For North­eastern Uni­ver­sity senior Brid­gette Trom­eter, run­ning in this year’s Boston Marathon is a very per­sonal affair.

Her father, Thomas, diag­nosed with colon cancer four years ago, is now in remis­sion after being treated at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass. When the race’s starting gun sounds on Monday, Trom­eter will be run­ning to raise money for the Lahey cancer center.

An expe­ri­enced indoor-​​track runner who’s long dreamed of tack­ling the Boston Marathon, Trom­eter began her long-​​distance training in Jan­uary. Her mem­o­ries of the caring pro­fes­sionals she’s met at Lahey helped her men­tally pre­pare for the sheer number of miles she’d have to log to get ready for the big run.

They helped my dad, and it’s my turn to give back to them,” she said.

Trom­eter joins the many mem­bers of the North­eastern com­mu­nity who will be run­ning up Heart­break Hill or vol­un­teering on the side­lines. According to the Boston Ath­letic Asso­ci­a­tion, more than 100 North­eastern stu­dents will vol­un­teer their time and ener­gies during the race — exem­pli­fying the University’s com­mit­ment to com­mu­nity ser­vice and engagement.

The vol­un­teers will do every­thing from pro­viding med­ical assis­tance, to handing out water, to guiding run­ners along the course. In addi­tion, two dozen stu­dents will work as a “Green Team” at the event, staffing recy­cling sta­tions and patrolling the finish-​​line area to col­lect bot­tles and cans, and run­ners’ foil blankets.

Samuel Jenkins, a stu­dent in the Col­lege of Com­puter and Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence’s information-​​assurance master’s pro­gram, will be oper­ating old-​​school tech­nology, working as an ama­teur radio oper­ator. Jenkins will use ham radio to help med­ical vol­un­teers get med­ical sup­plies, EMS assis­tance and wheel­chairs for exhausted marathoners.

Jenkins, who received his ama­teur radio license in 1999, couldn’t tune in fast enough when he heard that Boston Marathon orga­nizers were looking for ama­teur radio vol­un­teers. “This gives me an oppor­tu­nity to help in the com­mu­nity while prac­ticing my hobby,” he said.

Though Jenkins is a first-​​time marathon vol­un­teer, others — such as David Nolan, asso­ciate clin­ical pro­fessor of phys­ical therapy in Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences — have made vol­un­teering an annual tradition.

For the past 10 years, Nolan has assisted at the race as a phys­ical ther­a­pist. On Monday, he will oversee all physical-​​therapy care for run­ners at the finish line, where 65 ther­a­pists and stu­dents, including 10 from North­eastern, will be sta­tioned in med­ical tents.

According to Nolan, marathon run­ners are com­monly treated for hyper­thermia, hypothermia, dehy­dra­tion, fatigue and muscle cramping. Last year, around 2,000 run­ners were treated in the tents.

Nolan enjoys the time he devotes to the marathon. “Most people who get involved in health care and med­i­cine have a pas­sion to help people, so it’s been a tremen­dous group to be a part of,” he said. “There’s a great respon­si­bility and attach­ment to the race among the health community.”

He’s also seen the expe­ri­ence be a great oppor­tu­nity for stu­dent vol­un­teers. “The stu­dents meet people from all over the world,” Nolan said, “and get to work with a phys­ical ther­a­pist within a team environment.”