The marathon course has been designed to show-off Knoxville and run through several of its fine neighborhoods. We know that this year, the neighborhoods along the route are planning some great support.
2021 turn-by-turn course description: Click here to view
2021 course map: Click here to view
2021 Course profile: Click here to view
NOTE: Courses are subject to slight modification.
The 2021 Covenant Health Knoxville Half Marathon is scheduled for 7:30 am on Sunday, October 3.
The 2021 course is a Boston Marathon qualifier.
USATF Certified – Certification #TN19006MS
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 2021 race photos a couple of days after the race. BACK FOR 2021! Race photos will be provided to the participants FREE OF CHARGE!
All participants in every race will receive a top-quality t-shirt.
Marathon Finisher Items
All 2021 Marathon Finishers will receive a finisher beanie and finisher gloves! They’ll come in handy after the race as you head into winter and training for next spring!
All participants in every race will receive a goody bag at the 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 30 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.
We will provide Mountain Valley Spring Water, sports drink, and GU on the 2021 CHKM Course.
We are still working on plans for the 2021 Post-Race. Please check back!
Marathon participants must be 18 years of age or older.
The 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.
Experts from Covenant Therapy Centers and the Knoxville Fire Department will coordinate medical support for the 2021 CHKM.
Post Race Injury Clinics
Particulars for the Post-Race Injury Clinics are still in the works. Stay tuned!
Event Alert System
The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon will use an Event Alert System for race day in 2021. Click here for more information about the EAS.
Fittest Company Challenge
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 marathon earns 26.2 points (1 point per mile run.)
Pace teams will return in 2021! Stay tuned for more information!