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Posted: November 9, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: Online Registration for Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon Opens on November 18, 2009

Early registration savings available for half marathon to be held on May 16, 2010

QUANTICO, VA (November 9, 2009) - Online registration for the Marine Corps Historic Half marathon will begin at noon eastern on Wednesday, November 18 at The half marathon held in timeless Fredericksburg, Virginia grew in participation by 30% in its second year and expects to register up to 8,000 runners for the May 16, 2010 event. Runners can save $10 on the $75 registration fee by signing up before February 23, 2010. An additional savings of $10 is available to active duty military members.

The registration process includes accepting a waiver, completing the online form, clicking through the payment and receiving a confirmation email. Runners will also have an opportunity to purchase a limited edition Marine Corps Historic Half "Inspired" in-training shirt by New Balance. The event's hotel travel desk is accessible through a link from the confirmation email or through the event website ( for runners to plan a getaway weekend in historic Fredericksburg. Registration also opens on November 18 for the popular Semper Fred 5K, run immediately following the start of the Historic Half on May 16, 2010.

The Fredericksburg-hosted 13.1 mile course offers a blend of modern life and small town charm, beginning and ending at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center. Conveniently located on I-95 between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, the Historic Half marathon boasts scenic riverside views, a charming Old Town and colonial and revolutionary landmarks.

The two-day Healthy Lifestyle Expo featuring official Packet Pick-up, plus health, fitness, diet and wellness exhibitors and vendors will be held on Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15 as part of Historic Half Weekend.

The Marine Corps Historic Half marathon will be held on May 16, 2010 in Fredericksburg, VA. The Historic Half is coordinated by organizers of the Marine Corps Marathon. The Marine Corps Historic Half is sponsored by Marine Federal Credit Union and New Balance. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement implied.

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