Mukesh Srivastava recently produced an economic impact report detailing how the Marine Corps Historic Half affected the local economy. Srivastava surveyed runners, vendors, organizers and sponsors on their spending habits during the event, including items like shopping, restaurants, gas and lodging. According to his survey, roughly 19,000 people visited Fredericksburg for the sixth historic half and they spent approximately $8.7 million. The University of Mary Washington was one of the sponsors of the marathon.
For more details, read about the survey in the Free Lance-Star: