Covenant Kids Run


See at the bottom of the page for the list of 2019 Fittest School Challenge Award winners!

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.

Covenant Health

Race Start

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)

NOTE: The Covenant Kids Run race is held on Saturday Night!


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!

Mileage Logs

2020 Mileage Logs will be available in December Stay tuned!

All logs can be presented upon packet pickup at the Health & Fitness Expo to receive a finisher’s certificate.


All finishers’ names will be sent to the Knoxville News Sentinel to be published Monday after the race!

Fittest School Challenge

2019 Fittest School Challenge!
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.

NEW FOR 2019! 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 2019 is listed below:

SchoolPrize Money
1st - Small Category
Episcopal School of Knoxville
2nd - Small Category
Freedom Christian Academy
3rd - Small Category
Garden Montessori
4th - Small Category
Nature's Way Montessori
5th - Small Category
Greenback School
1st - Large Category
Shannondale Elementary
2nd - Large Category
Highland Park Elementary
3rd - Large Category
Carpenters Elementary
4th - Large Category
Rocky Hill Elementary
5th - Large Category
Kingston Elementary

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!