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After the half . . .

Looking for another race now that the Marine Corps Historic Half marathon is over? Here are a few options:

  • May 28: The Civitans 10K and 5K events, starting at 7 a.m at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library headquarters in downtown Fredericksburg. 
  • June 10: The SPCA 5K Rescue run/walk, also starting at 7 a.m. at the downtown library.
  • June 17: The Battling Cancer 5K, 8 a.m. at the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic in Fredericksburg.
  • July 4: The Heritage Festival 5-mile race, 7:45 a.m. at the downtown Fredericksburg visitor center.

For young runners, the Fredericksburg Orthodontics Youth Triathlons are June 3 at the Ron Rosner YMCA at 8:30 a.m., with different distances for kids of different ages.

Sunday’s Historic Half was inspiring from a spectator’s perspective; I had a great time zipping from one mile-marker to the next to cheer on friends. All that stamina and determination – amazing! 

If you’re up for a half marathon — your first or next — try the Virginia Runner Blue &  Gray Half-Marathon Dec. 9.

For details about these and other races, visit