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Posted: May 8, 2013  

Athletics: Historic Half Runners & Spectators can Share Runner Results Instantly

Track A Runner on Facebook, Twitter and Mobile Devices during May 19 Event

QUANTICO, VA (May 8, 2013) - Participants and spectators can track a runner's progress immediately while on Facebook or Twitter, or choose to obtain continuous updates via email or mobile text messaging during the Marine Corps Historic Half on Sunday, May 19 in Fredericksburg, VA. The Historic Half "Track A Runner" program is offered free of charge and presented by Hyundai Hope On Wheels. Register online to track a half marathon participant at MarineMarathon.com.

Proud family and friends located anywhere can follow a Historic Half runner as they move over the 5K, 10K, 15K, 20K splits and across the finish line throughout the 13.1 mile half marathon course by receiving text messages or email updates. Runners also can register pre-race to post on their Facebook timeline, or tweet over a Twitter feed, their own progress while running the course. Runners and spectators can register to Track A Runner through Saturday, May 18, the day before the Historic Half.

"The Track A Runner program was initiated with great success during the 2012 Historic Half so runners and spectators can share these instant updates on Facebook and Twitter," says Rick Nealis Historic Half Race Director. "Family and friends who cannot attend the Historic Half can join in the excitement over these social networks."

Nearly 8,000 participants will run the scenic Marine Corps Historic Half now celebrating its sixth year in the City of Fredericksburg. Limited registration to run the Historic Half, Historic 10K or Semper Fred 5K is available at MarineMarathon.com.

Historic Half runner tracking is sponsored by the University of Mary Washington, the Free Lance-Star and the National Association of Uniformed Services. All Historic Half finisher race-day results will be immediately available on the results page of the website.

Media interested in covering Marine Corps Historic Half weekend of events that begins with the ceremonial opening of the Healthy Lifestyle Expo on Friday, May 17, can submit their credential requests on the Media Services page of the Historic Half website or contact Tami Faram, Historic Half Public Relations Coordinator at tami.faram@usmc.mil.

The Marine Corps Historic Half is located halfway between the nation's capital in Washington, D.C. and the capital of the Commonwealth in Richmond, VA. The Marine Corps Historic Half is coordinated by organizers of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM). The 2013 Historic Half is sponsored by sponsored by GEICO, Dominion Virginia Power, Marine Federal Credit Union, BAE Systems, AT&T, Hyundai Hope On Wheels and JK Moving Services. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement implied.


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