March 30, 2014 - Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, 5k, Kids fun run
We have something for everyone, with 6 different events:
Marathon (26.2 miles)
2-Person Relay (note: the first leg is approximately 12.8 miles, with the second leg 13.4 miles)
4-Person Relay (note: the first two legs are 6.3 and 6.5 miles respectively, the third 7.5 miles and the final leg is 5.9 miles)
Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
5k (3.1 miles)
Covenant Kids Run (1 mile fun run)
Runners and walkers are welcome in all events!
The Marathon, 2-Person Relay, 4-Person Relay, Half-Marathon, and 5K will be held on Sunday, March 30, 2014. The marathon, relays, and half-marathon will start at 7:30 am, with the 5K beginning at 7:45 am. NOTE: The 2014 Covenant Kids Run will be held on Saturday, March 29, at 6:00 pm.
Start area is in Downtown Knoxville on the Clinch Ave bridge, just outside the Knoxville Convention Center, near the intersection with Henley Street.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Covenant Kids Run: 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Covenant Health Marathon, Relay, and Half Marathon: 7:30 am
Covenant Health 5k: 7:45 am
*All times are subject to slight modification if necessary.
All races (except the Covenant Kids Run) will be timed using a chip timing system. Please check back for more information regarding this year's timing system.
SportPhoto is proud to be the Official Photographer of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. 2013 photos are still available. Kids Run photos will be available via this link. Sunday races will be available via this link.
All participants in every race will receive a top-quality t-shirt.
All participants in every race will receive a goody bag filled with all sorts of fun and cool swag.
On Course Entertainment
Party Boys DJ Show will be at the start, finish, and at several on-course locations providing the musical motivation to keep you moving. For all seven years of the CHKM, Party Boys provided much-needed energy to the runners and spectators and helped make this feel like a celebration as much as a race. Look forward to them being out there for you again this year!
We will have 20 great musical acts lined-up all over the course! Dante Music Entertainment will recruit and coordinate live musical acts that will give you a feel for locally grown music and they'll keep you moving. To check out a list of performers from 2013 (to give you an idea what to expect in 2014) and their locations, click here.
Pilot Flying J Post Race Party
The awesome Pilot Flying J Post-Race Party will be held immediately after you finish, just steps from the finish line, inside the concourse of Neyland Stadium, the site of the finish. The celebration will feature food, beverages, live music, and awards.
Course maps, elevation profiles, and course descriptions are in the race information for each specific race.
Event Alert System
The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon has an Event Alert System for race day. Click here to learn more about the EAS.
Post Race Injury Clinics
Covenant Therapy Centers is proud to offer FREE Post Race Injury Clinics! If you have aches and pains after the race, be sure and be checked out by a Covenant Therapy Center sports injury professional.
To add to the excitement and fun, there are two different ways to participate in these events as a member of a team. There is the 2-Person Relay, where each person completes approximately half of the full marathon course. There there is the 4-Person Relay, in which each person completes approximately 1/4 of the marathon course and together, the team gets one time. Male, Female, and Co-Ed divisions are offered in the 4-Person Relay. Mother/Son, Father/Son, Husband/Wife, Father/Daughter, Mother/Daughter, and Siblings Catetories.
There is also the Team Competition of the marathon, half marathon, or 5k, where each person on a team completes the entire course individually, but the top 3 times on each team are combined for special team awards. Each person also still gets their own time and is eligible for individual awards and prizes like everyone else in the race. For this team competition, you may have as many people as you'd like on your team. Just choose a team captain and have that person sign-up your team name and then you can join that team.
Fittest Company Challenge sponsored by the Knoxville Chamber
The Fittest Company Challenge is a special contest for Knoxville-area organizations. For each employee who finishes a race, your company gets points (26.2, 13.1, 13.1, 6.55, or 3.1 for the marathon, half, 2-person relay, 4-person relay, and 5k, respectively.) All points are added together and the company with the most points wins the Fittest Company award. There are categories for small, medium, and large companies, as determined by number of employees listed in Knoxville Chamber Partnership's directory of area employers. Interested in having your company participate? Have your wellness or fitness director or someone else from your company contact us and we'll add you to the list. Just make sure your employees include your Employer Name on their registration forms.
We are organizing pace groups to help get you to the finish line. We will have pace groups led by experienced runners for paces ranging from from 3 hours to 6 hours.
*If you are interested in leading a pace group, please contact us in the marathon office.
$10,000 in cash will be awarded to top male and female athletes in the both the marathon and half marathon. The specific cash award breakdown is as follows:
Unique awards will be presented for both the marathon and half marathon as follows:
· Plaques will be awarded to the overall top five men and women.
· Plaques also will be awarded to the top three male and female masters (>39 years) and the top male and female finisher in each of the Grandmaster (>49 years) and Senior Grandmaster (>59 years) categories.
· Age group awards in the marathon will be presented to the top three finishers in the following categories for both male and female: <20, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79 and 80+.
Team awards will be presented to the top teams in Male, Female, and Co-Ed divisions.
· Age group awards in the half marathon will be presented to the top three finishers in the following categories for both male and female: <15, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+.
· Team awards will be presented to the top teams in Male, Female, and Co-Ed divisions.
· Plaques will be awarded to the overall top three men and women.
· Awards also will be awarded to the top three male and female masters (>39 years) and the top male and female finisher in each of the Grandmaster (>49 years) and Senior Grandmasters (>59 years) categories.
· Age group awards will presented to the top three finishers in the following categories for both men and women: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29,30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+.
Covenant Kids Run Awards:
Finishers’ medals will be presented to all Covenant Kids Run finishers. Kids who have completed the build-up program of 25.2 miles prior to race day will be presented with a special award when they present their completed mileage log at packet pickup at the Expo on Saturday, March 29.
Special packages available to qualified elite athletes in both the full and half marathon. Please contact our athlete coordinator to discuss elite athlete participation.