2015 Races Set for March 28 & 29
Mark your calendars for the 2015 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon set for Sunday, March 29. Registration is available at www.knoxvillemarathon.com after August 1, 2014. The Covenant Kids Run
will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015.
Covenant Health fitness expert Missy Kane, standing right, motivates people of all ages to improve their health by setting a goal to participate in one of the annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events. From walking the 13.1-mile half marathon to running the one-mile Covenant Kids Run, the weekend of races offer something for everyone. For many people, it's become an annual event. Runners pictured here ran the 2005 inaugural marathon and are still participating. From left, front row: Andrea Collins, Mont Lewis, Libby Overholt; back row: Larry Brede, Becky Tener, Mark Hudspeth and Joe Marti.
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.
New Grant Program Promotes Healthy Living
In 2014 the marathon is offering a grant program targeted at healthy living in East Tennessee. Proposals for funding up to $10,000 are due by July 31, 2014. Click here for additional information, grant criteria and application cover sheet. Grant Application
. Information is also available by calling the Knoxville Track Club at (865) 684-4294.