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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.  In addition to the Historic Half Marathon, events include the Semper 5ive five-mile race (which include Hospital Hill) and the Devil Dog Double, where runners run both races consecutively.

Countdown to the 2023 Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon!








Register Now for the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon, Semper 5ive or the Devil Dog Double

Historic Half Marathon Weekend 2023

Plan a whole weekend in Fredericksburg! Arrive on Friday and stop by the Fredericksburg Expo Center for packet pickup. Be sure to stop by the FXBG booth to pick up maps and guides. Spend the rest of Friday and 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 16th Annual Marine Corps Historic Half, Semper 5ive and Devil Dog Double. 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

Check back for the 2023 maps

​​🗺️ Impact Map

​​🗺️ Road Closure List

​​🗺️​ Historic Half Course Map

​​🗺️​ Semper5ive Course Map

​​🗺️​ Devil Dog Double Course Map

Show your bib/medal for discounts

foode – 10% off your food bill
900 Princess Anne St

Kimman’s Co – Gift with purchase
1004 Caroline St

Made in Virginia Store – 10% off your bill
920 Caroline St

The Pig Pitt – 20/% off your meal
1017 Sophia St

Ristorante Renato – 13.1% off your food bill
422 William St

Sugar and Spruce – 20% off Muscle Relief Salt Soak
726 Caroline St

Taste Oil Vinegar Spice – 10% off
815 Caroline St



Saturday's Shuttle to Downtown

Once you visit the Healthy Expo, hop on the shuttle to visit downtown Fredericksburg. Enjoy a bite to eat and some shopping. You can get discounts with your race bib. Check out the discounts tab to see participating businesses.

Shuttle runs on Saturday, May 20 from 9 am to 9 pm.

Shuttle stops:
Fredericksburg Convention Center
Hurkamp Park – stop near many restaurants
FXBG Visitor Center – 706 Caroline Street
900 Block of Caroline – stop near shopping and restaurants


Weekend Activities

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