Week in Springfield

Week in Springfield

Marine Corps Marathon Gives Back to Schools

The Marine Corps Marathon, its bulldog mascot and partners hosted a school-wide assembly at Lynnbrook Elementary in Springfield on Wednesday, Feb. 3.

As part of the Healthy School Award, MCM partner Sodexo will present $1,000 to the school and give healthy snacks to each student. The National Watermelon Promotion Board's presentation of "Jump With Jill" celebrates healthy habits by transforming nutritional education into a live concert. "Jump With Jill" employs popular music and dancing to empower kids to make healthy choices.

The MCM Kids Run annually includes 3,600 kids ages 5 to 12 who complete a one-mile course in the North Pentagon Parking lot in Arlington. Each student receives a finisher medal, nutritional recovery items and enjoys live entertainment, mascots from numerous sports teams and organizations and free admission into the Camp Miles interactive health and fitness festival geared for kids.

Registration for the 2016 MCM Kids Run will open in April at www.marinemarathon.com.