2021 Knoxville Marathon moving to October

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The 17th Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon race weekend will take place Oct. 2-3 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and potential restrictions on public gatherings.

The Kids Run and 5K are scheduled for the evening at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. The marathon, half marathon, and relay events are set for 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3.

The in-person races will start at the Sunsphere on the Clinch Avenue Viaduct and end in World’s Fair Park, with various routes featuring downtown Knoxville, surrounding neighborhoods, and the University of Tennessee campus.

Virtual options also will be available for those who wish to participate remotely.

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