Marine Corps Historic Half

Days Till Event 76
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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weekend event schedule

eventdate & timetypelocation
Healthy Lifestyle Expo Opening CeremonyMay 18, 2024 8:30 – 9AM ESTCeremonyFredericksburg Convention & Expo Center
Healthy LifeStyle ExpoMay 18, 2024 9AM – 6 PM ESTTradeshowFredericksburg Convention & Expo Center
Oscar Mike ReceptionMay 18, 2024 6 PM ESTReception718 Venue, Fredericksburg, VA
Marine Corps Historic HalfMay 19, 2024 6 AM EST StartRaceCarl D. Silver Pwky
MCHH Finish FestivalMay 19, 2024 6:30 AM – 12 PM ESTFestivalWegman’s Parking Lot

Healthy LifeStyle Expo

At the Healthy Lifestyle Expo, Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend participants pick up their packets including the official bib with timing device and competitor shirt. Runners and supporters stop by selfie spots, meet celebrity guests and visit vendor booths covering a range of fitness activities, wellness products and active interests.


Connect with a motivated crowd at the Marine Corps Historic Half Healthy Lifestyle Expo! Sample, sell, promote, and demonstrate to more than 25,000 runners and guests from the national capital region, the majority of all 50 states and all branches of military. Held indoors, the Expo is free to the public and conveniently located near restaurants, shops and Historic Downtown Fredericksburg. Take action to participate in Fredericksburg’s most impactful economic event and register for a booth your choice at the Expo. It is a great spring weekend event with advantageously priced booths in a big time event setting.

For more information about exhibiting at the Healthy Lifestyle Expo, please email

finish festival

A triumphant moment when participants reach the Historic Half finish line. Runners are motivated by the cheering masses lining the street on the final approach. Runners reach the massive stars and stripes archway signaling mission complete. Standing just inside the finish area, awaiting Marines present the symbol of accomplishment-a finisher medal. Runners enjoy this moment of mutual respect as the Marines extend congratulations to the runners and the runners expresses gratitude for the Marines service to our country. Runners proceed to the new Finish Festival location near the Wegman’s parking lot featuring sponsor booths, activities and post-event celebrations!

HH Finish Festival

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.