Race Weekend

Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 30, 2019
9:00 am – Health and Fitness Expo Opens
3:00 pm – Featured Expo Speaker – Rob Jones
5:30 pm – Covenant Kids Run Starts
7:00 pm – Covenant Health 5K Starts
7:00 pm – Calhoun’s Beer Truck Opens for Service at World’s Fair Park
7:30 pm – Dave Landeo and Tod Sheley – Live Music on Stage at WFP
8:00 pm – Health and Fitness Expo Closes
9:30 pm – Calhoun’s Stops Beer Sales
10:00 pm – Finish Line Festival Closes at World’s Fair Park

Sunday, March 31, 2019
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
9:00 am – Dave Landeo and the Sol Beats – Live Music on Stage at WFP
10:00 am – Calhoun’s Beer Truck Opens for Service at World’s Fair Park
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, March 30

8:00 pm – 5K Award Ceremony

Sunday, March 31
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 30, 2019
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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

Featured Expo Speaker – Rob Jones – 3 pm on Saturday, March 30

Rob Jones was serving in Afghanistan in 2010 when he was wounded in action by a land mine. The injury resulted in a left knee dis-articulation and a right above knee amputation of his legs. He was fitted with prosthetics at Walter Reed, and then began rowing, biking, and running. In 2017, he completed his goal of running 31 marathons in 31 cities in 31 days. Click here for more information on Rob. Rob’s appearance is made possible by Prestige Cleaners, Prestige Tuxedo, and Eddie Mannis for Mayor.


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.
– 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 Flying J Post-Race Party

The awesome Pilot Flying J Post-Race Party will be held at World’s Fair Park, 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!