2016 Marine Corps Marathon

The 2016 Marine Corps Marathon is just around the corner and we want you to be a part of our signature national race. Please consider running or volunteering on Sunday, October 30, 2016, to honor the service and sacrifice of the American military.

Please register on our website, so that we can keep you abreast of race weekend details: http://www.wearblueruntoremember.org/marine-corps-marathon/.


If you are in the DC area and not running the race, we invite you to volunteer on the wear blue Mile. Through your active support, we will honor over 300 fallen service members, as 30,000 runners pass through our life-affirming memorial.


If you are running the race and need a place to stay, we invite you to stay in our room block at wear blue’s hotel headquarters, the Westin Georgetown. The Westin Georgetown has generously provided rooms to our Gold Star athletes, and we are eager to create a hub of blue preparing for and celebrating 26.2 miles of meaning and success.


Race Weekend wear blue Highlights:

Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29:

  • wear blue Expo booth, Gaylord National Harbor

Saturday, October 29:

  • 9 am: wear blue Shake-Out Run, Sylvan Theater
  • 1:15 pm: wear blue wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery

Sunday, October 30:

  •  6 am: volunteers, wear blue Mile activation, Hains Point
  •  7 am: runners, Circle of Remembrance, Race Start

No matter where your steps take you on this closing weekend of October, I am grateful that your steps honor our fallen and celebrate the courage and service of our American military.


Thank you for choosing blue.

Lisa Hallett

Co-Founder and Executive Director

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