wear blue: run to remember volunteers,


wear blue: run to remember is excited for our innaugural debut at the Air Force Marathon and Half Marathon this Saturday, September 21!


As a reminder, you will be volunteering to hold a flag bearing the name of a specific fallen service member who has paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Our community supports military and their families, veterans, Gold Star families, and civilians through active remembrance and meaningful relationships. We motivate and empower individuals to healthier, more inspired living


The wear blue Mile will be located at Mile 2.5 on both the marathon and half marathon courses. Parking is available at the Rod and Gun Club on Hebble Creek Road. Volunteers should arrive by 5:30am prior to the roads closing at 6am. We anticipate volunteers serving until approximately 9am or until the last runner has passed through the wear blue Mile.


If you already own a wear blue shirt, please wear it as your outer layer. If you do not have a shirt, a complimentary cotton wear blue shirt will be provided race morning along with light refreshments. Please check the weather race morning and dress accordingly.


We are still in need of volunteers to ensure all our requested heroes are honored. Please ask your friends and family to join wear blue: run to remember as a we create a living memorial to our nation's fallen heroes. Register online at the link above to receive important race day information.


In addition, we invite you to attend our Dayton community Saturday runs held on the 2nd & 4th Saturday every month at 9:00 AM in Eastwood Park - 1385 Harshman Rd. Dayton, OH 45431. All ability levels of walkers and runners are welcome! Mason Armstrong is your community lead and you may reach him at dayton.community@wearblueruntoremember.org for more information.


Thank you for giving your time to serve as a living memorial race weekend. Together we will ensure each of America's fallen military heroes is honored and remembered, and that their families, friends, and fellow military take meaningful, life affirming steps forward.


I look forward to standing beside you race morning!


Kandi Newkirk

Director of Race Operations