The Virtual Marathon
Below is the list of amenities that we have lined up for our virtual runners and walkers in the full marathon this fall.
Marathon – finisher medal, event shirt, goody bag, 1/4 zip finisher’s jacket, 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.
Virtual participants can pick up their packets at the World’s Fair Exhibition Hall (935 World’s Fair Park Drive) in Exhibit Hall 1 on
Saturday, November 7th: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, November 8th: 1 pm-5 pm
Masks will be required for picking up and social distancing measures will be observed. You may pickup for multiple people.
If you are a participant with a company or school, check with them if they will pick up for you.
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.
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
The real course used by the 2019 (and 2021) marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier.
USATF Certified – Certification #TN19006MS
We have an incredible amount of SWAG ready for our 2020 Virtual Marathon participants! They include: finisher medal, event shirt, goody bag, 1/4 zip finisher’s jacket (pictured below), 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)
Refreshments for the Virtual Event
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 by Dave Landeo on November 14 and November 15, both at 4 pm!
Marathon participants must be 18 years of age or older.
Timing for Virtual
You will run or walk your 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.
We would recommend lining up your virtual run or walk near a bathroom, just in case!
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!
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!
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
The Fittest Company Challenge continues with the Virtual Event!
Be sure and indicate your company in the “Employer” dropdown menu during registration. Your team can win the “Fittest Company” competition – determined by which company’s employees complete the most combined miles during the virtual race period.
Pace teams will return in 2021!