Honoring the Legacy of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, representing MIT at the 2014 Boston Marathon
On April 21, more than 35,000 runners will line up in Hopkinton, Mass., to run the 2014 Boston Marathon. The event will mark the one year anniversary of last year's tragic bombings and the senseless murder of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier. Among the field will be the more than three dozen runners of MIT Strong.
Through both his life and his death, Officer Collier was a source of strength for the MIT community. The MIT Strong team—representing students, faculty, staff, and alumni—will join thousands of other runners at the starting line this spring to commemorate his life and legacy and to represent the Institute on the marathon course. Along the way, we will generate support for the Collier Fund at MIT so that Officer Collier's impact on our campus will live on into the future.
We run for Officer Collier. And we run to celebrate the compassion, courage, and generosity shown by the MIT community in response to violence and tragedy. We are MIT Strong.
Seeking qualified runners and volunteers
Runners who already have a bib number for the 2014 Boston Marathon are still welcome to join the team.
We welcome volunteers to help with, training, fundraising, and Race Day. Please sign up to lend your strength to the MIT Strong team here.
The application process for runners seeking a marathon entry from the MIT Strong team has closed.
MIT Strong extends its sincere appreciation to the Boston Athletic Association for the opportunity to field an MIT team at the 2014 Boston Marathon.
- To honor the life, sacrifice, and legacy of Officer Collier
- To celebrate the spirit and strength of the MIT community in the aftermath of the tragedies
- To offer a visible MIT presence at the 2014 Boston Marathon as the Institute community, the city, and the nation grapples with the memory and meaning of the anniversary
- To support the Collier Fund at MIT