Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
3.8
(5 Ratings)  (5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.2
SCENERY
3.8
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
3.6
The Knoxville Marathon is the premier event of the Knoxville Track Club (KTC), a 501c(3) nonprofit located in Knoxville, TN. The event is produced by the KTC, with the help of the City of Knoxville, the University of Tennessee, and the title sponsor, Covenant Health. The Knoxville Track Club is … MORE
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    venu.vegesana FIRST-TIMER '22

    beautiful city and mid sized race. Easy packet pickup at convention center and good no of business and counters on race course etc. Easy near by parking on city garages … MORE

    beautiful city and mid sized race.
    Easy packet pickup at convention center and good no of business and counters on race course etc.
    Easy near by parking on city garages free
    7.30 start and runners can stand inside convention center before start
    first few miles around UT and then into beautiful neighborhoods before heading into downtown in last few miles.
    The course is hilly but enjoyable with local support.
    Good post race party with lots of food inside and beer.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    rsharp REPEAT RUNNER '21

    I'm local, so I love this one. It's a fairly hilly course that takes you through the University of Tennessee campus, past Neyland Stadium, along the river, through some beautiful … MORE

    I’m local, so I love this one. It’s a fairly hilly course that takes you through the University of Tennessee campus, past Neyland Stadium, along the river, through some beautiful neighborhoods, and along the greenway. It finishes in World’s Fair Park beneath the Sun Sphere. There is usually great crowd support, with lots of signs, folks dressed up, music performances, etc. You can pretty much guarantee you’ll hear “Rocky Top” at some point along the course. I think it’s a right of passage in Knoxville.

    The swag is nice, pretty typical of a half marathon, with a tee shirt (some years have been cotton, others have been performance material) and medal. Post race there is food for finishers, but also food-truck type options in the park. Free finish line photos included, and pre-covid they included a Finish Line video, which was neat.

    Parking is fairly easy even though the race starts downtown. There are lots of free garages nearby.

    I would add this one to your list, and it would be a good TN race if you need one. I’ll run it every year, certainly.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    lowellscott1960 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    They held a contest to see which neighborhood had the best cheering squad, so some of these went all out! Very nice city to run in. Somehow I managed to … MORE

    They held a contest to see which neighborhood had the best cheering squad, so some of these went all out! Very nice city to run in. Somehow I managed to miss where they were handing out race shirts at the end and they actually mailed one to me for free! I thought that was pretty decent attention to detail. We stayed right next door to the park where the race was to be held so that made it super easy to just walk out the door to the race. The course is kinda hilly and there is everything from decayed industrial to some of the nicest homes in the city. Overall a very nice race to run to get you charged up for the spring running season.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    micheleruns REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Rough course but the cheering on the half is great! I wouldn’t recommend it for a first half but I am a local so it’s an easy one to travel … MORE

    Rough course but the cheering on the half is great!
    I wouldn’t recommend it for a first half but I am a local so it’s an easy one to travel for 🙂 I’ve ran it 8 times

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    sandtar79 FIRST-TIMER '11

    If I would have done some research on this one, I would have known about all of the hills! I was definitely not prepared. The course ran through some beautiful … MORE

    If I would have done some research on this one, I would have known about all of the hills! I was definitely not prepared. The course ran through some beautiful parts of town. The Tennessee hospitality was great and the expo was easy to navigate.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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