They're running for nature! Runners for Team Nature and Team Penobscot helped raise more than $52,000 for crucial conservation work by running the marathon. L-R: Dale Lolar,Jamie Williams, Bob Bryant, Barry Dana, Caroline Allison.
Dale Lolar keeps his spirits high as he checks out the finish area before the race.
Team Nature Boston runner Caroline Allison gets some support from Boston's finest.
Team Nature Boston is ready to run! Running for The Nature Conservancy are staffers Caroline Allison, Elizabeth Scott and Jamie Williams, along with Maine Trustee Ben Willauer.
Before the big race, they load up on carbs, share advice and encouragement.
The parking lot of a hotel in suburban Boston is a long trip from Indian Island, the physical and emotional heart of the Penobscot River. But the three runners of Team Penobscot took a private moment beneath a blossoming apple tree to give thanks and honor their culture with a smudging ceremony Monday morning, before posing for a quick team shot. L-R: Bob Bryant, Dale Lolar and Barry Dana.
Training for months, Team Penobscot consists of former tribal Chief Barry Dana, Dale Lolar, a counselor at tribal health services and tribal Police Chief Bob Bryant.
Penobscot tribal member Andrew sockalexis is an inspiration to the team. He won second place in the Boston Marathon 100 years ago.
Team Penobscot's Barry Dana fuels up with java before his 26.2 miles.
Team Penobscot may be a long way from their tribe's namesake river, but the goal of restoration is in their hearts. L-R: Dale Lolar, Bob Bryant and Barry Dana.
The Nature Conservancy's staff cheers on the runners as they wind through the streets of Boston in record high April temperatures.
Team Nature Boston's Jamie Williams pours it on in the marathon's last mile. The race was Williams' way of honoring colleagues at The Nature Conservancy before he becomes president of The Wilderness Society.
Caroline Allison is glowing as she nears the end! Team Nature raised nearly $20,000 for The Nature Conservancy.
Maine Trustee Ben Willauer storms down Commonwealth Avenue for Team Nature Boston. Pour it on Ben!
Team Penobscot's Bob Bryant pushes onward in the marathon's last mile.
Team Penobscot's Dale Lolar and Bob Bryant bask in the glow of finishing the Boston Marathon. The team raised more than $33,000 to restore the Penobscot River's flow and fish.
Boston Marathon 2012!
Featuring Runners from Team Nature Boston and Team Penobscot