon’s 2024 Community Partner.
Prior to and throughout the 2024 races, the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley will cross-promote the event and the organization’s mission to encourage active lifestyles among East Tennessee youth.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley provides an array of youth development services to more than 7,200 children in Knox, Blount, Loudon, Anderson and Claiborne counties. Young people of all backgrounds can access the nonprofit’s programs from Pre-K through high school at bgctnv.org.
The nonprofit facilitates a Healthy Lifestyles program that supports lifetime wellness activities, team sports, nutrition education and mental health services. Members of the clubs’ YouthForce, a workforce development program for teenagers, also will assist onsite at the marathon and cheer on participants.
The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon and the Knoxville Track Club have a long-standing history of reinvesting in the community. From 2005 – 2023, $190,500 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 of Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley, Knox County Schools, The Muse Knoxville, Knoxville Family Justice Center, Survivor Fitness Foundation, Tennessee Beauty Hunters, Emerald Youth Foundation and Keep Knoxville Beautiful. An additional $49,581 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.
In addition to our Community Contribution Program, we are proud to partner with the following charities for the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon.
Boys & Girls Club: We are proud to have supported the Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley since 2007. Extra medals and shirts are donated to the BGCTV for awards and prizes for the children. To learn more about them, please click below.
Second Harvest Food Bank: Every year after the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, we donate excess food and drinks to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. To learn more about Second Harvest, click below.
Knox Area Rescue Ministries: Every year after the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, we donate leftover clothing food at the start line or along the course to Knox Area Rescue Ministries. To learn more about KARM, click below.