Thank you for choosing to volunteer on the wear blue Mile at the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half Marathon Sunday, June 3, 2018. wear blue: run to remember builds running communities across the country that honor the service and sacrifice of the American military. 

We are grateful for you to have volunteered to hold a flag honoring the life of a fallen service member who has paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Each flag will have a ribbon attached embroidered with the service member's name.

Volunteers should arrive before 5:15am on Sunday, June 3. Parking is available in the Normal Heights neighborhood on Hawley Boulevard between N. Mountainview Drive and Copley Avenue, utilizing cross streets as necessary. We anticipate volunteers serving until approximately 10:30am. Please be aware of race day road closures throughout the city:

Please wear your wear blue shirt as your outer layer. If you do not have a shirt, a complimentary wear blue shirt will be available race morning. Light refreshments will be provided (coffee, water, muffins, fruit, etc).

wear blue, in support of its mission to honor the service and sacrifice of the American military, creates the wear blue Mile at officially designated races.  The wear blue Mile is comprised of two parts – (1) the Faces of the Fallen posters and (2) American flags (each draped with a black ribbon, bearing the name of a fallen military member) held by volunteers.
Each one of our wear blue Mile posters and flags is sponsored through the generous donations of our community.  We are grateful for your support.

A donation of $50 covers the cost of an American Flag, Memorial Ribbon dedicated to a fallen military member, and a Faces of the Fallen poster, which features a poignant image of a fallen hero, as well as his or her name, age, and date of death. These posters serve as a meaningful reminder that our fallen heroes are not just casualty numbers.

On your donation submission, please reference that your donation is for a flag or poster on the wear blue Mile. Donate Here.

More information will be sent as race date approaches.

Thank you for joining the movement.


If you requested to honor a specific fallen service member on our wear blue Mile, please send us a photo of your fallen service member.