The MCM Kids Run, located in the Pentagon North Parking Lot, is an out-and-back, secure, kids-only course. Nearly three dozen uniformed Marines are located throughout the run route as well as the Family Link Up tent, start line, and finish line to ensure all children are motivated and safe. Parents are not permitted on the course, but may run alongside their child on the outside of the bike rack along the perimeter of the course.
The MCM Kids Run will launch young runners in waves beginning at 9:00 a.m. Beginning in 2018, the MCM Kids Run will feature nine separate waves of 400 runners.
Parents can choose the wave in which their child will participate during the registration process. All times are open to the public, however, the waves between 9:00-10:00 a.m. are largely designated for school groups.
|9:00 a.m.||1||1 - 400|
|9:20 a.m.||2||401 - 800|
|9:40 a.m.||3||801 - 1200|
|10:00 a.m.||4||1201 - 1600|
|10:20 a.m.||5||1601 - 2000|
|10:40 a.m.||6||2001 - 2400|
|11:00 a.m.||7||2,401 - 2800|
|11:20 a.m.||8||2801 - 3200|
|11:40 a.m.||9||3201 - 3600|
Participants may obtain the event T-shirt and official bib on Friday, October 26 at the Health and Fitness Expo, or on event morning, of the Kids Run (Saturday, Oct. 27) at the Info Tent in the Pentagon North Parking lot adjacent to the event start line. If planning to visit Packet Pick-up event morning, Kids Run families are recommended to arrive at least one hour prior to the runner's scheduled start time to visit Packet Pick-up and participate in the 15 minute warm-up and ceremony prior to each wave.
Parents and children are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign located at Packet Pick-Up. Additionally, there will be a designated drop-off site for at Camp Miles on event morning.
Shuttles - Utilize the free shuttle service running continuously from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. between the Pentagon Metro station (yellow or blue line) and the MCM Kids Run start/finish area.
Parking - Parking is available at Hayes Street parking lot located at the intersection of Joyce Street and Army/Navy Drive in front of Macy's.
Metro - Take Metro to the Pentagon station (yellow or blue line), then ride the shuttle to the start line.
Parents must remove the Kid Claim Coupon from the runners' bib prior to dropping the child at the start line. This coupon must be handed to the uniformed Marine at the Family Link Up tent to retrieve a runner after the finish. Parents must also fill in the emergency information on the back of the child's bib to complete the check-in process.
Run is a
closed course, reserved exclusively for young participants and Marines. After crossing the
finish, children will receive a medal and replenishment snacks from Sodexo and Dole. A peanut free option
is available and children are expected to be aware of their individual needs. After receiving
hospitality items, Kids Run participants will enter the Family Link-up tent. Parents or guardians can enter the reunion
area by showing the Kid Claim Coupon, removed from their child’s bib prior to
the run. The coupon number matches that of the participant’s bib. After
reuniting with the runner(s), families will exit the Link-up tent by showing
the Kid Claim Coupon and participant bib to Marines positioned at the
Parents, families and runners are invited to visit Camp Miles, a free all-day activity area featuring interactive challenges and games focusing on health and fitness. Camp Miles activities begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 2:00 p.m.
Kids of all ages will love meeting the amazing menagerie of mascots at the MCM Kids Run. Miles and Molly welcome: Sammy the Sea Otter from Navy Federal, Lift Off from Sodexo, the GECIO Gecko, J. Slice and the National Watermelon Queens from the National Watermelon Promotion board, Jukebox from Silver Diner, Power Panther from the USDA and Tuition Monster from Virginia529.
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If you are an organization or business interested in hosting an activity at Camp Miles, please e-mail the MCM Sponsorship Coordinator.
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