Healthy Schools

The MCM Kids Run hosts school groups from the Metro DC area, many from Northern Virginia, as part of the Healthy School Award challenge. The top five schools with the most registered student participants are honored with the Healthy School Award. This award includes a monetary donation to the school's physical education department from MCM partner Sodexo.

Annually, the ceremonial recognition of Healthy Schools include the presentation of a special award, prizes from Silver Diner and healthy snacks for every student from Sodexo.

School Info

Is your school motivated to be healthy? Are your students active? Schools may register to participate in the MCM Kids Run to be held Saturday, October 24.

Group registration for schools requiring 50 or more entries for MCM Kids Run will open soon. You can contact Veronica Gutierrez at with any inquiries or questions. Groups with fewer than 50 runners are instructed to register through the MCM Kids Run general registration, opening April 13, 2020.

Healthy School Winners

The top five schools with the largest number of student participants in the MCM Kids Run are recognized as the Healthy School Award winners. These schools registered hundreds of students through the dedicated efforts of faculty, administration, parents and PTA.

The MCMO and MCM Kids Run sponsor Sodexo presented the 2019 Healthy School Award to the following Alexandria City Public Schools:

  • George Mason Elementary
  • James K Polk Elementary

Winning schools were awarded a $1,000 grant to each school’s physical education department and healthy snacks for each student from Sodexo.

Additionally, two Arlington County schools earned Healthy School recognition. Congratulations to:

  • Claremont Immersion
  • Taylor Elementary
  • Alice West Fleet Elementary

Together, the five Healthy School Award winners registered almost 2,000 runners between the ages of 5-12, of the 3,600 participants in the event registered through this special school group program.

About Sodexo

Sodexo's goal is to be a leader in supporting student engagement and improving Quality of Life for the entire school community. By focusing on Quality of Live Services, we enhance the overall experience of a student's educational journey, which helps to ensure their success. From preschool through post grad, in public and private schools, and on campuses of every kind, Sodexo creates clean, safe living and learning environments that inspire and drive success.

Sodexo partners with school districts to improve Quality of Life for students and staff by enhancing student wellness & engagement, managing school facilities, reducing operation costs, and improving sustainability.