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.
Ready for 2020?
If you’d like to join us for the 2020 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, check here to know when registration is open! The marathon, half marathon, and relay races take place the last Sunday in March. The Covenant Kids Run and Covenant Health 5K are on Saturday that same weekend.
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 grounds of the historic Worlds Fair Park in downtown Knoxville.
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 hand cycling, which is one of the races in the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon.
Watch for more information soon about the official kick-off for the Covenant Kids Run. Kids can register at the Knoxville Zoo on the day of the kick-off, gain free admittance to the zoo, and run their first mile on a special course. Learn more about the Covenant Kids Run by clicking here.