UPDATE Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017:

Republican candidate for Governor, Randy Boyd, has completed his 537.3 mile run across the entire length of Tennessee.

Boyd started his run on the TN/VA state line in Bristol on Aug. 2. He finished the campaign run Tuesday marking exactly one year from the day of the 2018 gubernatorial general election.

"We set out on this run to get to know the people and priorities of our great state in a slow and steady way," Boyd said.

Boyd made dozens of campaign events and stops as he moved across the state during his run. He collected support and endorsements from more than 110 Tennessee mayors.

Boyd has served in Governor Bill Haslam’s cabinet as the state Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, where he helped create the state’s Drive to 55 workforce development initiative, and the tnAchieves and Tennessee Promise scholarship program to help young people go to college.

ORIGINAL STORY Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017:

Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd is lacing up his tennis shoes and running across the state he hopes to lead.

In February, Boyd announced his Republican candidacy for Governor. The #RunWithRandy campaign was inspired by Boyd’s love of the sport and promoting a healthier Tennessee.

RELATED: Randy Boyd announces 2018 run for Governor

On Sunday, Boyd’s run winded around the city. He started at the Knoxville Zoo then ran through downtown Knoxville and The University of Tennessee.

The 537.3 mile run started in Bristol and will end in Memphis. He plans to visit all 95 counties, where he will visit with locals to learn about what they want for the state.

A longtime businessman in the city of Knoxville, he is the founder and chairman of Radio Systems Corporation, the owner of the Tennessee Smokies Baseball team and the Johnson City Cardinals.

RELATED: Inside TN: Randy Boyd Part 1

Boyd recently served in Governor Bill Haslam’s cabinet as the state Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, where he helped create the state’s Drive to 55 workforce development initiative, and the tnAchieves and Tennessee Promise scholarship program to help young people go to college.

RELATED: Inside TN: Randy Boyd Part 2