joins The Housing Hour to dicsuss the 2019 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon and the important role the The Knoxville Track Club plays in the community raising money and awareness for a variety of worthy causes, including, but not limited to the YWCA, Girls on the Run of Greater Knoxville, the American Cancer Society, Knox County Schools, and local youth organizations.
The Knoxville Marathon is the premier event of the Knoxville Track Club (KTC), a 501c(3) nonprofit located in Knoxville, TN. The event is produced by the KTC, with the help of the City of Knoxville, the University of Tennessee, and the title sponsor, Covenant Health.
The Knoxville Track Club is among the top ten largest track and field clubs in the U.S. The KTC encourages life-long physical well-being through running and walking. We offer year round programs that include running and walking events for people of all ages.
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Jason is the Race Director for the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is the Knoxville Track Club’s largest event. He has served as the Race Director since 2007. Prior to that time, he served as a volunteer for the event in 2006 and ran the inaugural marathon in 2005. In his role, Jason oversees all event operations including sponsorship recruitment, leading key volunteers, recruiting volunteers, and all race weekend logistics.
Jason also serves the community as the Chair of the Knox County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and as a member of the City of Knoxville Greenways Commission. He recently began service on the Active Communities Committee which is a partner group to the Community Health Council.
Jason is an accomplished runner with 4 wins at the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon. In 2016, he won the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon in November and then the Kiawah Island Marathon in December. He has won several other events at various distances.
Jason was honored in 2014 as the recipient of the Greater Knoxville’s Business Journal 40 Under 40 and is a graduate of the Introduction Knoxville program through Leadership Knoxville.