Half Marathon

SEPTEMBER 3 UPDATE:
The 2020 CHKM will be a Virtual Event. For more information, click here.

The Virtual Half Marathon
Below is the list of amenities that we have lined up for our virtual runners and walkers in the half marathon this fall.

Half Marathon – finisher medal, event shirt, goody bag, MIG finsher’s buff, CHKM Virtual Edition magnet, KTC commemorative sticker, digital race bib, free virtual training log challenge (complete with leaderboard and team competition)

The virtual races will allow registrants to participate in a flexible time frame to meet their schedules throughout the week of Nov. 7-15. Participants will be able to upload their results to the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon website’s results page.

2021 Course
The Half Marathon course is 13.1 miles long and travels through scenic Knoxville, TN. The course goes through many of Knoxville’s beautiful
neighborhoods.

2019 and 2021 turn-by-turn course description: Click here to view 

2019 and 2021 course map: Click here to view 

2019 and 2021 Course profile: Click here to view 

NOTE: Courses are subject to slight modification.

Virtual Race Start

Participants can log and input their marathon miles between November 7 and November 15, 2020

Certification

The course used in 2019 and 2021 is USATF Certified – #TN19005MS

Amenities

We have an incredible amount of SWAG ready for our 2020 Virtual Half participants! They include: finisher medal, event shirt, goody bag, MIG finsher’s buff, CHKM Virtual Edition magnet, KTC commemorative sticker, digital race bib, free virtual training log challenge (complete with leaderboard and team competition)

Huge thanks to Mortgage Investors Group for providing the finisher buffs!

Virtual Refreshments

Since it is a virtual marathon, there will be no refreshments served. We would like to thank Mountain Valley Spring Water and GU for supporting this event in the past and hopefully in the future. Be sure and use their products during your training and on your virtual race day!

Facebook Live After Party Concert

Tune into our Facebook page for a Facebook live post-race concert on November 14 and November 15, both at 6 pm!

Restrictions

Half Marathon participants must be 12 years of age or older.

Timing for Virtual

You will run or walk your half marathon on your own at the place of your choosing. Afterwards, you can upload your results to the marathon website’s results page. Results can be uploaded starting November 7 and ending November 15.

Toilets

We would recommend lining up your virtual run or walk near a bathroom, just in case!

Medical Support

While we won’t be able to provide virtual medical support for you, we want to thank Covenant Therapy Centers and the Knoxville Fire Department for supporting our event in the past and in the future!

Event Alert System

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon will use an Event Alert System for race day in 2021. For more information about the EAS, please click here.

Post Race Injury Clinics

The Covenant Therapy Centers Post Race Injury Clinics will not be available virtually, but we look forward to providing them in the future!

Teams

Back for this year is the ability to participate as a team. The Half Marathon team competition is where each member of the team completes the 13.1 mile course. You may have as many people as you’d like on your team.  For special team awards, only the top 3 participants on your team will score – their times will be combined for a team time (ALL participants are also timed individually and eligible for all individual awards and prizes.)  There will be team categories for male only, female only, and co-ed teams.

Teams can be any groups of people who want to add this designation (for free!) to their registration. Encourage others you know to join you in the race… coworkers, classmates, family, military, friends, etc. are all great ideas for teams. If you register as a team with coworkers, your team can also win the “Fittest Company” competition – determined by which company’s employees complete the most combined miles on race day.