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.
Although 2017 is the fourth 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 – 2016, $142,000 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, Girls on the Run of Greater Knoxville, The Muse Knoxville, and Keep Knoxville Beautiful. An additional $28,431 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 this Boys and Girls Club.
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 here.
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 here.