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New course announced for Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon

November 27, 2018

Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, recently named best marathon in Tennessee by “Runner’s Goal,” will feature new courses and a new finish line in 2019.

Race officials have released the new course map for the 2019 marathon, marathon relay and half-marathon events. Courses for the 5K and Covenant Kids Run will be released after the start of the year.

“The new course map is posted on the website for runners anxious to review it,” Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Race Director Jason Altman said. “Most of the changes affect the second half of the marathon route, but we still visit all the scenic, iconic Knoxville neighborhoods that make this race special. Of course, all races this year will enjoy a new finish line in World’s Fair Park with a festive afterparty on the lawn with music, food trucks, beer and more.”

Race weekend takes place March 30-31, 2019, but now is the time to register and start training. Participants are encouraged to register online at by Friday, Nov. 30, before price increases on entry fees go into effect at 11:59 p.m. ET that night.

Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon 2019 course map

Current registration fees include $75 for the full marathon; $60 for the half-marathon and two-person relay; $45 for the four-person relay; $35 for the 5K; and $20 for the Covenant Kids Run. Participants can save up to $10 on each event by registering before Dec. 1.

“With the 2019 event only about four months away, we want to encourage people to set a goal, sign up and start getting ready for an amazing race weekend,” Altman said. “Whether you are participating in the full marathon or a 5K, register now. And to prepare, you can join us for group training runs starting in December through March 23.”

Group training runs begin Saturday, Dec. 1. Runners meet every Saturday at 8 a.m. at different locations in Knoxville. Weekly group runs are free, open to the public and require no preregistration. These training runs include pace groups and mileage options ranging from beginner to advanced.

Group runs are sponsored by Eddie’s Health Shoppe, Knoxville Performance Lab and ZenEvo Dark Chocolate. The group run schedule is available at

For more information and to register for the 2019 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon races, visit

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is a premier event organized by the Knoxville Track Club, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the encouragement of physical well-being through running and walking.