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Vacation Races

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

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Raving Fans

Loved, loved, loved this half marathon!!! The scenery was absolutely beautiful!!! The elevation picture really had me worried but the hills were nothing, which allowed me to enjoy the scenery even more. This race was organized amazingly well, definitely not their first rodeo!! Thank you so very much vacation races for giving me this opportunity to run in the Smokeyโ€™s!!!! Great memories for a lifetime!!!

Christel Hughes
Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon Runner

When can I sign up for the next one??? :D

Cristal Porter
Yosemite Half Marathon Runner

This race was amazing, fabulous job everyone!!!!

Claire Karol Weis
Shenandoah Half Marathon Runner

This race is awesome.

Traci Poulson
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

Another great run!

Thank you for another great run!

Jamie Biehahn-Crissman
Yosemite Half Marathon Runner

It was a great race! I would really recommend this one!

Rebecca Barr
Shenandoah Half Marathon Runner

Such a fun and beautiful race

This was such a fun and beautiful race. And the three days of camping were awesome, right near the finish line.

Pamela Hansen
Yosemite 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.

Diane Bolton
Shenandoah Half Marathon Runner

Updates from the Blog

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