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Raving Fans

Great, challenging course!

Terrific from start to finish - fun expo, nice to see no litter along the course, and Odie the goat was an awesome mascot. Hopefully only my first of many Vacation Races. Thanks to everyone who made this race happen.

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Louise Wilkerson

One of my favorite races!!!

I did the Inaugural Half (Oct 10, 2015) and it was one of my favorite races!!!

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Denise Marie
Yosemite Half Marathon Runner

Really enjoyed it. It was all I thought it would be and more. Organized very well by Dehn and Colleen who is wonderful on speaking each day. She is what makes the races enjoyable with her up beat radio experience and enthusiasm. Some help could be on the food service. There was more then one time food wasn't ready or enough. The helpers were excellent on helping. As runners this is important and emotions can be high when dealing with food. Amazing courses and Zion was my favorite. Thank you for a wonderful time. I will continue to join as long as Colleen is there to run it as she did.

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Julie Payn
Grand Trail Fest Runner

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 Smokey’s!!!! Great memories for a lifetime!!!

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Christel Hughes
Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon Runner

Thank you for putting on a terrific event! The volunteers were amazing, course was perfectly challenging, and I would definitely recommend this race to a friend. Thank you thank you!

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Darcie M
Bryce Canyon 50K Runner

Yup...DO IT!!! Best race experience I've ever had.

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Barb Wilkins
Antelope Canyon Ultras Runner

I was recently featured on the Boldly Went podcast sharing the story of running my first 100-miler at Bryce (mine is the second story). I look forward to returning to Bryce for a do-over, but I also wouldn't change my first experience for anything. Thanks!

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Ellen Bayer
Bryce Ultras 100 Participant

Super excited!

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

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Jill Hansen
Trailfest Participant
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