Historic Half

The 13.1 mile run in Fredericksburg, VA on May 22, 2022 at 7:00am boasts a fantastic finisher medal, terrific technical participant shirt and a start ceremony concluding with the shout of a town crier and the blast of a vintage musket. Registration is now open.


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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. It’s a 13.1 mile journey with support from the U.S. Marines. Participants must be 10 years or older and able to maintain 17 minute mile pace.

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Semper 5ive

On the same morning as the Marine Corps Historic Half, the Semper 5ive starts in downtown Fredericksburg, scales Hospital Hill and crosses the same finish as the Half. Finishers receive a unique and patriotic medal. All participants get a technical shirt and commemorative bib.

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Devil Dog Double

Double the challenge and conquer the Semper 5ive AND Marine Corps Historic Half: the Devil Dog Double, a one day, two event combination with three medals.

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Virtual Registration

You asked and we listened! Virtual options are back by popular demand. A limited number of entries will be available for participants who choose to take on 5, 13.1 or 18.1 miles. Virtual finishers will not be eligible for the Distinguished Participant medal or the Semper Fidelis Challenge.

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Participant Bib

Registered virtual runners may download a personal participant bib to wear or display. Bibs are now available.

To Download your Virtual Bib:

  • Log into your Participant Account (username is your email)
  • Click “Your Registrations”
  • Click on your Historic Half event registration
  • Click “Download Your Virtual Bib"

Connect a wearable

Participants have the option to link their personal wearables to their account to track their mileage and submit results. This should be done prior to starting your virtual event. Log into your participant account to view wearable options.

To sync your wearable:

  • Connect your wearable device.
  • Click on “Your devices” at the top of the screen and click "Connect" under your device.
  • Follow the steps to connect.
  • You will be prompted to log into your wearable device

Submitting Results

Runners are encouraged to submit their results through participant account in Haku.

Results may be submitted via a link to a public page from an app, a screenshot, a photo of a watch or treadmill or directly from a supported wearable device. Ensure to record both distance and time in your submission. Participants have until May 22, 2022 to input their finisher data.

To submit results manually:

  • Log into Participant Account
  • Click “Your Registrations”
  • Click on the specific event registration
  • Scroll to the bottom of registration information
  • Enter total finish time, distance completed and additional information.
  • Enter proof of finish time via link or photo (optional)
  • Click “Save” to complete your submission

To submit results from synced device:

  • Log into Participant Account
  • Click “Your Registrations.”
  • Select the event you are submitting time for
  • Click “Submit Activity” and “Log New Activity.”
  • Select “Add From Wearable.”
  • The data from your device will be displayed
  • Click “Select” to choose an activity to submit as your results.

Finisher Certificates

To download your virtual finisher certificate:

  • Log into Participant Account
  • Click “Your Registrations”
  • On the right side, click on "See Your Finisher Details"
  • Click on "View Your Results"
  • Click on "Download Finisher Certificate"

Refundable Registration

Participants who are concerned they may not be able to participate in a Marine Corps Marathon Organization event can pay an additional service fee (12% of all items purchased, excluding event processing fees) for a 100% refund. The service fee will be the only amount not refunded. Refundable registration must be purchased as part of the registration process. Participants cannot go back and purchase once registration is complete.

For more information on the perils covered by refundable registration visit: https://refundable.me/haku/.

Please note, refundable registration does not cover the following:

  • If the participant does not attend the event because they are concerned about the coronavirus (COVID-19) or are self-isolating without a positive COVID-19 test or other non-COVID-19 communicable diseases leading to quarantines or travel restrictions.
  • If event organizers cancel the race.
  • Processing fees associated with items (entry fee, ancillary products, etc.) purchased during the application process.


After registering, some runners determine they are unable to participate in the Historic Half or desire to switch to a shorter distance event. These runners may opt to transfer their entry to a non-registered runner or change events through the Transfer Program. Runners often find transfer partners on the MCM Facebook page. Additionally, the transfer program offers registered runners the opportunity to switch between Historic Half Weekend events.

For registered runners who wish to transfer to a different Historic Half Weekend event, please contact MCM Customer Service.

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Semper Fidelis Challenge

You can once again conquer the Semper Fidelis Challenge in 2022! Runners who successfully complete the following LIVE events will be eligible:

  • Marine Corps Historic Half (MCHH) or the Devil Dog Double on May 22, 2022
  • Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) or MCM50K on October 30, 2022.

