Race Weekend

Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 24, 2018
7:45 am – Fleet Feet Group Run with Bill Rodgers – World’s Fair Park
9:00 am – Health and Fitness Expo Opens
11:00 am – Chris Gillespie, TEAM 413, Book Signing at Expo Stage
12:30 pm – Paul Erway, 50 Ability Marathons, Book Signing at Expo Stage
2 :00 pm – Bill Rodgers Book Signing at Expo Stage
4:00 pm – Bill Rodgers Speaks at Expo Stage
5:30 pm – Covenant Kids Run
7:00 pm – Covenant Health 5K
8:00 pm – Health and Fitness Expo Closes

Sunday, March 25, 2018
7:23 am – Start time for Wheelchair and Handcycle Participants
7:30 am – Start time for Marathon, Half Marathon, 4-Person Relay & 2-Person Relay
2:30 pm – Marathon course closes

Award Ceremonies (to be held at Neyland Stadium, outside Gate 21)
Saturday, March 24
8:00 pm – 5K Award Ceremony

Sunday, March 25
10:30 am – Half Marathon awards
12:30 pm – 4-Person Relay awards & 2-Person Relay awards & Marathon awards

Packet Pickup

The Knoxville Marathon Health & Fitness Expo will be a fun, high-energy event that features exhibitors of running and fitness apparel, shoes, and other supplies, as well as other products and services in fitness, sports, and nutrition. We will also have exhibitors in other areas of interest to our participants, families, and friends.

Health & Fitness Expo Hours
Saturday, March 24, 2018
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Knoxville Convention Center – Exhibit Hall B
701 Henley St. Knoxville, TN 37901

If you are interested in being an exhibitor, please see the Exhibitor Information page.

All race participants must visit the Expo during scheduled hours to obtain their official race packet containing the race number bib, timing chip, race shirt, goody bag and other instructions.

The Health & Fitness Expo is the first major event of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon weekend.

Race Day Parking

All of the races will start on on the Clinch Ave. bridge, in front of the main entrance to the Knoxville Convention Center. NOTE: This is the same location as last year.

701 Henley St., Knoxville, TN 37901

The race start is within walking distance of our four host hotels. But, for those who will need to drive, plenty of parking is available. Some of the options are:
– Park in one of the City-owned lots (parking free on weekends)
– You may also park in one of several lots owned by the University of Tennessee:
– Lot G10: Just out the gate after you finish in Neyland Stadium
– 11th St Parking Garage (at the corner of Clinch Ave and 11th St) – this lot is 1 block from the start line and a 5 min walk from the finish.
– Click UTK Maps for a link to UT Parking Maps but note that parking is only available in the lots described above.

Pilot Flying J Post-Race Party

The awesome Pilot Flying J Post-Race Party will be held inside the concourse of Neyland Stadium, just steps from the finish line! The celebration will feature food, beverages, live music, and award ceremonies. After you finish the relay, half marathon or full marathon, join us to relax and recover at the Pilot Flying J Post-Race Party!