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A white male bilateral bk amputee brushes hands with a white male able-bodied athlete as they pass each other on a street in Harvard Square after the race.
A runner in a robot costume raises their arms in celebration alongside two white female runners and an East Asian male runner, wearing Biodesign t-shirts, near the finish line.
Bionic 5k

Welcome to the Bionic5K.  We celebrate the power of technology to enable ALL people to run together. 


Join adaptive athletes, local running gurus, and weekend warriors for a race that celebrates technology, sport, and the human spirit. 

When: April 28, 2024
9:30 AM

Where: 41 Church St,
Harvard Square



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*All proceeds benefit the anti bias education work of the Bionic Project, Inc., a 501(c)(3).

meet the staff


A middle-aged white man wearing all black with a scarf around his neck, holds a black umbrella in Harvard Square.

Hugh is the director of the Biomechatronics research group at the MIT Media Lab where he focuses on developing wearable robotic systems that serve to augment human strength, endurance and agility. Hugh has advanced novel bionic technologies, including the world's first powered ankle-foot prosthesis. 

Hugh Herr

Professor at the MIT Media Lab

A middle aged white man, wearing a gray Biodesign t-shirt, is running mid stride.

Conor is the founder of the Harvard Biodesign Lab, which brings together researchers from the engineering, industrial design, apparel, clinical and business communities to develop new disruptive robotic technologies for augmenting and restoring human performance. 

Professor at Harvard's Paulson School of Engineering

Conor Walsh

A middle-aged white, below-the-knee amputee, wearing a black Bionic5K t-shirt running in mid stride.

Will is the Director of Academic Technology at the Shady Hill School in Cambridge. Prior to joining the Technology Department, Will taught an integrated 7th grade Humanities class and was named an Apple Distinguished Educator for his innovative use of classroom technology.

Will Borden

Director of Academic Technology 

at the Shady Hill School


Harvard SEAS, MIT Media Lab, Harvard CCB, Spaulding Rehabilitation, Shady Hill School


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