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Vacation Races

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

The world is INCREDIBLY beautiful.
discover its hidden corners.

Meticulously organized running events at the world's most breathtaking destinations.

Come join us. Not to achieve a personal best time,
but to have the best time of your life.

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Raving Fans

Fun times & great course...Our very first VR

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Geri Mae Howard
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

Vacation Races, you have spoiled me!

So far, of all the races I've ran, VR have been the best supported races with the coolest finish. This was a tough and rewarding course. I will do it again.

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Kelly Harnett

Rocky mountain and Joshua Tree were the two hardest races I've done, but they were completely worth it! Grand Canyon has so far been my favorite! Beautiful course, spirited people, and amazing staff. Not to mention the race shirts always have great designs! My goal is to complete all NP half marathons. I will be doing Zion, Yosemite, and hopefully Lake Powell next year 2018! Thank you Vaction Races for the fun times and everlasting memories.

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Shayna Buffalow
Rocky Mountain, Grand Canyon, and Joshua Tree Runner

I love Vacation Races

Yes!!! I'm going [to Yosemite] in 2018 and I am super excited, but first Grand Canyon Half Marathon, Lake Powell Half marathon, Zion Half marathon... :) I love Vacation Races races...can you tell? ;)

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Danuta Piatek
Superfan

Loved this race. In fact, I had so much fun, I came home and signed up for Lake Powell.

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Doug Calton
Shenandoah Half Marathon Runner

I'll be back at Zion 2020 for my 50th bday!

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Eli N.
Zion Half Marathon Runner

Ran it the past two years. Love it! Waiting to sign up again, this time with my kiddos running it too!

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Lou Swartz
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

Beautiful and Well-organized!

Everything about this race was fantastic! From signing up to crossing the finish line, everything was smooth, organized, and well done. I originally signed up for the 2018 Mount Rushmore Half, but a work conflict made that impossible, so the wonderful people at Vacation Races let me defer to this year. (Thank you!!!) The race info emailed out the week before the race included EVERYTHING I needed to know, which was incredibly helpful for planning the trip from CO to SD.As for the course, the first 7-ish miles are really difficult, but the views are stunning and the aid stations are spaced out well. (Also, I was 21 weeks pregnant during this race- thank you for having porta potties at every aid station! πŸ™‚ Much appreciated! haha)The finish in Keystone was great, volunteers were awesome, and the post race snack box was the best (so many gluten free snacks!) I’ve ever gotten. Truly, I loved everything about this race. I mean, even the version of the National Anthem played before the race was amazing. I will definitely be signing up for another Vacation Races event! Can’t recommend enough!!

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Katie Jones

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