Volunteers & Spectators

Be part of Knoxville’s own world-class athletic event! We’ll need tons of volunteers to set up and staff Aid (water) Stations, be course marshals, work the Expo and offer support to runners at the Start, Finish, and other parts of the course. We have fun and exciting opportunities for everyone!

Sign up with friends, family, co-workers, schools, churches, nonprofit groups, or any other group of people. You can work together and have fun while supporting this great athletic achievement.

Volunteer Registration for 2019 will open this fall. Stay tuned!

Best Spots to Watch

Start Line – All events start on the Clinch Avenue Bridge, so you will be able to see your friend start. Both the marathon and half-marathon courses will come through one block away (at the corner of World’s Fair Park Drive and Clinch Ave) at mile 12.5. Marathoners will then come back through the start line at mile 25.5. The start line is just half of a mile from Neyland Stadium, so you could see your loved one start and finish easily!

Western Plaza – Located at the 4400 block of Kingston Pike, Western Plaza has long been a hot spot for full and half-marathon spectators. This location is a great place to see triumphant faces of participants who have just conquered “The Hill” at Noelton Drive. With live bands, a water stop sponsored by Runners Market, and rowdy fans, this location is one of the favorites among runners and spectators alike!

Tyson Park – Located just off of Cumberland Avenue, you’ll see runners and walkers come through this area as they travel down Third Creek Greenway.

Caswell Park – Located in the beautiful Parkridge neighborhood, Caswell Park is a great location to spot marathoners as they travel near the 16th mile.

Island Home – Island Home has won “Best Neighborhood” for several years. This is approximately miles 21-23, so the marathoners need your support!

Finish Line – Spectators can access the stadium and view runners finish from the stands (NOTE: Spectators are NOT allowed on the field). Spectators can enter Neyland Stadium via gate 21, then they can sit in the stands. Just follow the signs once you get to Gate 21. We recommend parking in the G10 parking garage, located just off of Neyland Drive.