Mike Marchant

Hall of Fame • Class of 2016

Mike is a KTC key volunteer whose contributions to the club span decades, starting with his involvement with the club in the 1980s.

He served on the Board of Directors for twelve years, including nine years in service as the club Treasurer. For eight years he served as Race Director for the venerable Wears Valley 15k and volunteered at countless other races.

In 1995 Mike was presented with the illustrious Ginny Canfield Memorial Service award, epitomizing the KTC volunteer who best represent the wonderful tradition of volunteerism that has made KTC so great for so many years.

In addition to his leadership and volunteer service contributions, Mike also participated in 28 marathons including the Boston Marathon. He logged a marathon PR of 3:01 at age 42. He was the overall winner in the Charlotte 50k race and a top ten finisher in each of the other three ultras he ran. Mike also placed first in the 50 and over age group three consecutive years in the Grandfather Mountain Marathon. He was a top ten finisher in the KTC Grand Prix and represented the club admirably in hundreds of KTC and regional races.

Mike is now retired after 25 years in nursing home administration with Hillcrest Medical Nursing Institute Inc. He still makes his home here in Knoxville.