Please consider joining one of our wear blue pre-race events.

Shake-Out RunSaturday, October 27, 2018, 8am, Jefferson Memorial

A Circle of Remembrance, followed by a short and easy jog to prepare for Sunday's race. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet our Gold Star athletes, fellow wear blue runners and our amazing team of volunteers. A light continental breakfast will be provided. Participants are encouraged to use Uber/Lyft/Taxi. Parking is available at the National Park Service Headquarters at 1100 Ohio Drive SW with a 1 mile walk to the Jefferson.**

wear blue Wreath Laying: Saturday, October 27, 2018, 1:15 pm, Arlington National Cemetery

wear blue: run to remember will place a tribute wreath at the Tomb on the Unknown Soldier on Saturday, October 27, at 1:15 pm. Please join us as we pay our respects to our nation’s fallen heroes in this reverent space.  

Marine Corps Marathon Health and Fitness Expo

  • The expo will be held at the Gaylord National Harbor and Convention Center on Friday, October 26, 10 am - 8 pm, and Saturday, October 27, 8 am - 6 pm. After you pick up your official Marine Corps Marathon race packet, please visit the wear blue expo booth for all of your wear blue race day gear. We have several new items including Goodr sunglasses, Rtic mugs, and an iron on “Run, Honor, Belong” patch that can be added to the sleeve of any shirt while you wait!

Race Day Circle of Remembrance: Sunday, October 28, 2018, 7:15 am

The Race Day Circle of Remembrance will be located in the Runner's Village in front of the UPS Trucks. Please look for our signage and balloons directing you to our Circle.

  • wear blue athletes will gather before the official race start to speak the names of our nation’s fallen military. Please join our Circle of Remembrance, call out the name of your honored hero, and show your support for your fellow wear blue athletes.


    Thank you for joining the movement.