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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.

63 Days

Until Event Day May 20th

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 on May 21, 2017.

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4.97 Facts about the Belleau Wood 8K

In 2018, the Marine Corps will commemorate a battle that occurred a century ago in a wooded area outside Paris. Accordingly, the MCM will unveil a new running event. Here are 4.97 facts runners need to know about the new Belleau Wood 8K.

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What Four Events Qualify for Distinguished Participant Status?

The Distinguished Participant medal is the most limited in release of all the awards distributed by the MCM organization. Ambitious runners who seek to earn this rare hardware should plan to #RunWithTheMarines on four event dates and choose from eight different distances to meet the requirements.

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