Weekend Events

Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend in Fredericksburg, VA kicks off with the Healthy Lifestyle Expo featuring Packet Pick-up on May 17-18, 2019.

Healthy Lifestyle Expo

All journeys through Fredericksburg during Historic Half Weekend begin at the Healthy Lifestyle Expo. More than 20,000 runners, supporters and fitness enthusiasts stroll through the Expo to visit 60+ booths featuring apparel, exercise, food, health and military appreciation.

Free and open to the public at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center (2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401).

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Semper 5ive

On Sunday, May 19, the five mile distance run hosts 2,000 runners on a journey from the quaint Fall Hill neighborhood, past downtown historical sites, inviting cafes, unique museums and lovely boutiques before arriving at Hospital Hill on the way to the impressive Historic Half finish line. All participants receive a technical short sleeve shirt. Finishers are awarded an impressive medal featuring an original design inspired by the Historic Half Weekend theme.

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Devil Dog Double

Runners will be able to “go for two” and scale Hospital Hill twice in one morning by participating in both, the five mile Semper 5ive and, then, the 13.1 mile Historic Half on Sunday, May 19, 2019.

Devil Dog Double participants will begin the morning at the start of the Semper 5ive in downtown Fredericksburg at 6:40 a.m. Runners must complete the five miler and cross the finish line by 7:30 a.m. before immediately beginning the Historic Half. The 13.1 mile course remains open until 11 a.m. A maximum pace of ten minutes-per-mile for the Semper 5ive portion of the challenge is required to participate.

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VIP Dinner

Celebrate the Historic Half at Eden Try Winery. Tickets are available to the Historic Half VIP dinner on Saturday, May 18 from 5:30-9 p.m. at this stunning 12-acre estate and private winery in historic Fredericksburg, VA. Shuttle transportation from the Healthy Lifestyle Expo to the VIP event will be provided. There will be no on-site parking available.

Join Marine Corps leadership and Fredericksburg officials at this celebratory gathering for a bbq dinner, entertainment and a special guest Marine Corps speaker. The award winning wedding venue will offer wine tastings for the first hour of the program for those age 21 and older. Guests can stroll the acres of manicured lawns, grape vines, terraced gardens, walking paths and ancient tree lines. A limited number of $40 tickets are available for purchase.