We have something for everyone, with 6 different events:
Marathon (26.2 miles)
2-Person Relay (note: the first leg is approximately 12.8 miles, with the second leg 13.4 miles)
4-Person Relay (note: the first two legs are 6.3 and 6.5 miles respectively, the third 7.5 miles and the final leg is 5.9 miles)
Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
5k (3.1 miles)
Covenant Kids Run (1 mile fun run)Runners and walkers are welcome in all events!
Start area is in Downtown Knoxville on the Clinch Ave bridge, just outside the Knoxville Convention Center, near the intersection with Henley Street.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Covenant Health 5K: 7:00 pm
There is no charge to use RaceJoy as the interactive race day features are provided as part of your race day experience. Please visit the the Knoxville Marathon RaceJoy page for more information. Click Here
FinisherPix is proud to be the Official Photographer of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. They will post 2017 race photos a couple of days after the race.
All participants in every race will receive a top-quality t-shirt.
All participants in every race will receive a goody bag filled with all sorts of fun and cool swag.
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 25 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. Click here to view the 2017 bands and their locations.
The Pilot Flying J Post-Race Party will be held immediately after you finish, just steps from the finish line, inside the concourse of Neyland Stadium, the site of the finish. The celebration will feature food, beverages, live music, and awards.
Course maps, elevation profiles, and course descriptions are in the race information for each specific race.
The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon has an Event Alert System for race day. Click here to learn more about the EAS.
Covenant Therapy Centers is proud to offer FREE Post Race Injury Clinics! If you have aches and pains after the race, be sure and be checked out by a Covenant Therapy Center sports injury professional.
We are organizing pace groups to help get you to the finish line. We will have pace groups led by experienced runners for paces ranging from from 3 hours to 6 hours.
*If you are interested in leading a pace group, please contact us in the marathon office.
Marathon, Half Marathon, and Relay award ceremonies will be held on Sunday after the races, just outside Gate 21 at Neyland Stadium. The Covenant Health 5K award ceremony will take place on Saturday night at 8 pm, outside of Gate 21.
$10,000 in cash will be awarded to top male and female athletes in the both the marathon and half marathon. The specific cash award breakdown is as follows:
|Total cash purse||$10,000|
|Marathon ($7400)||Half ($2600)|
|No Double Dipping. (Combining of cash awards is not allowed.)
(For instance, if the 3rd overall male marathon finisher is also a masters runner, then he would receive prize money for the 3rd overall finish only)Any athlete receiving $600 or more dollars will be required to complete a W-9 before receiving payment. Taxes may be withheld for non-U.S. residents, per the IRS publication 515 regarding Taxation of Foreign Resident Aliens. All prize monies will be mailed within two weeks of the event once the race results have been deemed official.We reserve the right to drug test all prize money winners after the race but before issuing any prize money.
Covenant Kids Run Awards: