•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 spent the Winter training for long distance and want to get some Spring back in your step?

Are you ready to set new PRs in a Spring or Summer Race?

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

Do you need help trimming some winter weight?

The Knoxville Track Club’s RunKNOX program has you covered! Whether you’re looking to come out of hibernation and get back into swimsuit shape, targeting a new personal record race time, or just looking to log miles with friends, we have a space for you in our 6 week Spring RunKNOX Session.

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 Tennessee Sports Medicine Group and Saturday mornings at various locations.
  • Support of coaches and other participants, so you’ll never have to run alone.

What does it cost?

 Only $10/week (RunKNOX Alumni and current KTC Membership discounts available)

When does it start?

Tuesday April 19, 2016


Tennessee Sports Medicine, 2260 Sutherland Avenue, Knoxville, TN US 37919

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