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Vacation Races

National Park half marathons, ultra marathons,
trail running festivals, and trail running adventures.

The world is amazingly beautiful.
discover its hidden corners.

We host meticulously organized half marathons, ultra marathons, & trail running festivals at the world's most breathtaking destinations.

Come. Not to achieve your personal best time,
but to have the best time of your life.

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Raving Fans

Best vacation of my life.

My family's visit to Grand Teton has so far been the best vacation of my life. Glacier has been on my bucket list ever since. This race is 6 days after my 50th birthday so this will be an awesome birthday gift!

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Ginger P.
Grand Teton Half Marathon Runner

By far the best race and National Park I have ever been to

The Half Twisted Runners brought 33 runners to this years event and looking to bring more in 2018. This is by far the best race and National Park I have ever been to. You dont have to take my word for it........come check it out for yourself.

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Eric Sorenson
Glacier Half Marathon Runner

Great event!

I just wanted to extend a THANK YOU on behalf of myself and my 2 friends (who I dragged along to run the 50 miler) for putting on a great event! Please pass this message along to as many of the squad / volunteers possible for making the race so well run.

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Grand Canyon Ultra Runner

I can't wait!!!!

Made it to the Tetons in '16 with college teammates, the Smokies this year with other college teammates. And plan on Glacier (and Smokies) in '18 and Zion in '19! I can't wait!!!!

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Janelle H.
Teton & Smokies Runner

Hardest 50k I've done.

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Justin Pollert
Bryce Canyon Ultras Runner

Definitely one of my favorite VR routes. Incredibly challenging, but breathtaking scenery.

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Kirsten MInnerath
Mt. Rushmore Half Marathon runner

Pouring rain before the start everyone gathered under anything we could find lol great sportsmanship from all participants. Very well organized even being a first race, like the sip cup great way recycling method. Wonderful people organizing and vendors giving great information. Can't wait to get my 4th place age group award. Thanks Vacation Races see you again for a fun race.

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Diane Bolton
Shenandoah Half Marathon Runner

Awesome race!!! I couldnโ€™t believe that I PR :) :) :) Knocked down 2:05 and finished in 2:02:19 :) :) :)

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Danuta Piatek
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

Updates from the Blog

2019 Glacier Half Marathon Race Guide
The Yosemite Half Marathon will turn 5 years old in 2019 and will play host to runners from 50 states[...]
2019 Grand Canyon Half Marathon Race Guide
The Yosemite Half Marathon will turn 5 years old in 2019 and will play host to runners from 50 states[...]
Important Changes to the Bryce Canyon 100 Course
We sent out an email a few days ago informing you that we might need to change the course for[...]
2019 Grand Teton Half Marathon Race Guide
The Yosemite Half Marathon will turn 5 years old in 2019 and will play host to runners from 50 states[...]
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