Knoxville Marathon Finish Line


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.

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 course is a Boston Marathon qualifier.
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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

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.


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

Post-Race Activities

We are still working on plans for the 2023 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.

Medical Support

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

Pace teams will return in 2023! Stay tuned for more information!