Covenant Kids Run
With the wonderful support of Covenant Health, we are happy to offer the 1 mile Covenant Kids Run as part of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon weekend.
The Covenant Kids Run is a program created to encourage our local children to lead healthy and active lifestyles while participating in an exciting, goal oriented, community event. Those participating will run a total of 25 miles in the time period leading up to the race on March 28, 2020. On race day, participants will run a 1 mile course, finally completing the marathon distance of 26.2 miles. They have an option to run or walk the 26.2 miles. Our goal is not only to address personal fitness, but to build self esteem and confidence through goal setting and teamwork. Parents and/or teachers are encouraged to help during the process.
Join us for our annual Covenant Kids Run Kickoff at Zoo Knoxville! Registration for the January 25 Zoo run is $20 per child, and this fee also covers the child’s registration for the March 28 Covenant Kids Run in downtown Knoxville!
Admission to Zoo Knoxville on January 25 is FREE for each child who registers for the fun run and one accompanying guest. Additional guests get half-price admission to the zoo. The Zoo Run will begin at noon on January 25, and we will be at the Zoo entrance gate starting at 10 am to check in preregistered children and will accept walk-up registrations. Register for both events here.
5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2020
Click here for a map of the 2019 Covenant Kids Run course. (2020 subject to change)
Packet pick-up will be at the Expo on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the World’s Fair Exhibition Hall (935 World’s Fair Park Drive). Be sure and show up in plenty of time to pick up your child’s packet, browse the expo, and head over to the start line of the 2020 Covenant Kids Run!
All participants will receive a t-shirt (Youth S-XL or Adult S-M), post-race refreshments, and a finishers’ medal. Important Note: Kids’ shirts are typically ordered in Youth sizes. We also have Adult sizes available this year.
Instructions for Race Weekend
As we get closer to the race, we will post instructions for race weekend. Please check back!
All finishers’ names will be sent to the Knoxville News Sentinel to be published Monday after the race!
Fittest School Challenge
2020 Fittest School Challenge!
Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Regal, we are proud to award $5,600 to area schools through our 2020 Fittest School Challenge.
The Fittest School Challenge is a competition between area schools that awards winners based upon percentage of participation. Each child that participates in the March 28, 2020 Covenant Kids Run will earn one point for their school. We will tally 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.
TWO DIVISIONS FOR 2020! We will offer two categories for the schools based upon their enrollment. The two categories will be Small (300 or fewer students) and Large (301+ Students). The prize money breakdown for 2020 is listed below:
|1st - Small Category||$1,000|
|2nd - Small Category||$750|
|3rd - Small Category||$500|
|4th - Small Category||$350|
|5th - Small Category||$200|
|1st - Large Category||$1000|
|2nd - Large Category||$750|
|3rd - Large Category||$500|
|4th - Large Category||$350|
|5th - Large Category||$200|
We will present each school with a plaque and a check before school gets out next Spring. Thanks again to Regal for sponsoring the Fittest School Challenge!