The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and sponsor Sodexo kicked off the expansion of its Healthy School program during the presentation of the 2009 Healthy School Award at Lynbrook Elementary School in Springfield. The program aims to encourage students to make healthy, active lifestyle choices and to participate in the annual Healthy Kids Fun Run, which takes place each October during MCM Weekend.
Each year, The Healthy School Award has been presented to the top three schools with largest number of student participants in the Healthy Kids Fun Run. The 2009 awards were presented to Lynbrook and Eagle View Elementary of Fairfax and George Mason Elementary of Alexandria. In the future, the $1,000 awards will be presented to the top five teams participating. This year’s fun run is Oct. 30 in Arlington and online registration begins May 5 at www.marinemarathon.com.