The Gold Star Race Program
The family members who have sacrificed all in service to our nation deserve the opportunity to not only heal, but thrive after losing their loved ones. wear blue emboldens Gold Star family members in the healing process through running. The Gold Star Race Program provides these Gold Star family members marathon selection and access, as well as the virtual training and support necessary to complete a wear blue endurance running event. Each program recipient will receive one personalized wear blue shirt, one pair of running shoes, one marathon race entry, airfare to race, lodging for race, training plan for race, access to a certified running coach, and support throughout the training and race experience. The athlete’s fallen service member will be uniquely honored on the tribute wear blue Mile.
2017 GOLD STAR RACES:
18 June 2017, Seattle, WA
Marine Corps Marathon
22 October 2017, Washington, DC
The application for the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon is now closed. Please check back for future Gold Star Race Program applications.
What is the goal of the Gold Star Race Program?
Family members who have sacrificed all in military service to our nation deserve the opportunity to heal and thrive. wear blue is a testament to the amazing healing power that running as a community can provide.
The goal of the Gold Star Race Program is to support, through the power of the run, the journeys of Gold Star family members. We seek to help the athletes tap further into their abundant reservoirs of courage, determination and hope. We support them as a running community and we honor equally both them and their lost loved ones.
Who is eligible for the program?
Any Gold Star family member who has lost a loved one while in service to the U.S. military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard) can apply for the program. We adhere to the federal regulatory definition of a Gold Star family member, which is limited to parents, spouses, siblings, and children of fallen service members.
wear blue: run to remember thanks our amazing partners for their incredible generosity to make the Gold Star Race Program a reality.
Application to the Gold Star Race Program is open to spouses, parents, children, and siblings of those who have died while in service of the United States military.