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Half marathon approaches

Lots of local folks are getting ready to run a distance roughly equivalent to a trip from Central Park to Stafford Marketplace this Sunday. They’ll join the 6,000 runners expected to participate in the inaugural Marine Corps Historic Half marathon in Fredericksburg. Look for lots more on this in the paper on Saturday, but a few notes:

- You can see a list of street closures (they’ll be rolling, throughout the race) here.

- You can see the schedule of events for the weekend here. Learn more about the entertainment connected with the race in Thursday’s Weekender section.

- Even if you can’t run three feet, you can participate in our Historic Half-themed Weekly Challenge. Click here for the quiz, which is loosely based around the half-marathon course.