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Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon rescheduled for Nov. 14-15

The marathon, originally scheduled for this weekend, was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The 16th annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon will now be run in the fall.

The weekend of events, originally scheduled for this weekend but postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, will now take place on November 14-15.

“As soon as we made the tough decision to postpone the 2020 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, our team and partners worked diligently with the City of Knoxville and other key partners to secure a new date,” said Jason Altman, race director of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. “This race inspires, motivates and transforms lives, and we are glad participants and supporters still have the opportunity to experience East Tennessee’s largest competitive road race later this year. We can’t wait to see everyone at the start line in November.”

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The Covenant Kids Run is now scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14. The marathon, half marathon and relay events start at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, with the 5K race beginning at 7:45 a.m. 

The weekend also will include the Health & Fitness Expo and a post-race celebration for all runners, volunteers and spectators.

If you are already registered for the race, you have four options: 

•    Participate in the event on Nov. 14-15.

•    Defer entry to the 2021 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon at no charge.

•    Receive a refund for the registration fee. 

•    Donate the registration fee to the Knoxville Track Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Registered participants will be contacted by email with information on how to select one of those options.

If you aren't registered but want to, go to www.knoxvillemarathon.com.

“We appreciate the patience and understanding that both participants and supporters have shown during this time of uncertainty,” Covenant Health CEO Jim VanderSteeg said. “We look forward to seeing everyone in downtown Knoxville in November. In the meantime, we all are doing our part to keep our community safe and healthy, and we encourage everyone to continue their healthy habits and physical activity.”

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