March 30, 2014 - Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, 5k, Kids fun run
The Half-Marathon course is 13.1 miles long and travels through scenic Knoxville, TN. The course goes through many of Knoxville's beautiful neighborhoods.
2013 turn-by-turn course description (2014 subject to change): 2013 Course Description
2013 course map (2014 subject to change): 2013 Half Marathon Map
2013 Course profile (2014 subject to change): Course profile
Race Start: 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014
Very important: At about 9:45 (2 hours and 15 minutes after race start) we will ask that remaining half-marathon participants stay to the right side of the tunnel into Neyland Stadium and in the finish chute so that the runners in the marathon will be able to run on the left. This is for everyone's safety, so please keep this in mind. There will be volunteers to remind you. Thank you!
Certification: USATF Certified - #TN08014MS
Amenities: All Half Marathon participants will receive a technical t-shirt and goody bag at the Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday, April 6. NOTE: Mandatory Packet-Pickup is at the Health & Fitness Expo; there is NO Race Day Packet Pickup. Half-Marathon finishers will also receive a finishers' medal and postrace refreshments at the Pilot Flying J Post Race Party at Neyland Stadium.
Live Music We have 20 great musical acts lined-up all over the marathon course! Dante Music Entertainment has recruited and coordinated live musical acts that will give you a feel for locally grown music and they'll keep you moving. To see who will perform and their locations, click here.
Restrictions: Half Marathon participants must be 12 years of age or older. We recommend you be able to complete the course, whether running or walking, in 3.5 hours. The course will be rolled-up at a 16 min/mile pace. At a pace slower than than this, you will need to move to the sidewalk if you wish to proceed. The half marathon finish line, however, will remain open for 7 hours (the duration of the full marathon). If you finish in more than 3.5 hours, you will still receive a medal and refreshments at the Pilot Flying J Post Race Party. We simply advise that you move to the sidewalks as the roads will become open to normal traffic at the 16 min/mile pace.
Timing: The half marathon will be timed using a chip timing system. The chip will generate a net time for you personally in addition to your gun time. (NOTE: Awards are based off of gun time.)
Portable Toilets 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 and then 4 at each of the remaining water stations thereafter. There will also be plenty available at the start, on both the concourse at 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. For more information about the EAS, please click here.
Teams can be any groups of people who want to add this designation (for free!) to their registration. Encourage others you know to join you in the race...coworkers, classmates, family, military, friends, etc. are all great ideas for teams. If you register as a team with coworkers, your team can also win the "Fittest Company" competition - determined by which company's employees complete the most combined miles on race day.