The Marine Corps Historic Half starts at 6 a.m. on Carl D. Silver Parkway in Fredericksburg, Va. with the blast of the Howitzer.
Pre-MCHH: At the Start line
WP 1: Cowan Boulevard and Hospital Drive
WP 2: Sunken Road
WP 3: Washington Avenue
WP 4: Sophia and Lewis Streets
WP 5: Mary Washington Boulevard
WP 6: Cowan Boulevard and Hospital Drive
WP 7: Cowan Boulevard and Carl D. Silver Parkway
Finish: Bottled water from Wegmans and individually wrapped Nuun Sport tablet will be distributed in the hospitality area.
FS 1: Charlotte and Caroline Streets – Honey Stinger Energy Chews: Fruit Smoothie
FS 2: Fall Hill and Linden Avenues – Jelly Belly Sport Beans: Variety
Jelly Belly Sport Beans will be available on the course. Jelly Belly Sport Beans assorted mix which includes a random mix of these flavors: berry, pear, fruit punch, lemon lime, orange, and green apple. Visit www.sportbeans.com.
Five Aid Stations provide basic medical and Basic Life Support care along the Historic Half course with support from proud sponsor, Mary Washington Healthcare, individuals from area Military Medical clinics and hospitals as well as other volunteers.
Fredericksburg Emergency Medical Services (EMS), along with mutual aid partners from the surrounding areas, provide bike teams, medical gators and EMS transport in support of the event. Each Aid Station is equipped with an AED, as well as other medical supplies needed to care for Historic Half participants. Aid Stations are located:
Participants should use the clear plastic bag provided at Packet Pick-up to store personal items on event day. Check the bag at the Baggage Tent near the start/finish location in the Wegman’s parking lot and retrieve baggage from the same location after a successful finish.
The Historic Half searches for local and regional musicians, performers, and cheer squads to entertain participants along the 13.1 mile course in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This year’s entertainment lineup features:
With the Rappahannock River rushing in the background, carefully selected images of fallen service members and boldly waving American flags will line the edges of the canal path along Old Mill Park. Highlighted as the most patriotic mile on a race course, the wear blue Mile will inspire and motivate. To honor a fallen service member with wear blue: run to remember at the Historic Half, please visit http://www.wearblueruntoremember.org/marine-corps-historic. wear blue: run to remember is a national nonprofit dedicated to empowering families of the fallen, supporting our military and their families, and remembering the service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Awards are presented to the overall male and female winners as well as the age category top finishers of each event.
Finisher Certificates may be accessed by clicking the arrow next to a runner name on the results page. Each runner may individualize the certificate by selecting up to four badges that reflect the runner’s experience at the MCHH. Options include: First timer, PR, Running in Honor, Marine Spouse and First MCHH among others. Certificates feature overall, gender and age group rankings.
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.