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3,500 children run Marine Corps Marathon Kid’s Mile at Pentagon

October 28, 2015

The run is organized to promote physical fitness and morale for the children and the community.

By Sgt. Terry Brady, Defense Media Activity

More than 3,500 children participated in the Marine Corps Marathon Kids Run on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.

Hosted by Marines from Marine Corps Base Quantico and the National Capitol Region as well as MCM staff, children from the ages of 5 to 12 ran a one-Mile course around the Pentagon north parking lot. Just like the Marine Corps Marathon, the event is held to promote physical fitness, community goodwill and the organization skills of the Marine Corps to the public.

“[The event] gets kids to want to run and to maybe one day run the Marine Corps Marathon,” said Cpl. Darren White, a volunteer at the event.

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