The 2020 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon is April 25 in Nashville. This year, the wear blue: run to remember non-profit running community is hosting something special during the marathon. They’re having a wear blue mile, which will build a living memorial during the run. It happens during mile six in the Belmont neighborhood.
“In the wear blue mile, 1,064 steps of the course are lined with images of fallen American service members, followed by community supporters who bear American flags to celebrate country, honor their sacrifices and call upon our charge to live in the aftermath of such sacrifices,” Lisa Hallett, wear blue’s Co-Founder, says. “Each tribute poster lining the course is personally requested by an athlete or volunteer at the race. Runners feel an overwhelming sense of pride and inspiration as they move through this living memorial.”
“The St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville is honored to support wear blue: run to remember and promote their mission to our running community,” Senior Regional Director for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Alex Bennett says. “Creating a living memorial will be very impactful not only for our runners but also for the Nashville community. Our race has supported our local military since its inception from mirror races in Afghanistan to remembering our own lost runner, SSG Levi Pigman, US Army and we are grateful to step that support up this year.”
If you want a fallen service member to be honored during the mile, you can request a tribute poster and register here.
If you’re interested in joining the wear blue: run to remember community, they have monthly runs. The Nashville wear blue: run to remember community meets on the first Saturday of the month at 8:00 AM at Percy Warner Park.
If you’re interested in the Nashville Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, you can register and learn more information through their official website.