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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.

-129 Days

Until Event Day May 17th

Update Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(3.31.20) Following the guidance of government and health officials, the Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) has announced that 2020 Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend events, scheduled for Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17 have been cancelled to support the wellbeing of the running community, residents, Marines and partners. A refund on registration fees will not be provided. The MCMO has prioritized rewarding the loyalty of registered runners while offering alternative solutions for registered runners to participate in Historic Half Weekend.

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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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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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​Father’s Day Spotlight: Robert Davies

“In the early years, we typically warmed up a full mile and then every half mile we took a small walking break. The point wasn’t for her to get a specific time, but rather to enjoy the race journey, high five every Marine on the course and earn her shirt and medal.”

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Running Side by Side Half a World Apart

Every year, thousands of runners converge in Fredericksburg to #RunWithTheMarines during the iconic Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend. And although the coronavirus pandemic resulted in the cancellation of the 2020 live event scheduled for Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17, participants had the opportunity to run the events virtually.

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