Run 13.1

The Marine Corps Historic Half is perfectly situated halfway between the capital of the Commonwealth in Richmond and the nation’s capital. The hugely popular Marine Corps Historic Half has made historic Fredericksburg a fashionable spring weekend getaway.

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Until Event Day May 19th

half the distance All The Fun

The scenic course tours colonial sites and the quaint downtown before scaling the now-famous Hospital Hill on the way to the stars-and-stripes adorned finish and the US Marines. Along the way, runners pass significant landmarks dating back to the nation’s beginnings and notable neighborhoods that were home to America’s forefathers, including Presidents George Washington and James Monroe. Great medal + Amazing crowds + Terrific weekend getaway= an instant favorite.

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Conquer Hospital Hill

An Epic Spring Half

Healthy Lifestyle Expo

The Healthy Lifestyle Expo hosts Packet Pick-up and showcases more than 60 booths.

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Event Info

From start to finish and all points in between, the Marines have organized a motivating, patriotic and fun half marathon through historic Fredericksburg, VA.

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Historic Info

Semper 5ive

Historic Half Weekend includes the Semper 5ive, a five mile distance run.

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Parking, shuttles and more transportation details to remove stress from event morning.

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Devil Dog Double

Scale Hospital Hill twice by participating in both, Semper 5ive and, then, the Historic Half.

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Eat Well, Live Well, Run Well

Your favorite grocery departments moved from the shelves to the streets as a group of Wegmans employees participated in the Marine Corps Historic Half. Runners from Wegmans bakery, seafood, deli and produce departments traded running down the aisles for pushing along the pavement of the Fredericksburg, VA-based 13.1 mile course.

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Finish Line Proposal

Chet-Tyler Cary of Fredericksburg, Va. surprised his girlfriend, Amanda Willging, at the finish line of the 2018 Marine Corps Historic Half by getting down on one knee and proposing. Willing, who turned 27 last week, was completely surprised and responded with an emotional "yes." Willging was overwhelmed with the moment, having just finished her fifth Historic Half in 2:38:02.

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