Visit the Expo

The gateway to the Historic Half! At the Healthy Lifestyle Expo, Historic Half Weekend participants pick up their packets including the official bib with timing device, competitor shirt and event program. Runners and supporters stop by selfie spots, meet celebrity guests, hear from experts in Speaker Square and visit over 60 vendor booths covering a range of fitness activities, wellness products and active interests.

When & Where

Free and open to the public, the Healthy Lifestyle Expo including Packet Pick-up will be held at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center (2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401) on:

  • Friday, May 18, 2018 from 12:00 (noon) to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Expo opening ceremonies commence at 11:30 a.m. on Friday. Located within Central Park shopping area and adjacent to Wegmans, the Historic Half Healthy Lifestyle Expo boasts plenty of free parking is available.

  • Historic Half store offers Historic Half-branded apparel and souvenirs with epic designs
  • The interactive Mary Washington Healthcare booth with screenings, consultations, giveaways and a simulated treadmill climb of Hospital Hill
  • Signup for a chance to be on Team GEICO Running at the GEICO booth. Winners receive a GEICO dri-fit shirt that if worn during the Historic Half entitles runner to a post-event sports massage at the GEICO tent in the Finish Festival.
  • Pohanka Nissan's camouflaged-covered Nissan Frontier

...and much more from University of Mary Washington, MarathonFoto and First Command.

Hands-Only CPR

As an approved American Red Cross Service Provider, Historic Half sponsor Cogent Steps will offer free Citizen CPR training at the Marine Corps Historic Half Healthy Lifestyle Expo to teach hands-only CPR. Cogent Steps, LLC, is an independent, woman and service disabled veteran owned small business, serving as consultants for a myriad of related services under Emergency Management.

Packet Pick-up

All Historic Half Weekend 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. e-Cards are emailed to all participants in the weeks prior to the event.

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

For runners unable to attend Packet Pick-up, proxy pick-up is an available option. Runners may designate an individual to obtain their bib and event materials. 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.

Become a Exhibitor

Showcase and sell your product to motivated masses as part of Historic Half Weekend in Fredericksburg, VA. Purchase a booth to introduce or make available your product to more than 25,000 runners and guests from the national capital region as well as more than 35 states and all branches of the military. A great spring weekend event with advantageously priced booths in a big time event setting.

For more information, contact Tatiana Molina at or 703.432.1894, or Marc Goldman at or 703.784.2113

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