Media Services

Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend will be hosted in Fredericksburg, VA on Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17.

The Marine Corps Historic Half includes three distance events, the Historic Half marathon (13.1 miles), the Historic 10K (6.2 miles) and Semper Fred 5K (3.1 miles) with 10,000 participants from across the United States.

David McCallum

Historic Half Weekend events kick off at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15 with a public opening of the Healthy Lifestyle Expo located at 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway. Participants for each Historic Half event will pick up their official bib and event-day materials while visiting the Expo on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On Saturday, actor David McCallum, known as Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard, Chief Medical Examiner on the "NCIS" television drama will greet runners and their families and be available to media inside the Expo starting at 1 p.m. McCallum is serving as honorary starter of the this year's Marine Corps Historic Half.

The Marine Corps Historic Half, Historic 10K and Semper Fred 5K start at 7 a.m. in three separate locations, but all events finish together under the Historic Half arch spanning over Carl D. Silver Parkway, in Fredericksburg's Central Park. 

Start locations:
Marine Corps Historic Half - Carl D. Silver Parkway, adjacent to Wegmans
Historic 10K - Fall Hill & Virginia Avenue
Semper Fred 5K - Fall Hill Avenue & Route 1/Jefferson Davis Highway

Media credential confirmation will be sent via email as requests are approved by the Historic Half Public Relations Coordinator. A Historic half media credential is required to cover any Historic Half event.

Please complete this form to receive consideration for Historic Half Media Credentials.

Contact: Tami Faram, Historic Half Public Relations Coordinator at or 703-432-1840 for questions.

Media parking is available adjacent to the Historic half start/finish line on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking passes can be picked up with media credentials, or contact the Historic Half Public Relations Coordinator.

Media Credential Pick-up
Friday, May 15 & Saturday, May 16
Media can obtain credentials inside the Historic Half Media Center located inside the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center.

Hours of Operation:
Friday, May 15
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 16
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, May 17
On Historic Half event day, Media can pick up credentials at the Media Tent located inside the Wegmans parking lot on Carl D. Silver Parkway.

The Media Tent opens at 5:30 a.m. for credential pick-up
Event-day opening ceremonies begin at 6:30 a.m.

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For media information and photo requests, contact Tami Faram, MCM Public Relations at (703) 432-1840 or

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