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Vacation Races

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Raving Fans

Amazingly Beautiful

Thank you for an amazingly beautiful and well run event!

Heather B
Grand Teton Half Marathon Runner

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

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

Love everything about you

Love everything about you guys & need to run more with you in 2018! The locations, medals, support, merchandise - pretty unparalleled. When runners have so many choices, @VacationRaces stands apart.

Vacation Races Runner

The courses are always incredible

Have done Rocky Mtn twice and Yosemite once and can second that you guys are great. So much easier to deal with than a certain Mouse controlled race series and the courses are always incredible. Looking forward to Teton in June!

Big Fat Bug Face Baby-Eating O'Brien
Yosemite & Rocky Mtn. Runner

Organization and Amenities were Fantastic

Thank YOU for an incredible race! The scenery was beautiful and I personally feel that the organization and amenities were fantastic. Great job, I'm already looking forward to next year!

Trevor C.
Grand Teton Half Runner

One of the most beautiful courses I’ve ever run!

The course was challenging but one of the most beautiful courses I’ve ever run. Great event, as always, Vacation Races!

Jana McConnaughey-Belisle

Probably the best run 1/2 I have run! Great logistics! Thanks!

Tyler Schaff
Shenandoah Half Marathon Runner