Finishers will receive an exclusive Semper Fidelis Challenge medal, in addition to the individual race medals, upon completion of the MCM or MCM50K.


For this year, runners will register individually for each race. Registration for the MCHH Events opens on December 1, 2021 and registration for the MCM Weekend Events opens on February 16, 2022. Deferred registrations will count toward the challenge as long as the runner finishes the live event in 2022. The Marine Corps Marathon Organization will track who qualifies for the challenge in-house.

Distinguished Participation

Presented by Fleet Feet, the Distinguished Participant medal will be presented to runners who have participated in four specific LIVE events in 2022 including:

  • One of the Historic Half events (13.1, Semper 5ive or Devil Dog Double);
  • Crossroads Trail 15K or Belleau Wood 8K in June
  • Quantico 12K in August
  • And the Turkey Trot 10K or Mile in November.

The Distinguished Participant medal, recognizing a year-long commitment to running with the Marines, is awarded to qualified runners after they finish the live and in-person Turkey Trot in November.

Iron Mile Company

Named after the Iron Mines Company, a mining and smelting operation founded in nearby Spotsylvania in 1725, the 96 runners comprising the Iron Mile Company have completed every Marine Corps Historic Half since its inception in 2008.

Membership in this exclusive group must be maintained by continuing to run and finish the Historic Half every year. Since 2017, a finish in the Devil Dog Double also qualifies. The current company is comprised of 34 women and 62 men. The youngest runner is 29; the oldest is 74. Iron Mile members hail from 8 states and the District of Columbia, with 28 of these runners from right here in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia!

Each runner in the Iron Mile Company has displayed their dedication and resiliency by conquering the distance virtually in 2020 and 2021. Who will continue to be Iron made?

Suni Edson

Amanda Stift

Charles Cook
David Huryk
Andrew Kimmell
Carlos Mendes
Daniel Pannullo, Sr.
Simon Reynolds
Samuel Santos

North Carolina
Mary Castro

New York
Daniel Payne

Paula Banks
Aimee Delach
Anne Denton

Rob Abbott
Robert Muhlhauser
Beth Muhlhauser

Shannon Riffe-Orca

Richard Agnew
Denver Alexander, III*
James Armond*
Tammy Bagdasarian
Francisco Barboza*
Jennifer Bonney*
Kevin Bouffard*
Dennis Bradecamp*
Bob Brammer*
David Bridi*
Christopher Brock
Michael Buck*
Anthony Capizzi
Craig Carney
Dennis Carr*
Kevin Caskey
Christopher Cella
Brett Chappell*
Kim Crisp
Vic Culp*
Timothy Daniels
Matthew Denson*
Laurie Dishman
Bryan Dunn
Kathy Early
Rex Edwards
Sharon Firewicz*
Mark Glass*
Jim Gogan
Stephanie Hayden*
Julie Heflin*
Jeffrey Higgins*
Beth Howser
Jack Hyland*
Robyn Johnson
Joseph Kairys
Michael Kimes
Joseph Kingman*
Sandra Latta
Evan Lewis
Laura Linville
Steve Lisco*
Christian Lisco*
Gilbert Macias
Nick Marino
Keith Martens*
Alana McCullough
Sylvia Nelson
Lance Nelson
Harry Oldland, III*
Kerry O’Neill*
Odysseas Pentakalos
Debbie Pereira
Joe Pereira
Robert Platt
Thomas Presecan
Tammy Rall
Randy Robillard
Daniel Roeder
William Rysanek
Anna Sargent
Carol Shelton*
Susan Snead
George Snead*
Joseph Soley
Lawrence Taber
Greg Ubben
Donna Ubben
Vickie Veley
Jerry Warden
Dan Weidensaul
Kelli White
Cindy Whitehead*
Amy Wilmerton
Gary Winch
John Wolff

Washington D.C.
Annie Cocchiaro
Megan Johnson

*Local to Fredericksburg

Official Training Shirt

Train for history with the exclusive 2022 Historic Half Weekend training shirt.

This specially designed short sleeve technical shirt is a must have for any runner determined to conquer Hospital Hill this May. Whether you are taking on 5, 13.1 or 18.1 miles, this highly breathable, moisture-wicking tee is perfect for all your warm training runs.

Purchase price includes shipping and handling. Shirts will be processed for mailing each Monday thru May 9, 2022.

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Between registration and participation, updates to a runner's personal information may be necessary. Runners may send an email with specific changes to mcmcustomerservice@usmc-mccs.org. The corrected participant information may require several days before appearing in the database.