•We RunKNOX!•


The RunKNOX mission is to develop a bonded community of runners who achieve balanced, healthy lifestyles and reach individual potential through the support of group training and the guidance of experienced coaches. We strive to offer training for runners of all abilities, targeting races from the 5k to the marathon.

Have you been considering joining a training group, but don’t know where to start?

Are you ready to run your FIRST or FASTEST race?

Do you want the fun of a running group plus the guidance of experienced coaches?

The Knoxville Track Club’s RunKNOX program has you covered! Whether you’re new to running, targeting a personal record race performance, or just looking to log miles with friends, we have a space for you in one of our RunKNOX sessions.

What do you get?

• “The RunDOWN”, our weekly newsletter which outlines your training recommendations and provides educational insight into how to properly work to achieve your goals.

• Access to all RunKNOX Workouts: Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. at Tennessee Sports Medicine Group & Saturday mornings at various times/locations.

• Support of coaches and other participants, so you’ll never have to run alone.

• Please note that program shirts are not included in RunKNOX membership but can be purchased via the RunKNOX store at anytime.

What does it cost?

$10/week for Seasonal Sessions or $50/month for month-to-month (RunKNOX Alumni & current KTC Membership discounts available)

When does it start?

Start times are based on the specific program that you choose. Visit for more information.

KTC Safety Policy: KTC's mission is to encourage lifelong physical well-being through running and walking. That is accomplished through a variety of events and programming.

The Knoxville Track Club puts the safety of its participants, spectators, staff and volunteers first. Dangerous weather conditions pose a unique challenge to an event of any size, distance or location.

Therefore, KTC has adopted the following Inclement Weather Policy:

Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event, with special attention placed on the possibility of heavy rain, thunder and lightning, high winds, extreme temperatures and humidity. If necessary, athletes will be made aware of these conditions on Knoxville Track Club’s website (, as well as through other available means of communication such as e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and public address announcements.

The Executive Director and Race Director in consultation, when available, with law enforcement, fire/EMS, other medical officers and other officials, will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race. Possible changes include: Altering the start time, altering the course, or in extreme situations cancellation of the event. Visible lightning occurring within 30 minutes of the scheduled start will cause the race to be postponed for a minimum of 30 minutes. Additional sightings will continue to delay the race in 30-minute increments up to a maximum of 3 delays.

Race personnel reserve the right to delay, cancel, or suspend the race or modify the course due to inclement weather. As stated on registration and race pages, there are no refunds or transfers. Participants must abandon the race if ordered to do so by the race personnel, medical staff, fire/paramedics or police personnel.

RunKNOX Director: Scott Schmidt

Scott Schmidt is the Director of the RunKNOX program. He grew up in Middle Tennessee and moved to Knoxville in 1999 to attend the University of Tennessee. He received his bachelor's degree in Education (Exercise Science concentration) in 2003 and master's degree in Exercise Physiology in 2006. He works for the Department of Energy as an Exercise Physiologist, focusing on employee physical fitness testing, training, and wellness promotion. He and his wife, Angie, are extremely active in the Knoxville Track Club and received the 2013 Ginny Canfield Memorial Service Award in appreciation of their volunteer efforts.  Scott ran the 2007 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon to check "marathon" off of his bucket list. That "one and done" marathon has turned into 20, with the most recent being the 2016 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. Scott is a current Board Member, and is chair of the Road Race Committee and Race Director for the Carter Mill 10k.

A Testimonial from a First Time RunKNOX participant

"RunKNOX was such a wonderful opportunity. I have never been a “runner,” and couldn’t physically run a mile without stopping. I knew the benefits of running were great for physical health and needed to get into shape after breaking my foot. I am still in awe of the mental benefits I received from RunKNOX. The friendly group made weekly runs so much fun. I learned about Knoxville outdoor spaces and running trails that I didn’t know existed. The group challenged me beyond what I couldn’t have ever done on my own in a very encouraging culture. I highly recommend this year to beginners or seasoned runners. The program to adaptable to any level. I am proud that I completed my first 5k and will continue to run with RunKNOX."

Danielle Benson
Director of Training
Alliance for Better Nonprofits
Knoxville TN