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School Award


Held on Oct. 25 in Arlington, VA, the MCM Kids Run hosted nearly 1800 students from Northern Virginia schools as part of the Healthy School Award challenge. The top five schools with the most students registered are honored with the Healthy School Award, including a monetary donation to their physical education department from MCM partner Sodexo and a rockin' all-school assembly provided by the National Watermelon Promotion Board.

The schools receiving this honor are all returning champions, a testament to the coordinated effort of physical education teachers and PTA groups from each school. Alexandria City School's James K. Polk Elementary brought 324 students; George Mason 255 students and Mount Vernon Community School 211 students. Lynbrook Elementary in Springfield, VA saw participation of 311 students and Arlington County's Claremont Immersion School group consisted of 253 students. Each winning school hosts an assembly featuring MCM mascots Miles and Molly, U.S. Marines from Marine Corps Base Quantico, and an energetic presentation of nationally acclaimed production Jump with Jill. In addition to the Healthy School Award presentation, each student will receive a nutritious snack provided by Sodexo. Additional prizes will be provided Silver Diner.

2014 Claremont Elementary School AwardClaremont Elementary School - Students from Claremont Elementary School in Arlington, VA, participated in "Jump With Jill" show as part of the MCM Kids Run Healthy School Award. The fiver northern Virginia elementary schools with the highest participation in the MCM Kids Run earned a $1000 grant from MCM partner Sodexo and an energizing "Jump With Jill" performance courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board.  


Lynbrook Elementary 2014 Healthy SchoolLynbrook Elementary School - Mr. Jed Bobier, Lynbrook Elementary School PE teacher, opened the Healthy School Award Assembly. The Lynbrook Leprechauns have earned recognition as a Healthy School since the first MCM Kids Run in 2000, bringing more than 300 participants annually to the event.




The 2015 MCM Kids Run will be held Saturday, October 24. Group registration for schools requiring 50 or more entries for 2014 MCM Kids Run is now closed. Groups with fewer than 50 runners are instructed to register through the MCM Kids Run general registration.

Kids Run Info Packet.

To facilitate participation, school group coordinators may contact Sandra Osborn-Peters at sandra.osbornpeters@usmc.mil or 703-784-2357.

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