Marine Corp Historic Half Marathon aerials

The historic streets of Fredericksburg serve as the course for the annual late springtime Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon, which marks its fifth annual running in this year and saw nearly 6,000 runners cross the finish line.

Formerly run in Quantico, Va., the race was moved from its traditional fall running to the spring for the move to Fredericksburg, where it is now run through the streets, city blocks and neighborhoods of Old Town Fredericksburg, which give the race a completely different feel as well as plenty of new scenery and attractions for runners and spectators in town for the entire race weekend.

Helping cover the event from the air were pilot Steve Bussmann and aerial DP Peter Roof. In Bussmann’s MD500C helicopter the two were joined by a still photographer at Stafford’s airport. They circled the start line and covered the starting legs of the races. The Panasonic HPX170 camera recorded high definition material in slow motion to memory cards.