Be there when the town crier calls for the starting musket to fire and run the streets where the nation's first president lived as a boy and the North and South came face to face in battle. The Historic Half takes runners on 13.1 mile journey from the retail hub of Central Park through the historic downtown streets, up the now famous hospital hill to awaiting Marines at the Historic Half finish line. Historic Half once again hosts the Semper 5ive, replacing the Semper Fred 5k and Historic 10k. Go even bigger and take the Devil Dog Double where you can run both events for a total of 18.1 miles. Perfectly situated in the timeless city of Fredericksburg halfway between the capital of the Commonwealth in Richmond and the nation's capital, Historic Half Weekend features the Healthy Lifestyle Expo. A quick drive of just 50 minutes from DC and Richmond, Fredericksburg hosts the Marine Corps Historic Half-- the best half marathon in history!