March 30, 2014 - Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, 5k, Kids fun run
2 Person Relay
The 2-person Relay is your chance to join up with a friend and take on the 26.2 mile marathon course through scenic Knoxville as a team. The two person relay offers folks who want to do approximately a half marathon the opportunity to team up with a partner and choose the first half or the second half of the marathon course. Adding to the fun and intrigue, families can compete in several new categories including Father/Son, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, Mother/Daughter, Husband/Wife, or Sibling categories.
NOTE: The first leg of the 2-person relay is 12.8 miles. The second leg is 13.4 miles.
2013 Turn-by-turn course description (2014 subject to change): 2013 Course Description
2013 Course map (2014 subject to change): 2013 Marathon Course Map
Course profile: Course profile
Race start time: 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014.
The first relay participant will complete his or her part of the course and then pass their slap bracelet to the next member of the team, with the 2nd runner crossing the finish line. The team will receive one time and be racing against other 2 Person Relay teams only. (NOTE: If the first person wishes to cross the 50 Yard line finish with their partner, they can wait outside Gate 25 and enter the stadium with their partner and finish together).
Amenities: All Relay participants will receive a t-shirt and goody bag at the Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday, March 29. MANDATORY Packet Pick-up will be held at the Knoxville Convention and Exhibition Center, site of the Health & Fitness Expo. NOTE: There is NO Race Day Packet Pick-up.
Refreshment: The marathon relay course will feature 18 runner refreshment stations. Each station will feature Powerade and Mountain Valley Spring Water. There will also be four gel stations, at approximately the 6.3, 16, 21, and 23 mile marks.
Restrictions: The team must be able to complete the course, whether running or walking, in 7 hours. The course will be rolled-up at a 16 min/mile pace. At a pace slower than this, you will need to move to the sidewalks and proceed toward the finish. The finish line will remain open for 7 hours.
Timing: This year's relay will be timed using a chip timing system.
Portable Toilets: On course, we will have plenty of portable toilets. They will be near (but not right next to) every water station. There will be 5 at each of the first 6 water stations, 4 at each of the next 9 water stations, and 2 at each of the final 3 water stations on course. There will also be plenty available at the start, on both the concourse of the Knoxville Convention Center and the concourse of the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park.
Event Alert System: The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon has an Event Alert System. Click here for more information about the EAS.