Race Weekend

Schedule of Events

Saturday, April 1
9:00 am – Clayton Health and Fitness Expo Opens
5:30 pm – Covenant Kids Run Starts
7:00 pm – Covenant Health 5K Starts
8:00 pm – Clayton Health and Fitness Expo Closes

Sunday, April 2
7:27 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
3:00 pm – Finish Line Festival Closes at World’s Fair Park

Award Ceremonies (to be held on the main stage at World’s Fair Park)

Saturday, April 1
8:30 pm – 5K Award Ceremony

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

Packet Pickup

The Clayton 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.

Clayton Health & Fitness Expo Hours
Saturday, April 1
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

World’s Fair Exhibition Hall
935 World’s Fair Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902

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 Clayton 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.

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.
– 11th St Parking Garage (at the corner of Clinch Ave and 11th St) – this lot is one block from the start line and one block 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 Post-Race Party

The Pilot Post-Race Party will return in 2023! Stay tuned for more details!