The wear blue Mile is located near mile six, at Rock Creek Parkway and Culvert Dr NW, near the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Parking across from the Omni Shoreham is available on a limited basis. We encourage pre-purchase of parking spaces via Parking Panda or utilizing Uber race morning.
- Please dress in layers as race morning is predicted to be COLD . Your wear blue shirt should be your top layer, showing our unity and pride in America's military. If you do not have a shirt, a complimentary wear blue shirt will be provided race morning.
- Light refreshments will be provided
Race Day time line, approximate
6:00am Volunteer arrival
6:45am Circle of Remembrance
7:10am Taking places with flags
7:25am Arrival of first runners
11:00am Approximate Event Close
As a wear blue volunteer, you will serve as a living memorial to our fallen service members by lining a mile of the race with American flags, bearing the names of these brave men and women. Faces of the Fallen tribute posters will be placed in chronological order according to date of death on the wear blue Mile, on the left side of the course. Race day will be a chance for all Rock'n’Roll DC Marathon and Half-Marathon runners to pause, honor, remember, and be inspired.
Because of your commitment, we ensure that each of America’s fallen military is honored and remembered, and that their families, friends, and fellow military can take meaningful, life affirming steps forward. Thank you for being an active part of the wear blue community.
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 14
- 5 hours
- ability to stand in place for the race