A select group of runners have earned the honor and distinction of membership in the exclusive Iron Mile Company. This group consists of individuals who have participated in every Historic Half since the inaugural running in 2008. The name “Iron Mile Company” is a nod to the history of the greater Fredericksburg area. Nearby Spotsylvania was a frontier outpost named for Alexander Spotswood, Colonial Governor of Virginia. Spotswood founded a mining and smelting operation called the Iron Mines Company in 1725. The Iron Mines Company utilized the Rappahannock River as a key shipping channel and developed a road network to transport iron. Like the steely fortitude of the iron mined in Spotsylvania, Iron Mile Company members have shown dedication to the Historic Half.
Come celebrate the Marine Corps Historic Half’s tenth anniversary at a special breakfast event on Saturday, May 20 inside the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center ballroom, adjacent to the Healthy Lifestyle Expo.
The breakfast buffet is open to any 2017 participant and a guest at a cost of just $15 per person.
The breakfast includes guest speaker Bart Yasso, Chief Running Officer of Runner’s World, who will be making his first appearance at the event just prior to his retirement. Yasso will provide tips for running your best Historic Half and for conquering the infamous “Hospital Hill.” Yasso is one of a few who have completed marathons on every continent and is a fantastic speaker ready to motivate runners!
This festive gathering will commemorate the Historic Half as the “best half marathon in history” while recognizing the impressive Iron Mile Company, comprised of 135 runners who have participated in each Historic Half since the event began in 2008.