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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 scenic course tours colonial sites and the quaint downtown before scaling the now-famous Hospital Hill on the way to the stars-and-stripes adorned finish and the US Marines. Along the way, runners pass significant landmarks dating back to the nation’s beginnings and notable neighborhoods that were home to America’s forefathers, including Presidents George Washington and James Monroe. Great medal + Amazing crowds + Terrific weekend getaway= an instant favorite.

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Conquer Hospital Hill

An Epic Spring Half

Healthy Lifestyle Expo

The Healthy Lifestyle Expo hosts Packet Pick-up and showcases more than 60 booths.

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Event Info

From start to finish and all points in between, the Marines have organized a motivating, patriotic and fun half marathon through historic Fredericksburg, VA.

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Historic Info

Semper 5ive

Historic Half Weekend includes the Semper 5ive, a five mile distance run.

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Transportation

Parking, shuttles and more transportation details to remove stress from event morning.

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Devil Dog Double

Scale Hospital Hill twice by participating in both, Semper 5ive and then, the Historic Half.

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​Operation Desert Storm 30th Anniversary Marked with Virtual 218-Miler

In honor of the 30th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, also known as the liberation of Kuwait, the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) will host the virtual Desert Storm 218 Miler. Runners ages 10 and up will have the opportunity to complete 218 miles—the approximate distance the Marines covered upon arrival between the main airport in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia to the middle of Kuwait City.

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National Family Health and Fitness Day

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