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Raving Fans

I just wanted to send a note about the pacer for 3:30. She was fanatic. She was energetic, positive, and even stayed at the finish line to congratulate incoming runners. I done a lot of races but I have never seen a pacer go WAY beyond just pacing! She deserves a medal😊

Laurie Goolsby
Mount Rushmore Half Marathon Runner

I would love to do this one again.

Dinora Gonzalez
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

I have been in an athlete and race coordinator for a lot of years! I was super impressed with the organization and flawlessness of this race. And special Kudos to your staff and volunteers - so helpful, supportive, and kind! I currently work for the Huntsman World Senior Games and LOVED your recycle bins - could you share with me where you get them? Thanks for an amazing day and a Race so Well Done!

Michelle Graves
Zion 50K Runner

Can’t say enough amazing things about it!

I have been tracking all the races for several years now trying to find the courage to try one. I was afraid I bit off more that I could handle but ended up having my best time so far this year! It was challenging and beautiful and you can tell the staff are all passionate about what they do and helping others find and keep the passion too! I thought the attention to “details” was the best. A trash can at ever mile marker, aid stations every two miles during the toughest parts, a gear drop between miles one and two, coffee and hot chocolate with reusable cups. I could go on and on. To top it all off the club challenge is an amazing add on! Very worth it!

Carrie Helle

Mount Rushmore was fantastic!

This is my third Vacation Race! I loved all of them! Mount Rushmore was fantastic! It was incredibly easy to get around the area! Keystone was so quaint! The course had many “holy moly” moments but so beautiful! Thank you for another wonderful race!

Sharon Gerleman

Super excited!

Super excited to run the trails of Nor Cal! Did the grand circle trailfest and looking forward to this new adventure!

Jill Hansen
Trailfest Participant

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

Tammy Humble Colby
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

Great and beautiful race.

Sherry Postel
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

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