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Registration for 2017 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon opens Aug. 1

July 29, 2016

Runners encouraged to register by Aug. 13 for special discounts

On the weekend of April 1-2, 2017, the streets of Knoxville again will be filled with thousands of runners as the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon celebrates 13 years of successful competition. In recognition of the milestone, race organizers are offering discounted fees to runners who sign up during the first 13 days of registration.

“Through Aug. 13, runners registering for the full or half marathon, relay races or 5K will receive a $10 discount, and registration fees for the Kids Run will be reduced to $10,” said Jason Altman, race director for the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon.

“It’s our small way of celebrating the 13-year mark and thanking the runners who have helped the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon maintain its status as the largest competitive road race in East Tennessee.”

Leading the races of the 2016 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, runners take off from the start line in the early morning of April 3 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Leading the races of the 2016 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, runners take off from the start line in the early morning of April 3 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The Covenant Kids Run and Covenant Health 5K will take place Saturday, April 1. The marathon, half marathon and relay races are set for Sunday, April 2. All of the races start in downtown Knoxville and end on the 50-yard-line of Neyland Stadium at the University of Tennessee.

“Covenant Health is committed to improving the quality of life in our region through better health. The marathon helps us promote fitness and good health and has a positive impact on tourism and quality of life in East Tennessee,” said Jim VanderSteeg, Covenant Health president and CEO. “I am proud of our association with the Knoxville Track Club and very pleased that we are continuing to host the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon.”

For more information, visit www.knoxvillemarathon.com or call 865-684-4294.

About the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon

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, jogging, competitive road racing, racewalking, fun runs, cross-country and track and field.