Sunday, May 17
 in Fredericksburg, VA. Register THIS WEEK before February 1 to take advantage of the event's lowest registration fee. The hugely popular Half has made historic Fredericksburg, VA a fashionable spring weekend getaway spot. The scenic course tours colonial sites and the quaint downtown before scaling Hospital Hill. Fredericksburg is perfectly situated less than an hour from both, the nation's capital and Richmond. Historic Half Weekend features 5K, 10K and 13.1 mile distances. Sign up for the Historic 10K or Semper Fred 5K beginning February 25.

Don't just run through Fredericksburg; make a weekend out-of-it and book a hotel.  Stay overnight in a convenient area hotel to avoid the event morning unpredictability of I95 traffic and experience the hospitality of a charming downtown that blends fascinating American heritage with upbeat contemporary shopping, dining and entertainment.  Historic Half event headquarters hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg, is conveniently located adjacent to the Healthy Lifestyle Expo and the event's start and finish area.

Historic Half and Historic 10K participants are encouraged to maximize their training for peak performance by utilizing runcoach dynamic training technology at the special Historic Half price of $20.  Runners will benefit (average 7% improvement) from the adjustable, algorithmically fueled, web-based training resource including a World-class coach. Whether you are a first-timer, seeking a new PR, or somewhere in the middle - runcoach will help you run your best.

Select Physical Therapy
works with athletes of all ages and abilities providing the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art sports physical therapy available across the country and locally throughout Virginia and the greater DC metro area.  To access the Select Physical Therapy team, use the Sports Injury Hotline for assistance over the phone with a sports injury question or for advice on initial injury management.  The Select Physical Therapy Sports Injury Hotline is 1-877-465-6999. Select Physical Therapy is a proud sponsor of the Historic Half.

Enjoy the chatter, conversation, networking and motivation of the Historic Half Community on the MCM's social networks.  Join 110,000 hard chargin' runners sharing inspiration and information on the MCM Facebook page. Interact and inquire over Twitter.  Share images via Instagram.  Most importantly, as you progress toward your goal, let everyone know you are going to #RunWithTheMarines in May.

Mark your calendar for 
June 13. That's when wild runners take to the hills and trails of Quantico to Run Amuck, the MCM's messiest mud and obstacle event featuring four miles of arduous obstacles and plenty of mud. Run Amuck and the scaled down two-mile version of the course, Mini Run Amuck, is appropriately wild fun for rowdy runners (age 8 and up), outrageous athletes and fun-loving families. Run Amuck participants attack the mud trench, lumber through a low crawl and indulge in a super sloppy mud pit, just three of more than 20 challenges that await participants along the hideously hilly course tucked into the wooden terrain of Marine Corps Base Quantico. Registration begins on April 8. 

It's the hottest ticket in town. The run-to-register known as the Marine Corps 17.75K on March 28 grants every finisher a guaranteed spot in the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon. The 17.75K commemorates the year the Marine Corps was founded and equates to an 11.03 mile run through hilly Prince William Forest Park, located not too far from Marine Corps Base Quantico. The event sells out quickly as runners pursue the coveted Access Granted pass. Registration opens at noon eastern on March 11.

More than a half million runners have earned the title of MCM finisher since the inaugural running in 1976. Known as "The People's Marathon," the MCM celebrates four decades of accomplishments in 2015 by welcoming the motivated; the inspired; the healing; the healthy; civilians, retired, reserve, active and former service members; military families; and first timers. Enter the Lottery between March 13 and March 23. No charges for registration or training items will be incurred until a runner is officially registered when the MCM announces the field on March 25. Limited, discounted Active Duty and Reserve registration begins on February 23.

Register for the Historic Half and display your determination by purchasing a Historic Half "Spirited" technical training shirt.  The kelly green colored shirt features originally designed artwork especially for the Historic Half.  Registration for the 2015 Quantico Triathlon to be held on 
August 22 opens on February 25... The MCM is working with one of the top creative design agencies to redesign the MCM website. Want to help? Can you set aside 10-15 minutes to share feedback on your experiences with the MCM at events and online? Your assistance will help facilitate this process. Please email [email protected] with your intent to contribute to this important MCM project... Vote for Miles the Bulldog as the 'best running mascot in DC' in the Best of Washington Running survey. Also, cast votes for the MCM and MCM10K as best events in specific distance categories and the "Iwo Jima" hill as best hill. Historic Half runners know that Hospital Hill is outstanding as well.