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Marine Corps Historic Half

Every May, Fredericksburg, Virginia hosts the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon, dubbed “the greatest half in history”.  The course covers 13.1 miles of the city, including parts of historic Downtown and the infamous “Hospital Hill”.  Cheering crowds and members of the US Marine Corps line the streets to support runners.  Local businesses, including a number of veteran owned businesses, are proud to support the runners. 

Countdown to the 2023 Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon!








Register Now for the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon.

Historic Half Marathon Weekend 2024

Plan a whole weekend in Fredericksburg! On Saturday, stop by the Fredericksburg Convention Center for your packet pick-up. Spend the rest of Saturday exploring the city and its history, eating at local chef-owned restaurants, and taking in the art and scenic outlooks. On Sunday, conquer Hospital Hill and Run with the Marines in the 17th Annual Marine Corps Historic Half. Afterwards, celebrate at a local craft brewery, meadery or one of the other local watering holes.

Register   Find a Hotel   Packet Pick Info

Maps/Parking Info

2024 Historic Half Maps

​​🗺️ Historic Half Impact Map

​​🗺️​ Historic Half Course Map

📝 Historic Road Closure List with Times


Show your bib/medal for discounts

Get rewarded for your run! – Show your bib or medal to receive a discount at the locations below:

Card Cellar – 915 Caroline St
10% off purchase

City Vino – 810 Caroline St
10% off a bottle of wine

Curio Wine Bar & Tasting Room –  209 William St
Celebrating Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon runners with $5 Strawberry Chardonnay Sangria Spritzers, Frizzantes, and Mimosas.

Italian Station – 620 Caroline St
Free coffee for all marines

Made in Virginia & Sippin’ Pop – 920 Caroline St
5% off total purchase

Orofino Restaurant – 1006 Caroline St
10% off in-house dining meal

Peacaloo Boutique – 720 Caroline St
20% off purchase

Suad’s Majles Coffee Shop – 2619 Princess Anne St
10% off

Sugar and Spruce – 726 Caroline St
10% off Muscle Run (while supplies last)

Tapa Rio – 1101 Sophia St
Free order of patatas bravas with coupon. Pick up your coupon at the Visit Fredericksburg booth during the Healthy Expo.

Taste Oil Vinegar Spice – 815 Caroline St
10% off total purchase

Whitby’s – 703 Caroline St
10% off purchase

Wren & Sparrow – 807 Caroline St
10% off purchase


Weekend Activities

Explore the many facets of Fredericksburg based on your particular interests: