Registration for Marine Corps Historic Half Opens Feb. 19

Registration for Marine Corps Historic Half Opens Feb. 19
February 10, 2014, 12:45 pm
(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

We’re a little more than three months away from the Marine Corps Historic half, which will take place on May 18 in Fredericksburg, VA. Online registration for three events, the Marine Corps Historic Half (13.1 miles), the Historic 10K (6.2 miles) and Semper Fred 5K (3.1 miles) will open at 3 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at www.marinemarathon.com.

Located at the midway point between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia the Marine Corps Historic Half will feature a picturesque view of Fredericksburg.  

The Marine Corps Historic Half is open to all runners age 10 and above, with the Historic 10K welcoming runners age eight and above and the Semper Fred 5K open to all ages. Initially, registration for the Marine Corps Historic Half costs $65, but increases to $85 after April 1. Runners registering for the Historic 10K will pay $45, while Semper Fred 5K participants will pay $35 upon registration. All participants will receive technical T-shirts at Packet Pick-up, which will be held on May 16 and 17 at the Expo Center and all runners completing each event will receive a beautifully designed medal from a U.S. Marine at the finish.

 "Marine Corps Historic Half events are designed for runners of all athletic abilities, from the novice to the strong competitor," says Rick Nealis, MCM Director. "The charming backdrop and historical prominence of the City of Fredericksburg makes each of these events an even more memorable experience for participants and for the families and friends supporting their run."