Records Book

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.


Time
Men
Time
Women
2008
1:08:51 Tim Young
Fredericksburg, VA
1:23:59 Mary Kate Bailey
Arlington, VA
2009
1:06:57 Tim Young
Fredericksburg, VA
1:28:33 Kristin Herring
Elizabeth City, NC
2010 1:14:40 Steve Hammel
Arlington, VA
1:26:26 Kristin Herring
Elizabeth City, NC
2011
1:13:53 Wyatt Boyd
Washington, DC
1:21:27 Lanni Marchant
Lansing, MI
2012
1:11:33
Bert Jacoby
Fredericksburg, VA
1:21:56
Courtney Chapman
Norfolk, VA
2013 1:11:05

Patrick Fernandez
Alexandria, VA
1:24:27

Laura Garrow
Blacksburg, VA
2014 1:05:09

Tim Young
Fredericksburg, VA
1:25:18

Stephanie Fulmer
Arlington, VA
2015 1:14:59 Stephen Harrison
Fredericksburg, VA
1:27:33 Britta Ultz Baxter
King George, VA
2016 1:11:06 Mark Hopely
Fredericksburg, VA
1:25:24 Britta Ultz Baxter
King George, VA

Awards

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.

Distinguished Participants

In partnership with Always Advancing, the MCM will also present the Distinguished Participant medal to runners who have participated in four events during 2017 including Historic Half distance events (13.1, Semper 5ive, Devil Dog Double) in May; Run Amuck or Belleau Wood in June; the Quantico Tri or Quantico 12K in August; and the Turkey Trot 10K in November.

Participation by Year

Year Historic Half
Semper 5iveDevil Dog Double
2008 3,826 n/an/a
2009 4,960 n/an/a
2010 5,433 n/an/a
2011 5,679 n/an/a
2012
6,005
n/an/a
2013
6,290
n/an/a
2014
6,023
n/an/a
2015
6,245 n/an/a
2016 5,716 1,267n/a
2017 5,177 1,186454
Total: 55,373 2,453454

Course Records

Men Women
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.

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