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Dogwood Arts Festival Health Events

Covenant Health Adds Bloom of Good Health to Festival

Covenant Health is proud to be the official Health & Fitness Sponsor of the Dogwood Arts Festival.  It’s an ideal time to promote fitness in the community.  From walks and runs to hikes and bike rides, there are many ways to be happily fit and active as you enjoy our famous festival.   This year’s events include Dogwood Trail bike rides, community health screenings and one mile footraces.  All of the events are open to the public and many are free.


Dogwood Walking Trails

Celebrate spring with an invigorating walk on a Dogwood Walking Trail.  The trails offer miles of walking and jogging paths through some of our most scenic gardens, neighborhoods, landscapes and natural woodlands.   Each is unique in its own way but all promise spectacular blooms and dogwood trees. 

For a list of the trails, click here.

Wildlife Walk With Missy Kane

Covenant Health fitness advocate Missy Kane and a wildlife expert will lead a 3 to 5 mile hike through the picturesque Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge! Meet at Kodak and Kelly Lane Entrance, Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge, take I-40 East to Exit #402, Midway Rd. and follow signs.
April 17 at 11 a.m.


Botanical Photography Walk with Missy Kane

Flora and fauna abound at the gorgeous Knoxville Botanical Gardens! Be sure to bring your camera. Meet at main entrance, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, 2743 Wimpole Avenue.
April 24 at 11 a.m.

Covenant Health Dogwood Mile

A fast, fun and flat run down and back up Gay Street.  Kids Fun Run at 6 p.m. on Gay Street just before Dogwood Parade on April 27, 2012.  Adult races after parade.  To register, go to


Bikes and Blooms – Ride a Dogwood Trail on your bicycle—it’s a lean and green way to enjoy nature’s springtime beauty.  You can take a self-guided ride on any of the trails and maps are available at   You can also join us for organized bike rides.  Helmets are required and free bike safety checks will be provided. 

-Springbrook Park Greenway in Alcoa on April 28 at 9 a.m. (Meet at the Springbrook Recreation Center)
-Ijams Center/Island Home on April 29 at 2 p.m. (Meet at visitor center)


For more information about any of the Dogwood Arts Health & Fitness events, contact Covenant Health at 541-4500 or visit




Covenant Health and its founding hospitals have been promoting healthful walking and fitness in East Tennessee since 1983.  
Walking is great exercise and can improve your health. 
Covenant Health offers scheduled walking events and other wellness activities throughout the year. For more information, call us at 865-541-4500.

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100 Fort Sanders West Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 374-1000