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Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon prices to increase, group runs start in December

November 27, 2023

Registration fees for the 2024 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon races will increase at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 1. Those aspiring to participate are encouraged to take advantage of the current rates and seize the opportunity to start their race preparation with free group training runs, which kick off on Saturday, Dec. 2.

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon offers free group training runs weekly. All experience levels are welcome, and the events encourage comradery among race participants ahead of the marathon weekend in April.

“Now is the best time to sign up, save and start training for the 2024 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon,” race director Jason Altman said. “For the 20th annual event, we’re raising the bar for your running experience. Don’t miss this chance to register at a reduced cost and join free, weekly training opportunities to help you hit the ground running.”

The 2024 race weekend is set for April 6-7 in World’s Fair Park. Activities include the full and half marathons, relay races for teams of two or four people, 5K and the one-mile Covenant Kids Run. Race registration is open at

Price increases are as follows, effective Dec. 1: marathon, $105 to $115; half marathon, $90 to $100; two-person relay, $90 to $100; four-person relay, $65 to $75; 5K, $40 to $45; and Covenant Kids Run, $25 to $30.

The training runs, sponsored by Eddie’s Health Shoppe, ZenEvo Dark Chocolate and Tennessee Pre, are led by experienced runners and open to everyone, regardless of experience level. Starting Saturday, Dec. 2, at 8 a.m., pace groups will set out from the designated meeting spot and run mapped routes. Several distance options ranging from beginner to advanced are offered. Weekly training continues through March 30 prior to the race weekend in April. Location information and other training details are available at

“Get a head start on training and stay focused through the holidays with our free group training runs,” Altman said. “By registering today, you’re one step closer to improving your long-term health and connecting with a community that inspires, supports and celebrates your accomplishments. Let’s make every step count in 2024!”

Visit to learn more about the 2024 races and register.

About Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is a premier event organized by the Knoxville Track Club, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the encouragement of physical well-being through running, jogging, competitive road racing, race-walking, fun runs, cross-country and track and field.