Covenant Kids Run

REGISTRATION – Online registration for the 2019 event is now open! Click here to register today. NOTE: The registration fee for the 2019 Covenant Kids Run also includes free registration for the January 26th Zoo Kickoff Run!

Covenant Kids Program to Kickoff at Zoo Knoxville on January 26!
Join us Saturday, January 26, 2019, for our annual Covenant Kids Run Kickoff at Zoo Knoxville! Admission to the Zoo on January 26 is free for each child who registers for the fun run and one accompanying guest. Additional guests get half-price admission to the zoo. Each child receives a log book for those who want to complete a full marathon by running or walking a total of 25 miles between then and the official Covenant Kids Run on March 30. Registration for the Covenant Kids One Mile Run at the Zoo is $20 per child and this fee also covers the child’s registration for the official March 30 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 30, 2019. 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 30, 2019

Click here for a map of the 2018 Covenant Kids Run Course. (2019 will change).

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


Packet pick-up will be at the Expo on Saturday, March 30, 2019 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 2019 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

2019 Mileage Logs are now available. Click here to download one today!

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 is a competition between area schools that awards winners based upon percentage of participation. Each child that participates in the March 30, 2019 Covenant Kids Run will earn one point for their school. We will tally up each school’s respective points and divide 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$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!