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 October 2, 2021. 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.
Virtual Race Start
The 2021 Covenant Kids Run will begin on the Clinch Avenue Bridge in downtown Knoxville. It is scheduled for 4:30 pm on Saturday, October 2.
Amenities include a finisher medal, event shirt, goody bag, and finisher certificate.
Packet Pick-up will be at the Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday, October 2 during the hours of 9 am – 8 pm.
NOTE: There is NO Sunday Packet Pickup. All race participants must visit the Expo during scheduled hours to obtain their official race packet containing the race number bib, timing chip, race shirt, goody bag and other instructions. The Health & Fitness Expo is the first major event of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon weekend.
If you are a participant with a school, check with them so see if they will pick up for you.
Need to track your child’s miles as they prepare for the virtual run? 2021 mileage logs will be available in August 2021!
The Covenant Kids Run is an untimed, fun run. Feel free to start your own timer for your child if you want to record a time for him or her! Parents are allowed and encouraged to accompany their children during the Covenant Kids Run!
Fittest School Challenge
2020 Fittest School Challenge Results are In!
Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Regal, we were proud to award $5,600 to area schools through our 2020 Fittest School Challenge.
Although the Covenant Kids Run went virtual, we still hosted the Regal Fittest School Challenge! The Fittest School Challenge was a competition between area schools that awards winners based upon percentage of participation. Each child that participated in the Virtual Covenant Kids Run between November 7-15 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 award prize money to the top schools in a ten county radius. More than one school in each county was eligible to win prize money.
TWO DIVISIONS FOR 2020! We offered two categories for the schools based upon their enrollment. The two categories are Small (300 or fewer students) and Large (301+ Students). The prize money breakdown for 2020 is listed below:
|1st - Small Category - Episcopal School of Knoxville||$1,000|
|2nd - Small Category - Knoxville Christian School||$750|
|3rd - Small Category - Nature's Way Montessori||$500|
|4th - Small Category - Garden Montessori||$350|
|5th - Small Category - St. Mary's Catholic School||$200|
|1st - Large Category - Shannondale Elementary||$1000|
|2nd - Large Category - Rocky Hill Elementary||$750|
|3rd - Large Category - Ritta Elementary||$500|
|4th - Large Category - Carpenters Elementary||$350|
|5th - Large Category - Bluegrass Elementary||$200|
We will present each school with a plaque and a check after tallying the results. Thanks again to Regal for sponsoring the Fittest School Challenge!