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.


All American Marathon & Mike to Mike Half Marathon
3 April 2016, Fayetteville/Fort Bragg, NC

Rock'n'Roll San Diego
5 June 2016, San Diego, CA

Rock'n'Roll Seattle
18 June 2016, Seattle, WA

Marine Corps Marathon
30 October 2016, Washington, DC


wear blue would like to thank our very generous sponsors for their support of the wear blue: run to remember Gold Star Race Program at the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon.

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.