Preparations underway for Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon

Preparations underway for Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon this weekend


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Preparations are underway for the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon this weekend, including road closures and last minute registrations.

The Marathon, Half-Marathon, 4 Person Relay and 2 Person Relay begin at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, while the 5K begins at 7:45 a.m.

Tickets are no longer available online, but are available in person. More information can be found online.

Full list of road closures:

  • World's Fair Park Drive: Closed from the start of race until half marathon passes from 11th Street. Then closure is moved to south of parking lot beside the Museum of Art
  • Clinch Avenue Bridge from Henley Street to 11th Street: Closed entire time of the Marathon
  • Clinch Avenue: Closes at the start of marathon, 5k, and kids walk from 11th St. to 16th St.
  • 16th Street: Closes at the start of marathon, 5k, and kids walk from Clinch to Cumberland
  • Volunteer Boulevard Eastbound lanes: Closed for marathon and 5k all the way back to UT Drive on the West end
  • Lake Loudon Boulevard: South bound lanes of Lake Loudon Blvd closed from Volunteer Blvd to Neyland Dr for marathon
  • Neyland Drive: East bound lanes closed for marathon from Lake Loudon to Kingston Pike
  • Kingston Pike: The eastbound lane closed, traffic will be made two-way in the West bound lanes
  • Cherokee Boulevard: Southbound lanes closed
  • Blows Ferry: Right lane or westbound lanes of Blows Ferry closed
  • Alta Vista Way: Right lane or northbound lane of Alta Vista Way closed.
  • Noelton: Right lane closed (towards Kingston Pike closed from Alta Vista Way to Kingston
  • Pike).
  • Kingston Pike: Right lane closed on westbound Kingston Pike from Noelton to Forest Park.
  • Forest Park: Right lane northbound closed from Kingston Pike to Newcom.
  • Newcom: Road closed both end from Forest Park to Lebanon
  • Lebanon: Road-closed at Sutherland Avenue to Newcom
  • Tyson Park: Road closed at Kingston Pike entrance and road close sign inside Tyson Park at the 129 overhead.
  • Cumberland Avenue: Right westbound curb lane of Cumberland Avenue from 21st to Tyson Park.
  • 21st Street: Full closure from Forest Avenue to Cumberland Avenue.
  • Forest Avenue: Full closure from 17th Street to 21st Street, continue closure from 17th east to 13th.
  • Highland Avenue: Eastbound lanes of Highland from 11th to 13th closed.
  • World's Fair Park Drive: Closing on the North end by Fort Kid (other end already closed)
  • Broadway: Right lane closed from World's Fair Park to Central Avenue.
  • Central Avenue: Southbound right lane closed from Broadway to 3rd Avenue.
  • Central Avenue: Northbound right lane from Magnolia Ave to 4th Avenue closed.
  • Winona: Northbound lanes closed from Magnolia to Woodbine.
  • Woodbine: Both ends closed from Winona to Bertrand, Local traffic only
  • Patton: Road closed, signs on both ends between Jackson and Willow.
  • Jackson Avenue: Eastbound lane from Patton to Central, cones approximately 6-8 ft off curb to give runners a lane (runners in eastbound lanes behind the cones).
  • Central Avenue: Southbound lane closed from Jackson Avenue to Cumberland at S. Central.
  • State Street: East curb in the right northbound lane (runners have a lane behind the cones)
  • Hill Avenue: Closure for eastbound Hill Avenue to James White Parkway southbound entrance ramp starting at Gay Street
  • Sevier Avenue: Right lane closed from James White Parkway to Island Home Avenue with cones continued approximately 8 feet from curb on Sevier Avenue
  • Island Home Avenue: Complete closure from Sevier to Maplewood. Westbound traffic will be force to use Hillwood Drive.
  • Sevier Avenue: Cones 6-8 ft from westbound curb to allow runners to use. From Island Home to Gay Street. Runners will use the east sidewalk across the Gay Street Bridge.
  • Gay Street: From Hill Avenue to Wall, northbound right lane of Gay Street  closed.
  • Market Street: Entire Market Street from Union to Church closed
  • Church Street: Closure westbound right lane from Market to Locust
  • Estabrook Road: Entire road closed from Cumberland to Gate 25
  • Cumberland Avenue: South curb in the eastbound Cumberland Avenue from Philip Fulmer Way to Estabrook
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