Marine Corps Historic Half

Days Till Event 26
Date of Event 05.19.2024
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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Event parking

The Marine Corps Historic Half start is situated adjacent to Fredericksburg’s Central Park shopping district with plenty of free parking within walking distance.

On event morning, participants and spectators can walk to the Historic Half start line from the many parking opportunities available within Central Park, the shopping complex in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with over 200 stores, restaurants and businesses. The complex is located near the intersection of Interstate 95 and State Route 3. The Historic Half start and finish is located at the end of the main Central Park road-Carl D Silver Parkway.

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road closures

The Marine Corps Historic Half will begin at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2024 with street closures affecting the Fredericksburg area beginning at 3:00 a.m. until approximately 11 a.m., depending on the location.


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MChh Hotels

In partnership with Jems Hospitality, we’ve secured discounted rates at a selection of Fredericksburg hotels. Through Jems, we’re able to offer you convenient and affordable options for your trip to the 2024 Marine Corps Historic Half. Jems is the only hotel provider endorsed by Marine Corps Historic Half, and we encourage you to book through them early for the best selection and price.

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Step into historic downtown Fredericksburg to find a place steeped in historic, culture and modern amenities. Fredericksburg’s rich history dates back to the early 18th century. George Washington grew up across the river from Fredericksburg, and the City is still dotted with remnants of the Washington family’s footprints. Fredericksburg contributed heavily to the American cause during the Revolutionary War, and Thomas Jefferson and others met here to draft the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. Many buildings of the era still line the streets of Fredericksburg. Located halfway between the two Civil War capitals, Washington, D.C., and Richmond, VA, Fredericksburg was battered bloody for three years.

Today’s Fredericksburg has preserved its memories well. Its large downtown historic district is dotted with Colonial structures and reminders of those who lived and worked here. Its Civil War past is inescapable. A major National Park interprets the battles, and the city still shows its glories and its scars. While its history is rich, Fredericksburg’s best days lie ahead. Its highly walkable Historic District is filled with topnotch restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, parks and retail stores. The Rappahannock River Heritage Trail takes a beautiful 3-mile loop around the city, including a particularly lovely stretch along the Rappahannock River. Central Park offers another terrific shopping and dining destination. We know you will enjoy your stay!

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Register for the Marine Corps Historic Half

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.