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Introducing the Marine Corps Historic Half Audio Experience

Run Virtually with the Marine Corps Historic Half Audio Experience by Motigo

QUANTICO, VA (April 17, 2020) – The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) is partnering with Motigo to offer virtual runners the opportunity to hear the authentic sounds and actual voices of the Fredericksburg event while virtually running the Marine Corps Historic Half in locations across the country.

Through the Motigo app, Semper 5ive, Historic Half and Devil Dog Double runners will hear specially recorded motivational and informational messages as they reach designated mile markers. Some messages are inspirational; others will share what historic landmarks or on-course benchmarks runners would be passing were they running the actual courses in Fredericksburg.

The special audio messages will play alongside the music or whatever else runners are listening to in their earbuds on the virtual run. Runners will hear the actual MCM emcee make the official start line motivational announcements; get special cheer messages from MCM Director Rick Nealis; Col Will Bentley, Commander, Marine Corps Installation National Capital Region-Marine Corps Base Quantico; Congressman Rob Wittman; City of Fredericksburg Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw; local radio personality Jessica Cash; and many others. Runners can also invite their own friends and family to record cheer messages specifically for them.

The Historic Half Audio Experience is a free service available by downloading the Motigo app. 

The Marine Corps Historic Half Virtual Run must be completed by May 21. Additional information and instructions are available at and

The Marine Corps Historic Half Weekend hosted annually in Fredericksburg, VA, includes thousands of participants and spectators from all over the United States and the world to partake in the Historic Half Marathon, Semper 5ive and the Devil Dog Double which encompasses both distances. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied. Connect with the Marine Corps Marathon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Flickr. #RunWithTheMarines