June 30, 2013
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Greg Kendall-Ball for The Boston Globe
Richard White of Branson, Mo., held an American flag along the route of the One Run for Boston relay in Strafford, Mo., on June 20.
White ran the 2013 Boston Marathon in April, and ran along with four others on leg number 171 between Strafford and Marshfield, Mo.
The crowd-sourced, 3,300-mile relay is billed as the first nonstop, coast-to-coast baton pass ever to unfurl across America.
The relay has raised nearly $100,000 for the One Fund.
White (from left), Aaron Tucker, and Zach Kellner ran into Marshfield, Mo.
By the time the relay reached Oklahoma, 1,500 runners had been enlisted and $50,000 had been raised, with a vibrant community embracing the effort.
Dan Bohannon ran ahead of a Conway Volunteer Fire Department vehicle escorting him along his route between Sampson and Phillipsburg, Mo.
Bohannon's leg included a stretch of historic Route 66.
He added his signature to a banner mapping the route.
Bohannon got a hug from Kate Treleaven, one of the organizers of the One Run for Boston relay.
The baton, shaped like a streamlined lily, is poised to reach Boston Sunday night.