It should come as no surprise that Knoxville supports a strong running community.
The system of Greenways in Knoxville is one of the best in the nation. It's the perfect place for anyone that visiting the city, going to school at the university, or working downtown. There are multiple places where you can start and finish your run, so you really do have a lot of control on where exactly you want to go. The path stretches all the way from River Side Park to the Sequoyah Hills Neighborhood, which has a primo signal track running through it.
Sequoyah Park is a favorite among locals. Only minutes from downtown, its trails provide runners and walkers a great place to get in a post-work or post-school workout.
Road running doesn't get much better than the Will Skelton Greenway, a 3.5-mile paved path that parallels a very scenic section of the Tennessee River, and it's only a couple minutes from busy downtown.