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Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon

Save the date!

The 18th annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon will be held April 1-2, 2023. We’ll be back on the Clinch Avenue bridge with a stunning start at the Sunsphere and race courses that showcase the beauty of East Tennessee in the spring. More information is available at

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 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. Our hope is that the marathon will increase community awareness of the many benefits of regular exercise and motivate people to pursue more active and healthier lifestyles.

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon includes a 26.2-mile marathon, 13.1-mile half marathon, four-person marathon relay, two-person marathon relay, 5K run and one-mile fun run for children age 12 and younger.

The Covenant Kids Run is more than just a race day event. It’s a whole program that encourages kids to log mileage, completing the equivalent of a 26.2-mile marathon in three months’ time. Learn more about the Covenant Kids Run by clicking here.  

Proceeds from the marathon benefit the Knoxville Track Club youth athletic program as well as Covenant Health’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 race events in the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. 

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon has grown to become the largest competitive road race in East Tennessee. Register today and we’ll see you at the Start line for your big Finish at World’s Fair Park!