The mission of wear blue: run to remember is to build a running community that honors the service and sacrifice of the American military.
Within the next 10 years, we will create globally recognized running communities that honor and preserve the legacy of fallen service members.
wear blue seeks to (1) act as a support network, (2) serve as a living memorial, and (3) bridge the gap between military and civilian communities.
wear blue is an all-inclusive organization that actively strives to bridge the gap between the military and the community.
Our running group provides community members a tangible way to show their appreciation and support for the military.
Every chapter will participate in one local touchstone race in the spring and a national race in the fall, creating the ultimate living memorial with thousands of runners wearing blue.
wear blue: run to remember was granted 501(c)(3) status in the summer of 2012.
We run for the fallen, for the fighting, and for the families.
Our running community serves as a support network for those preparing for a deployment, living through a deployment, recovering from a deployment and healing from loss sustained during a deployment.
With every step, wear blue creates a living memorial to the service and sacrifice of the American military. And on race day, our wear blue Mile allows all runners to pay tribute to the service members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. It is a reminder that Freedom isn’t free – it was bought and paid for by men and women in uniform.
What makes us unique is we do not run to raise money, we raise money to run. Being a member of wear blue requires no fundraising commitment or membership dues.