The holiday season is not the only time East Tennessee supports and gives to one another.

Races and runs brought the community together in 2018.

The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon supports local non-profits and promotes good health.

The slogan for the race was "Finish on the Fifty" and to celebrate, the 2018 Marathon Team members were at least 50 years old.

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At the Komen Race for the Cure, breast cancer survivors lined up in World's Fair Park according to how many years they have been cancer free.

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They ran, walked and danced together to raise awareness for the disease and to help find a cure, all while decked out in pink.

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Dancing was also part of Buddy Walk, which supports the Down Syndrome Awareness Group of East Tennessee.

People with Down syndrome walked around World's Fair Park along with their friends and families.

Our own Heather Waliga emceed the event.

Connecting Hearts kicked off in October with food donations.

The program pairs at-risk seniors with local volunteers who provide weekly companionship and grocery delivery.

It's an extension of the existing Mobile Meals program for seniors.

Connecting Hearts is a partnership between WBIR, Mobile Meals and Second Harvest Food Bank.

The Tennessee Theatre turned 90 on Oct. 1 and celebrated the retirement of Bill Snyder as House Organist, a position he held starting in 1979.

The Tennessee Theatre birthday party continued for 90 day and included a birthday party for anyone 90 years old and up.

It featured a festive cake shaped like the iconic theatre sign.

There's nothing quite like fireworks to bring out a crowd. And it's especially fun with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra performs at the Festival on the Fourth.

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That's a look back at some of the community events this year as we look forward to more good times in 2019.