2019 Grand Circle Trailfest Race Guide

The Grand Circle Trailfest returns for a fourth year!

On behalf of the entire staff of this annual event, we hope you enjoy the awesome trails, stunning views, wonderful food, music, entertainment, and films!

This year’s grand party attracted runners from 43 states and 14 countries, including:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • El Salvador
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • China
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • and the USA!


  • 48% of runners will be visiting the area for their first time ever!
  • 43 members of the military will be joining us! Thank you for your service!
  • Our largest age group for both males and females is 40-49 years-old, followed closely by the 50-59 year-old age group.
  • We have 4 registered runners 70 years and older and 4 registered runners 20 years and younger.

Take a moment to download a copy of this year’s race guide with all the nitty-gritty details you’ll need to know for the event. This should probably go without saying, but please make sure you read it. We promise, most of your questions are answered in this guide.

See you soon!

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Katie Hippert

A storyteller by nature, and a very talkative one at that, Katie lives her life ensuring her story is worth telling. After obtaining her journalism degree from the University of Nevada, Reno (Go Wolf Pack!), she was determined to find a career that would allow her to combine her passion for communications and her love for the outdoors. Enter Vacation Races. She started with us in the fall of 2018 and has loved every minute of it! When she is not working, you can find her traveling the world, hiking, paddle boarding, snowshoeing and otherwise exploring the great outdoors with her boyfriend, Erik.