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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, 10K and 5K will be held at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center (2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA  22401) on:

  • Friday, May 15 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 16 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, Historic 10K and Semper Fred 5K 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. View a map of the Expo floor!

-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, Historic 10K and Semper Fred 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.

Historic Half e-card
Historic 10K e-card
Semper Fred e-card
Historic Half charity e-card

    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.

    Speakers Square
    Learn. Be energized. Celebrate. Visit Speaker Square at the Historic Half Lifestyle Expo on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16. Located adjacent to the Historic Half Store, Speaker Square presents experts, celebrities and entertainers.

    On Friday, hear from Nate Brooks of local running store VA Runner discussing the importance of selecting proper footwear.

    Saturday boasts a bonanza of spirited activity starting with MCM Director Rick Nealis. Runners have heard of Hospital Hill, but Nealis will shed light on all the ups and downs of the Marine Corps Historic Half course and other tales from 20 years at the helm of the MCM.

    Get your groove on with GoGo Fitness! Penny Cortez and her troupe combine flair and fitness in one electrifying class. Her comprehensive fitness organization offers classes including Da-GoGo, Da-Gospel, and Da-Burn.

    David McCallum, best known as "Ducky" on the hit series NCIS, will take stage, encourage runners and be available for photos and autographs.

    Miss the dish on proper footwear? Never fear! VA Runner will return to the platform on Saturday afternoon for an encore presentation.

    "Shake it out" with Dance Trance Fredericksburg, a boutique dance and fitness studio offering the hottest trends in group fitness.

    Friday, May 15
    5:00 p.m. - VA RUnner

    Saturday, May 16
    11:00 a.m. - Rick Nealis, MCM Director
    12:30 p.m. - GoGo Fitness 
    1:00 p.m. - Meet and Greet "Ducky" of NCIS
    2:00 p.m. - VA Runner
    2:30 p.m. - Dance Trance Fitness

    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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