Boston Honors Fallen Heroes with ‘Run to Remember’

5/25/14 Boston, MA Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans and Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray ran together in the Half Marathon at the Run to Remember. Boston Ma. 5/25/14 The race, in its 10th running, honors Massachusetts Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty. It sold out with 12,000 runners. Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans and Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray ran together in the Half Marathon at the Run to Remember. The race, in its 10th running, honors Massachusetts Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty. It sold out with12,000 runners. Jay Connor photo for the Boston Globe.
Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans, pictured left, and Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray ran together in the Half Marathon at the Run to Remember.
Jay Connor/Boston Globe

Thousands gathered at Boston’s Seaport District Sunday to honor Massachusetts law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Registration for the 10th annual Run to Remember sold out with 12,000 runners who signed up to take part in either the half-marathon or a 5-mile run. Boston Police and the department’s Runner’s Club sponsored the event.

The half marathon route included a run by the State House, Government Center, Faneuil Hall, Boston Common, The Public Garden, the Old State House, and Post Office Square.

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Participation surged in 2013 after many people learned that slain MIT police Officer Sean Collier had told friends he was going to sign up for the run, The Boston Globe reported. Participants also ran to honor military servicemembers as well as to fundraise for causes including cancer research, NECN reports.