October 22, 2018

1,064 Powerful Steps

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For the seventh year, wear blue: run to remember will build a tribute wear blue Mile on the Marine Corps Marathon course. Always a runner favorite for its moving poignant reflection of service, this tribute Mile will honor our nation’s fallen heroes along the scenic and peaceful serenity of Hains Point.

As runners approach Hains Point, conversations will dissipate. Footsteps, some with a perfect cadence, others shuffling with slow determination, both focused on finishing, will become the prevailing sound.

Faces of the Fallen tribute posters will carefully line the next 1,064 steps. Each poster has been personally requested by an athlete or volunteer on the course, and honors a hero who gave his or her life while in service to our great nation.

The quiet of the posters will be followed by the thundering cheers of wear blue volunteers proudly bearing full sized American flags, each bearing an embroidered ribbon of a fallen service member while showcasing love of country, pride in service, and the desire to see you succeed.

Runners may join the wear blue pre-race Circle of Remembrance at 7:15am in front of the UPS trucks. Please look for wear blue signage, lights and blue balloons.

Your run through the wear blue Mile ensures America’s fallen military heroes are honored and remembered, and that their families, friends, and fellow military can take meaningful, life affirming steps forward.

For more information please visit our webpage at: http://www.wearblueruntoremember.org/

Thanks for visiting this archived blog. The content and details are specific only for the event year highlighted in this article. For current information, please visit the event page within the MCM website.

Register for the Marine Corps Marathon Weekend

Recognized for impeccable organization on an iconic course managed by the US Marines in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital, the Marine Corps Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the US and the world. Known as ‘the best marathon for beginners,’ the MCM is the largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, earning its nickname, “The People’s Marathon.” The weekend also offers the MCM10K and MCM50K.