Runners leave Cleveland, Tenn. on a mission to raise money

Runners leave Cleveland, Tenn. on a mission to raise money for bombing victims

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"I just them to know that we care. Even though we're not from that area or wherever they're from. We care for people…and we think about them," said runner Johnny Clemons. "I just them to know that we care. Even though we're not from that area or wherever they're from. We care for people…and we think about them," said runner Johnny Clemons.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - 26 runners made their way through Knoxville Saturday night, on a mission to raise money for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

The participants plan to run a marathon a day for 8 days. They started in Cleveland, Tenn.. on Saturday morning and plan to arrive in Boston on Sunday, April 20th.

The runners aren't just bringing their athleticism though, they've raised an estimated $50,000 for victims of the bombings.

"I just them to know that we care. Even though we're not from that area or wherever they're from. We care for people…and we think about them," said runner Johnny Clemons.     

Clemons stopped running at Neyland Stadium Saturday after completing the marathon.

The group plans to pass through several other major cities, including Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City.

You can learn more about the group and make a donation on their website

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