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Vacation Races

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

The world is INCREDIBLY beautiful.
discover its hidden corners.

Meticulously organized running events at the world's most breathtaking destinations.

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

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Raving Fans

This was my 1st Half Marathon and I had a blast it was beautiful! Thanks for hosting a great race!

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Tammy Humble Colby
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

I love Vacation Races

Yes!!! I'm going [to Yosemite] in 2018 and I am super excited, but first Grand Canyon Half Marathon, Lake Powell Half marathon, Zion Half marathon... :) I love Vacation Races races...can you tell? ;)

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Danuta Piatek
Superfan

This was the hardest and most rewarding race I have done in my entire life. It felt like we were running in the clouds. I literally felt my mother presence when I got to the top of the mountain and shed a tear. Thank you for putting on an amazing race. We will be back next year for sure.

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Anthony Guajardo
Glacier Half Marathon Runner

Love Vacation Races!! You guys are the best!! You handle your business best to your ability!! You even address issues that have gone wrong. I have nothing but good things to say about your organization, especially whenever I come across someone who is doing one of your races for the 1st time. ❀❀❀

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Annabelle S.
Vacation Racer

This land has my heart. I can't wait to return...

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Christina Vincent
Antelope Canyon Ultras Runner

Beautiful and Well-organized!

Everything about this race was fantastic! From signing up to crossing the finish line, everything was smooth, organized, and well done. I originally signed up for the 2018 Mount Rushmore Half, but a work conflict made that impossible, so the wonderful people at Vacation Races let me defer to this year. (Thank you!!!) The race info emailed out the week before the race included EVERYTHING I needed to know, which was incredibly helpful for planning the trip from CO to SD.As for the course, the first 7-ish miles are really difficult, but the views are stunning and the aid stations are spaced out well. (Also, I was 21 weeks pregnant during this race- thank you for having porta potties at every aid station! πŸ™‚ Much appreciated! haha)The finish in Keystone was great, volunteers were awesome, and the post race snack box was the best (so many gluten free snacks!) I’ve ever gotten. Truly, I loved everything about this race. I mean, even the version of the National Anthem played before the race was amazing. I will definitely be signing up for another Vacation Races event! Can’t recommend enough!!

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Katie Jones

Great and beautiful race.

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Sherry Postel
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

Fun times & great course...Our very first VR

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Geri Mae Howard
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

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