KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — As the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon approaches, organizers are seeking volunteers for the April 1-2 races.

“In Knoxville, our neighbors are always willing to help each other,” Race Director Jason Altman said. “We are looking for volunteers to help the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon run smoothly. While running the races is a rush, helping these athletes get around and run the race is just as fulfilling and fun.”

The two-day event has several volunteer opportunities and officials are especially looking for people to volunteer at the Clayton Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday, at the finish line for all races, and at water stations on Sunday.

“East Tennessee is known for its volunteer spirit,” Altman said. “And it’s our people – helping, cheering on and uplifting others – who make the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon memorable for those who participate.”

There are also volunteer opportunities available on March 31 to help prepare for the races on April 1- 2.

People can sign up to volunteer in groups or individually. To sign up visit Volunteers can choose the day, time and task they want.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated with information for the 2023 race weekend.