Registration is now open for 2014
The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon celebrates its 10th anniversary Sunday, March 30, 2014. Registration is now available at www.knoxvillemarathon.com. The Covenant Kids Run
will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Covenant Health fitness expert Missy Kane, standing right, poses with seven of the 20 runners who have participated in all nine Covenant Health Knoxville Marathons. The runners, who all plan to run in the 10th annual marathon next March are, from left, front row: Andrea Collins, Mont Lewis, Libby Overholt; back row: Larry Brede, Becky Tener, Mark Hudspeth and Joe Marti.
In recognition of the 10th anniversary event, everyone who registers during the first 10 days of August 2013 will receive a $10 discount off the fee for the full and half marathons, 2- and 4-person relays or 5k. The fee for the kids run is $10 through Aug. 10.
The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon has grown to become the largest competitive road race in East Tennessee. As in previous years, all races will have an exciting finish on the 50-yard line inside Neyland Stadium. For many, it is the thrill of seeing themselves on the JumboTron as they cross the finish line that inspires them to run the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon.
But participants may soon realize that the best reward is what they gain by the entire experience, according to Tony Spezia, president and CEO of Covenant Health.
“We can point with pride to many people who have been motivated by the marathon to start exercising and to improve their health,” Spezia said. “The event raises public awareness of the importance of physical fitness and supports our organization’s mission to improve the health and quality of life in our community.”
Proceeds from the marathon benefit the Knoxville Track Club’s youth athletic program as well as Covenant’s Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center Innovative Recreation Cooperative (IRC), which encourages people with disabilities to pursue leisure and sports activities including handcycling, which is one of the races in the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon.
The Knoxville Track Club and Covenant Health will offer training programs for runners and walkers of all levels. Information about the training programs will be available at www.knoxvillemarathon.com and www.covenanthealth.com/marathon. Information is also available by calling the Knoxville Track Club at (865) 684-4294.