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Raving Fans

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

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Tyler Schaff
Shenandoah Half Marathon 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!

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Yosemite & Rocky Mtn. Runner

Great race... few more hills than I expected, but after the "shower" around 6am everything else was awesome. Thanks!

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Danuta Piatek
Shenandoah Half Marathon Runner

Already have my 2019 and 2020 races picked out! :-)

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Rachelle Y.
Vacation Racer

Great event!

I just wanted to extend a THANK YOU on behalf of myself and my 2 friends (who I dragged along to run the 50 miler) for putting on a great event! Please pass this message along to as many of the squad / volunteers possible for making the race so well run.

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Grand Canyon Ultra 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.

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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.

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Diane Bolton
Shenandoah 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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Updates from the Blog

Iceland Global Adventure – An Update About COVID-19
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2021 Saguaro Half Marathon Important Updates
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Introducing the New Explorer Club
For years we have offered our Club Hikes and Trifecta programs to runners, their friends, and their families. And we[...]
2021 Teton Half Marathon – SOLD OUT
Grand Teton is always one of our popular events. If you really wanted to run this event, but missed the[...]
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