Marine Corps Historic Half

Days Till Event 334
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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weekend event schedule

eventdate & timetypelocation
Healthy Lifestyle Expo Opening CeremonyMay 17, 2025 8:30 – 9AM ESTCeremonyFredericksburg Convention Center
Healthy LifeStyle ExpoMay 17, 2025 9AM – 6 PM ESTTradeshowFredericksburg Convention Center
Oscar Mike ReceptionMay 17, 2025 6 PM ESTReceptionTBD
Marine Corps Historic HalfMay 18, 2025 6 AM EST StartRaceCarl D. Silver Pwky
MCHH Finish FestivalMay 18, 2025 6:30 AM – 12 PM ESTFestivalWegman’s Parking Lot

Healthy LifeStyle Expo

At the Healthy Lifestyle Expo Saturday, May 17 9am-6pm at the Fredericksburg Convention Center, 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. Admission is free!


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, beer garden hosted by Stone Brewing, activities and post-event celebrations!

HH Finish Festival

Stone Brewing

Founded in 1996, Stone Brewing pioneered the West Coast Style IPA, helping to fuel the modern craft beer revolution and inspire generations of hop fanatics.

  • Decades-long Legacy of leading the craft beer revolution
  • “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” (BeerAdvocate Magazine)
  • A wide range of beers from celebrated IPAs to Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager
  • Distributed in all 50 States and 40+ Countries
  • Breweries in Escondido, CA and Richmond, VA plus six Stone Brewing Tap Room and Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens locations

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.