Half Marathon

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

2022 turn-by-turn course description:(2023 subject to change) Click here to view 

2022 course map:(2023 subject to change) Click here to view 

2022 Course profile:(2023 subject to change) Click here to view 

NOTE: Courses are subject to slight modification.

Race Start

The 2023 Covenant Health Knoxville Half Marathon is scheduled for 7:30 am on Sunday, April 2.


The 2023 half marathon course is USATF Certified – #TN19005MS


All races (except the Covenant Kids Run) will be timed using a chip timing system. The timing chips will be attached to the bibs for marathon, half marathon, relay, and 5K participants.

FinisherPix is proud to be the Official Photographer of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. They will post 2023 race photos a couple of days after the race. BACK FOR 2023! Race photos will be provided to the participants FREE OF CHARGE!

All participants in every race will receive a top-quality t-shirt.

Goody Bags
All participants in every race will receive a goody bag at the Clayton Health and Fitness Expo.

Party Boys DJ Show will be at the start, finish, and at several on-course locations providing the musical motivation to keep you moving.

For every year of the CHKM, Party Boys has provided much-needed energy to the runners and spectators and helped make this feel like a celebration as much as a race. Look forward to them being out there for you again this year!

We will have over 20 great musical acts lined up all over the course! Dante Music Entertainment has recruited and coordinated live musical acts that will give you a feel for locally grown music and they’ll keep you moving.

Course maps, elevation profiles, and course descriptions are in the race information for each specific race.

Finishers in all events will receive a finisher’s medal!


We will provide English Mountain Water, Gatorade, and GU on the 2023 CHKM Course.

Post-Race Activities

We are still working on plans for the 2023 Post-Race. Please check back!


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


The half marathon will be timed by the Knoxville Track Club using a chip timing system.


We will have port-a-johns available at the start line, the finish area, and at several places along the route.

Medical Support

Experts from Covenant Therapy Centers and the Knoxville Fire Department will coordinate medical support for the 2023 CHKM.

Event Alert System

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon uses an Event Alert System for race day. Click here for more information about the EAS.

Post Race Injury Clinics

Particulars for the Post-Race Injury Clinics are still in the works. Stay tuned!

Fittest Company Challenlge

If you are with a Knoxville area company and your company is participating in the Fittest Company Challenge, be sure to include your company name on your entry form. That way, your participation will count toward the Fittest Company Challenge – determined by which company’s employees (and immediate household family members of employees) complete the most combined miles on race day. Each participant in the half marathon earns 13.1 points (1 point per mile run.)