Annually, the MCM Kids Run welcomes 3,600 young runners to the Pentagon’s parking lot for a one-mile fun run. While some register with siblings, many register with classmates as part of the Healthy School initiative. The MCM coordinates group registration with interested schools to bring crowds of student to participate in this healthy endeavor. The five schools with the largest numbers of participating students win the Healthy School Awards presented by Sodexo.
In February, the MCM recognized the grassroots efforts of two Arlington County schools that resulted in more than 600 students participating in the 2016 Kids Run. At the Arlington County School Board Meeting, MCM Director Rick Nealis presented MCM Kids Run medals to the Taylor Elementary School and Claremont Immersion School group coordinators and faculty members. Sodexo, the proud Kids Run hospitality sponsor, awarded the schools a $1000 grant to the PE department. Also, presented was a recognition plaque for display in the schools, an MCM children’s book for the library, and gift cards from the Silver Diner.
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The Marine Corps Marathon Organization will once again be offering a Seeded Runner option for the Marine Corps Marathon. This year, we are also bringing the option to the Marine Corps Historic Half. As a seeded runner, you will receive access to exclusive baggage with proximity to the start line, dedicated portable toilets, special access […]
Do you have a group of friends, classmates, service members or more that all run? The affiliated-based Teams competition returns to the Marine Corps Historic Half and the 49th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM). Gather your squad and get ready to take on the mission. Here is how it works: Teams are made up of four […]
Are you in the Fredericksburg area and training for the Marine Corps Historic Half? Come out to Fleet Feet Fredericksburg for a fun gathering with other area runners!