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Healthy Lifestyle Expo

All journeys through Fredericksburg during Historic Half Weekend begin at the Healthy Lifestyle Expo. Free and open to the public, the Healthy Lifestyle Expo including Packet Pick-up for the Half and Semper Five will be held at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center (2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA  22401) on:

  • Friday, May 13 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Expo opening ceremonies commence at 3:30 p.m. on Friday with pageantry and prizes.  Plenty of free parking is available.

At the Expo, Historic Half and Semper Five participants will pick up their packets including the official bib with timing device, competitor shirt and event program. Guests are invited to visit over 70 vendor booths covering a range of activities and interests.

-Historic Half store offers Historic Half-branded apparel and souvenirs with epic designs
-The interactive Mary Washington Healthcare booth with blood pressure screening, outpatient therapists consultations, giveaways and more!
-GEICO provides great giveaways and a visit with the famous GEICO Gecko
-Pohanka Nissan's camouflaged-covered Nissan Frontier
-Trigger Point Dry Needling therapy demonstrations on Saturday afternoon by Select Physical Therapy...and much more from University of Mary Washington, MarathonFoto and First Command. Half marathoners can sign up for event morning kinesio taping courtesy of Select Physical Therapy.

All Historic Half and Semper Five participants are required to attend Packet Pick-up, located within the Healthy Lifestyle Expo to obtain the official bib with timing device and technical competitor shirt. Runners are required to bring the e-Card and a photo ID to Packet Pick-up.

    Runners are highly encouraged to pick up their own race materials and to verify personal information.

    Can I send someone to pick up my bib? The individual picking up the bib for a registered runner must present a hard copy of the completed e-Card with a copy of the runner's photo ID, as well as a copy of his/her ID. Please be sure to obtain the runner's preferred  shirt size. E-Cards are emailed to the registered runner before the event. Parents may sign waiver and retrieve packets for their children under 18 years of age.

    Packet Pick-up is not available on event morning.

    The Healthy Lifestyle Expo showcases running, wellness, fitness and diet while offering runners and guests the products, information, interactions and samples to expand and accelerate fitness goals.

    Interested in becoming a vendor or need more information? Please complete the vendor intent form or contact Tatiana Molina at tatiana.molina@usmc.mil or 703.432.1894, or Marc Goldman at marc.goldman@usmc.mil or 703.784.2113

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