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Raving Fans

I loved this Race!

You are always the most organized and well put together, #1 in that category. The Course was challenging and amazing and I loved the route! When you said it was reverse of last year, I was so glad I did it this year because the views were to die for. Loved it more than Glacier, Teton, Zion, West, and when I heard it was more challenging than Glacier I won't lie, I was scared! But in the end another Love, I will do it again. โค Your races are my favorite!

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Anna Russell Struhs

Hardest 50k I've done.

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Justin Pollert
Bryce Canyon Ultras Runner

Beautiful race and well organized

This was a beautiful race and well organized! Thanks :D

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Jadi Hansel
Yosemite Half Marathon Runner

Definitely a highlight so far this year

Standing in the middle of nowhere at 5 AM with almost 2000 other runners, watching the sky turn pink and waiting for this run to start, was definitely a highlight so far this year. Hope to do it again.

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Gary Anderson
Glacier Half Marathon Runner

The cost is expensive but with what you are getting for the cost I completely understand the price.

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Elliot M.
Grand Circle Trailfest Participant

We had an amazing time

We had an amazing time this year in Glacier.

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Christopher Dumais
Glacier Half Marathon Runner

Beautifully challenging course

Fun race, beautifully challenging course on an ideal day for running. The finish area on the East Glacier Hotel lawn was great. Well done to all organizers and volunteers.

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Kerry Green
Glacier Half Marathon Runner

I would love to do this race again

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Danuta Piatek
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

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