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Raving Fans

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!!!!

Janelle H.
Teton & Smokies Runner

Can't wait to race it again with the Sole Sisters!

Tammy Humble Colby
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

Probably the best run 1/2 I have run! Great logistics! Thanks!

Tyler Schaff
Shenandoah Half Marathon Runner

What you really want is the medal

It was a loop course through the Gallatin National Forest which, for a non-trail runner, was challenging but very beautiful. There were plenty of aid stations well-stocked with wonderful volunteers and port-a-potties. They had a very nice snack box at the end and the volunteer fished out an extra cold chocolate milk for me.The shirt is best tech tee I've ever received, a beautiful hunter green with a classy design.But what you really want is the medal. That -ish is ridiculous!

Yellowstone Half Runner

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

Elliot M.
Grand Circle Trailfest Participant

Thank you for an amazingly beautiful and well run event!

Heather Thomas Van Buskirk
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

Stunningly well organized race experience. Everything about the day was just beautiful and well executed. So inspirational and fun, I would like to come work for you. Of course, it didn't hurt that I won my age group so my opinion might be slightly biased. ;)

Derek J Brouwer II
Yellowstone Half Marathon Runner

Rocky mountain and Joshua Tree were the two hardest races I've done, but they were completely worth it! Grand Canyon has so far been my favorite! Beautiful course, spirited people, and amazing staff. Not to mention the race shirts always have great designs! My goal is to complete all NP half marathons. I will be doing Zion, Yosemite, and hopefully Lake Powell next year 2018! Thank you Vaction Races for the fun times and everlasting memories.

Shayna Buffalow
Rocky Mountain, Grand Canyon, and Joshua Tree Runner