DUPONT, WASH. – Wear blue: run to remember, a national, nonprofit organization committed to building a running community that honors the service and sacrifice of the American military, is once again proud to announce its annual Memorial Day run. On Monday, May 29, over 20,000 runners and walkers around the world will become a living memorial to America’s fallen heroes.
Wear blue teams will meet at various locations worldwide to participate in this run including in Oceanside, Calif., at the Jolly Roger at the Oceanside Harbor.
The wear blue Memorial Day run will use the power of community and the accessibility of running and walking for community members to become a living memorial through their steps to honor generations of America’s fallen heroes.
This year’s run highlights the 100th anniversary of United States’ entrance into World War I. It will do so by reminding people to Make Memorial Day Your Mission…Unite in Remembrance.
“Wear blue: run to remember gives people all over the world the opportunity to honor our service members who selflessly gave their life for our freedoms,” said president, co-founder and Gold Star wife Lisa Hallett. “This Memorial Day run will serve as a moving memorial of remembrance from all branches, and all wars, including World War I.”
Runners and walkers can join the Memorial Day mission by registering now at www.wearblueruntoremember.org for no cost. Participants will be provided the name of an American Service Member who died in battle. Runners will receive a unique bib to share the name of the service member whom they honor with their steps.
“The Memorial Day Run is really for any type of runner, or walker no matter what their athletic level is,” stated Cindy Gersch, Memorial Day Program Director. “We are encouraging people of all ages to participate in this event and help us meet our goal of 20,000 participants.”
Each run will begin with a Circle of Remembrance where the name of each military member killed in war is called out. Runs are being are organized throughout the United States and abroad with all locations listed on www.wearblueruntoremember.org.