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As the Olympic torch arrives in Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympics, WBIR hosted our own Olympic torch relay to benefit the United Way.

The 14 mile torch run kicked off in UT's Circle Park during 10News at Noon on Thursday, February 6, and wound through the streets of Knoxville throughout the day, ending at the WBIR studios during Live at Five @4.

Various community organizations and individuals have signed up to run and have pledged more than $5,700!

The Girl Scouts were among the community sponsors who ran in the WBIR torch relay to support the United Way.

The WBIR Torch Run Thursday benefited United Way and some of the runners took a leg of the relay to show support for a specific United Way agency. One of those groups ran for Helen Ross McNabb.

On the eve of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Todd Howell, John Becker and Robin Wilhoit take part in a torch relay to raise money for the United Way

John Becker, Robin Wilhoit and Todd Howell finish up an afternoon-long torch relay for The United Way of Greater Knoxville.

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