2017 Historic Half Winners
Mark Hopely from Fredericksburg, VA won the 2017 Historic Half with a time of 1:10:38.
Alexandra Cassar from Bellevue, Nebraska was the first female finisher of the 2017 Historic Half with a time of 1:29:36.
2017Semper 5ive Winners
The Semper 5ive presented by Navy Federal Credit Union, was held in conjunction with the Historic Half. Yonel Admasu, 20, of Fairfax, VA, was the top finisher, completing the event in 27:20.
The female runners were led by Savannah Roark, 14, of Spotsylvania, who won the event in 33:33.
2017 Devil Dog Double Winners
The inaugural Devil Dog Double, was held on May 21,2017, in conjunction with the Historic Half. Joshua Novack, 36, of Annandale, VA, was the top finisher, completing the Semper 5ive portion of the course in 33:51 and Historic Half in 1:24:49.
The female runners were led by Stefanie Shimanskey, 27, of Winter Springs, FL who ran the Semper 5ive in 33:59 and Historic Half in 1:30:35.
|1:23:59||Mary Kate Bailey
Elizabeth City, NC
Elizabeth City, NC
|1:27:33||Britta Ultz Baxter
King George, VA
|1:25:24||Britta Ultz Baxter
King George, VA
The Marine Corps Historic Half awards ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. on event morning at the finish line. More than 100 awards will be earned in the 13.1, Semper 5ive and Devil Dog Double events.
The following awards are presented event morning:
- Half Overall: top three male and female awards
- Top Military Finisher presented by BAE Systems: top male and female
- Semper 5ive Overall: top three male and female awards
- Semper 5ive Masters: top male and female
- Devil Dog Double Overall: top male and female
The following awards will be presented at a special ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on June 7, at Pohanka Nissan of Fredericksburg (5200 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksubrg, VA). Winners will be notified by email and invited to attend the age awards presentation.
- Historic Half Individual Awards:
Top three males and females: ages 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
- Half Masters: top male and female
- Semper 5ive Individual Awards:
Top male and female: ages 9 and under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
- Devil Dog Double:
Top male and female: ages 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Devil Dog Double participants are not eligible for Historic Half or Semper 5ive awards.
In partnership with Always Advancing, the MCM will also present the Distinguished Participant medal to runners who have participated in four events during 2018 including Historic Half distance events (13.1, Semper 5ive, Devil Dog Double) in May; Run Amuck or Belleau Wood 8K in June; the Quantico Tri or Quantico 12K in August; and the Turkey Trot 10K in November.
Participation by Year
||Semper 5ive||Devil Dog Double|
|2014||Tim Young||1:05:09||2011||Lanni Marchant||1:21:17|
|2009||Tim Young||1:06:57||2012||Courtney Chapman||1:21:56|
|2008||Tim Young||1:08:51||2008||Mary Kate Bailey||1:23:59|
|2009||Aaron Church||1:10:05||2013||Laura Garrow||1:24:27|
|2013||Patrick Fernandez||1:11:05||2008||Martha Merz||1:24:51|
FXBG 26.2 Challenge
Don’t stop at the Historic Half finish line? The Fredericksburg Marathon Challenge adds 13.1 miles to the Historic Half with the Blue/Gray Half-Marathon in December, offering additional awards to runners completing both events. Awards will be determined by combined running times. It's another opportunity to enjoy historic Fredericksburg during the holiday season. Be sure to check runfarc.com for more upcoming information!
FARC is a member of the Road Runners Club of America. Members of the Fredericksburg Area Runners Club believe that running enhances both the health and happiness of participants. The club, in furtherance of this objective, will promote and encourage recreational running in the Fredericksburg community through education of the community on the benefits of physical fitness and sport."
About Always Advancing
Always Advancing is the world renowned manufacturer of awards, finisher medals, athletic apparel and promotional products for endurance events. This team of experienced designers and account managers work hard to ensure that each project is handled with care and extreme attention to detail. Always Advancing's goal is to accurately capture the spirit of each event with the designs and products that they produce.
An Epic Run Historic Half
Great medal + Amazing crowds + Terrific weekend getaway + the Marines=an Instant Running Favorite. The Marine Corps Historic Half features colonial sites, a quaint downtown and the now famous Hospital Hill. Registration for the Half, Semper 5ive and Devil Dog Double opens on January 17, 2018.