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Knoxville Marathon

The Housing Hour March 31, 2017


Special Guest:

Tina Muir

Running For Real


Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon

 Jason and Kristy Altman.

Tina Muir

 is an elite runner.  Her PRs are 16:08 (5k), 33:24 (10k), 1:13 (Half Marathon), and 2:36 (Marathon). After growing the  Run to the Top Podcast to over 150,000 downloads per month,  she has gone after one of her passions; helping people to feel good about themselves, through a community called Running for Real.

Her website is devoted to helping YOU feel good about your running and who YOU are, so you too, can be the best YOU can be! She wants you to Be Brave. Be Strong. Be You!

Tina will share the ups and downs, the ins and outs of her training and what she is currently doing to be better. She prides herself on being real, so if you are looking for those perfect looking images of chiseled bodies who say how wonderful life is all the time, you are in the wrong place!

Tina promises you to be real, even if it means showing weakness or vulnerability.

Listen to the first 2 segments of our show today to hear Tina’s tips!

Also today:

Jason and Kristy Altman

Jason Altman 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.

Kristy Altman is the Executive Director for Knoxville Track Club. KTC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage lifelong physical well-being through running and walking. The vision is “Healthy living, healthy community – one step at a time.” In her role,  Kristy oversees all operations including 10 staff members, 1000s of volunteers, road and trail races, RunKNOX, social programming, youth programs including the newly formed Knoxville Youth Runs, Tennessee Sports Medicine Group Farragut Events and more. KTC’s largest event is the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. In addition,  Kristy founded Altman Consulting which offers communications and public relations services to local nonprofits and small businesses. She is a certified group exercise instructor through the American Council on Exercise and trained yoga instructor and taught locally for many years.

Kristy serves the community on various boards including the Community Health Council (Previous Chair), Leadership Knoxville (Board Member, Governance Committee Chair, and Facilitation Committee Member), United Way of Greater Knoxville, BikeWalk Knoxville Advisory Council, Rocky Hill Elementary PTO Board of Directors (Communications Chair), and various other committee commitments.  She is an Expert for the Alliance for Better Nonprofits and provides training and services for members. Kristy was previously a founding board member for Volunteer Knoxville and served as a mentor for tnAchieves for many years.  Kristy is a 2013 recipient of the Greater Knoxville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and a graduate of the Leadership Knoxville 2013 as well as the Fall 2010 Introduction Knoxville Program.


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