Marine Corps Historic Half

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Date of Event 05.18.2025
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.
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The 13.1 mile run in Fredericksburg, VA on May 18, 2025 at 6:00 a.m. boasts a fantastic finisher medal, terrific technical participant shirt and a start ceremony concluding with the blast of a vintage musket. Registration is now open.

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It’s the greatest half in history! Run through historic Fredericksburg from the retail hub of Central Park, through quaint downtown shops and restaurants, up Hospital Hill to a finish line bathed in stars and stripes. It’s a 13.1 mile journey with support from the U.S. Marines. Participants must be 14 years or older and able to maintain 17:30 minute mile pace.


military registration

MCMO is proud to honor those who sacrifice for our country day in and day out with discounted Military Registration for the 2025 Marine Corps Historic Half. Active Duty and Reservists should select the ‘Military Service Members’ category. The 20% discount is taken from the event’s early bird price and is applied to this category. Military registration will not fluctuate and will be open until the event is sold out.

Seeded runner program

To qualify as a seeded runner, an individual will be required to submit a marathon race result from a certified race (via a URL link).  The result must be from a race that has taken place within three years of the 2025 Marine Corps Historic Half race date.

Teams competition

Do you have a group of friends, classmates, service members or more that all run? The Marine Corps Marathon Organization is excited to announce the addition of an affiliated-based Teams competition to the live Marine Corps Historic Half. Gather your squad and get ready to take on the mission!


After registering, some runners determine they are unable to participate in the Historic Half. These runners may opt to transfer their entry to a non-registered runner or change events through the Transfer Program. Runners often find transfer partners on the MCM Facebook page. Additionally, the transfer program offers registered runners the opportunity to switch between Historic Half Weekend events.

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The Runcoach training program combines a dynamic app with 1:1 support from a certified coach.  On average, Runcoach Premium customers improve finishing times by 7%.  Take advantage of the discount within registration and run your best on race day.  Coaches Rosie, Cally, Alex & Tom are standing by to help you train right and run your best.  Race participant promotional pricing = $45 flat fee for Runcoach Premium access through race day. (Regular pricing = $24.95/month, $129.99/6-month, $199.99/12-month)

Refundable Registration

Participants who are concerned they may not be able to participate in a Marine Corps Marathon Organization event can pay an additional service fee (14% of all items purchased, excluding event processing fees) for a 100% refund. The service fee will be the only amount not refunded. Refundable registration must be purchased as part of the registration process. Participants cannot go back and purchase once registration is complete.

For more information on the perils covered by refundable registration visit:

Please note, refundable registration does not cover the following:

  • If the participant does not attend the event because they are concerned about the coronavirus (COVID-19) or are self-isolating without a positive COVID-19 test or other non-COVID-19 communicable diseases leading to quarantines or travel restrictions.
  • If event organizers cancel the race.
  • Processing fees associated with items (entry fee, ancillary products, etc.) purchased during the application process.


Between registration and participation, updates to a runner’s personal information may be necessary. Runners may send an email with specific changes to The corrected participant information may require several days before appearing in the database.

iron mile company

Named after the Iron Mines Company, a mining and smelting operation founded in nearby Spotsylvania in 1725, the 82 runners comprising the Iron Mile Company have completed every Marine Corps Historic Half since its inception in 2008.

Membership in this exclusive group must be maintained by continuing to run and finish the Historic Half every year. Since 2017, a finish in the Devil Dog Double also qualifies. The current company is comprised of 27 women and 49 men. The youngest runner is 32; the oldest is 77. Iron Mile members hail from 9 states with 23 runners from right here in Fredericksburg!

Each runner in the Iron Mile Company has displayed their dedication and resiliency by conquering the distance virtually in 2020 and 2021 before returning to once again run live in 2022 and 2023. Who will continue to be Iron Made in 2024?

Suni Edson

Trent Runyon

Carlos Mendes
Daniel Pannullo, Sr.
Simon Reynolds

North Carolina
Mary Castro
David DeHart

Paula Banks

Robert Abbott
Beth Muhlhauser
Robert Mulhauser
Daniel Payne

Anne Denton
Shannon Riffe-Orca

Michael Buck
Charles Cook

Richard Agnew, Jr.
Denver Alexander, III*
James Armond*
Francisco Barboza*
Jennifer Bonney
Kevin Bouffard*
Dennis Bradecamp*
Bob Brammer*
David Bridi*
Christopher Brock
Anthony Capizzi
Christopher Cella
Brett Chappell*
Annie Cocchiaro
Kim Crisp
Vic Culp*
Timothy Daniels*
Matthew Denson
Laurie Dishman
Rex Edwards
Sharon Firewicz*
Mark Glass*
Jim Gogan
Stephanie Hayden*
Julie Heflin*
Jeffrey Higgins*
Beth Howser
Jack Hyland*
Robyn Johnson
Joseph Kairys
Michael Kimes
Joseph Kingman*
Sandra Latta

Christian Lisco
Steve Lisco*
Nick Marino
Sylvia Nelson
Lance Nelson
Kerry O’Neill*
Odysseas Pentakalos
Debbie Pereira
Joe Pereira
Robert Platt
Thomas Presecan
Tammy Rall
Anna Sargent
Susan Snead
Joseph Soley
Amanda Stift
Lawrence Taber
Kelli Tate
Aubrey Treakle
Donna Ubben
Gregory Ubben
Vickie Veley
Jerry Warden
Dan Weidensaul
Cindy Whitehead*
Amy Wilmerton*
Gary Winch

*Local to Fredericksburg

Register for the Marine Corps Marathon Weekend

Recognized for impeccable organization on an iconic course managed by the US Marines in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital, the Marine Corps Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the US and the world. Known as ‘the best marathon for beginners,’ the MCM is the largest marathon in the world that doesn’t offer prize money, earning its nickname, “The People’s Marathon.” The weekend also offers the MCM10K and MCM50K.