Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon
Covenant Health is proud to serve as the title sponsor of the Knoxville Marathon. Our sponsorship reflects Covenant Health’s mission to improve the health and quality of life in East Tennessee.
From the inaugural marathon in 2005 to today, Covenant Health's sports medicine specialists, physical therapists, exercise physiologists, and fitness professionals help thousands of runners and walkers train and prepare for the event. Our hope is that the marathon will increase community awareness of the many benefits of regular exercise and motivate people to pursue active and healthier lifestyles.
The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon includes a 26.2-mile marathon, 13.1-mile half-marathon, four-person marathon relay, 5K run and one-mile fun run for children 12 and under. Participation in the event over six years has doubled, growing from 2,900 total registered runners in 2005 to nearly 7,000 in 2011.
Covenant Health Extends Marathon Run
In June 2010, officials announced that Covenant Health will continue its support of East Tennessee’s largest road race by sponsoring the marathon for the next three years.
“We are very pleased to continue our sponsorship of an event that promotes individual fitness among children and adults and a healthier community overall,” said Tony Spezia, president and CEO of Covenant Health. “As East Tennessee’s largest health system, Covenant Health is committed to providing programs to improve the health and quality of life in East Tennessee, and our marathon sponsorship supports this mission.”