Gold Star Race Program

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. 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.

Gold Star Youth Mentorship Program

The wear blue Gold Star Youth Mentorship Program, in partnership with Big Brothers-Big Sisters, is a community impact program, pairing active duty military with children of fallen service members in a 9-week run mentorship program.  This pilot program in the Joint-Base Lewis McChord community, will encompass goal setting, story telling, and physical training. The program will close with a meaningful Memorial Day weekend, featuring a Heroes' Hike on Sunday, May 28, celebrating the children's honored hero, as well as their personal triumph over adversity. Memorial Day will culminate their two months of training, as the young athletes and their mentors lead the local wear blue remembrance run.


Gold Star Youth Program Sponsor