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2020 Events

Date

Race / Event

Terrain

Difficulty*

January 18–26

Mixed

Moderate

February 29

Road

Moderate

February 29 - March 8

Mixed

Moderate

March 14-15

Trail

Moderate

Cancelled due to Covid-19
April 18-19

Trail

Difficult

Cancelled due to Covid-19
May 9

Yosemite Half Marathon
Park's 130th Anniversary

Mixed

Easy

May 30-31

Trail

Difficult

June 5-6

Trail

Easy

Cancelled due to Covid-19
June 5-6

Road

Easy

Cancelled due to Covid-19
June 12-13

Trail

Moderate

Cancelled due to Covid-19
June 13-20

Mixed

Moderate

Cancelled due to Covid-19
June 20-27

Mixed

Moderate

Cancelled due to Covid-19
June 27

Glacier Half Marathon
Park's 110th Anniversary

Road

Difficult

July 31 - August 1

Rocky Mountain Half & 5K
Park's 105th Anniversary

Road

Moderate

August 8

Trail

Moderate

September 11-12

Road

Moderate

September 18-19

Trail

Easy

Postponed to 2021
September 19

Mixed

Difficult

September 2020

Mixed

Moderate

September 26

Trail

Difficult

Sep. 30 - Oct. 3

Trail

Moderate

October 10

Mixed

Easy

November 7

Trail

Moderate

All dates and races subject to change.
*Difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5 against all of the events within our series. Runners should keep in mind the specific distance chosen to run (such as our ultras events) when comparing to other events. For example- the 55K distance at the Antelope Canyon Ultras is significantly more difficult than the Yellowstone Half marathon even though they both have a "Moderate" label.

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2021 Events

Date

Race / Event

Terrain

Difficulty*

February 27

Road

Moderate

January 16-24

Mixed

Moderate

Jan. 30 - Feb. 6

Mixed

Moderate

Feb. 27 - Mar. 7

Mixed

Moderate

Mar. 13-21

Mixed

Moderate

March '21
Date TBA

Trail

Moderate

April 10-18

(Female-only Group)

Mixed

Moderate

April 10-11

Trail

Difficult

May 8

Yosemite Half Marathon
Park's 130th Anniversary

Mixed

Easy

May 29-30

Trail

Difficult

June '21
Date TBA

Mixed

Moderate

June 4-5

Road

Easy

June 11-12

Trail

Moderate

June '21
Date TBA

Road

Difficult

July '21
Date TBA

Road

Moderate

September '21
Date TBA

Road

Moderate

September 4-12

Mixed

Moderate

September '21
Date TBA

Mixed

Difficult

October '21
Date TBA

Trail

Moderate

October '21
Date TBA

Mixed

Easy

October '21
Date TBA

Mixed

Moderate

November '21
Date TBA

Trail

Moderate

All dates and races subject to change.
*Difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5 against all of the events within our series. Runners should keep in mind the specific distance chosen to run (such as our ultras events) when comparing to other events. For example- the 55K distance at the Antelope Canyon Ultras is significantly more difficult than the Yellowstone Half marathon even though they both have a "Moderate" label.

Questions or Comments?

  • Bree says:

    Is there a maximum amount of registrants for a race? I signed up for the Zion half in February and I’m curious as to how many runners are typically there.

  • Candi Funderburk says:

    Washington in 2021?

  • Carey Steffen says:

    Would love to see a full marathon at any of your parks! What about going to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina?

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Carey – We love the Blue Ridge Mountains! The basis of Vacation Races is to get runners out and into national parks to explore areas they might not have seen before. This works best on half marathon legs – marathon legs can be a little too tired for exploring :) We’re always open to new locations!

  • Holly Gordon says:

    I had signed up for Mt. Rushmore for 2020 and am disappointed it was cancelled due to low registration, and I look forward to doing it in 2021. But is low registration a reason to cancel it since smaller races seem to be more possible in these covid days? I happily signed up for Yellowstone Small Group Half and think smaller races are more viable these days. Can’t you reconsider about Mt. Rushmore this year and make it a small group race? Or do you look for a certain total overall minimum even for the small group races. Thanks.

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Holly – The Mount Rushmore Half Marathon has had low registration numbers for a couple of years now. This year most likely would have been its last year but we want the last year to be a good one and to have as many who want to run it be able to. This year that is not possible as so many are under travel restrictions so it will be pushed back to 2021. Hopefully you will be able to come run it next year!

  • Kimberly says:

    Hey I know last summer you discussed holding a Mt Rainer Half in July 2021. Is that still something you are considering for next year?

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Kimberly – We’re hoping for this event in 2021 but we don’t know yet if it will happen. We’ll let our runners know as soon as possible if it is able to go on.

  • Anthony says:

    Does it look like the Rookie mountains half marathon will take place this year? Are there restrictions on how many people can sign up for race?

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Anthony – We are going forward with plans to hold the Rocky Mountain race. We are in contact with local agencies and will abide by any restrictions in place at the time of the race. Currently we have open registration and are allowing more registrations.

  • SUSAN SHOEMAKER says:

    What decision has been made about the Grand Tetons?

  • Ester says:

    Has a decision been made on 2020 Tetons?

  • Matt says:

    What’s going on with the grand canyon half?

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Matt – The Grand Canyon Half isn’t on the calendar right now because of the difficulty of permitting and the remote location. We’ll let runners know if we’re able to bring it back but currently we don’t foresee that happing for the next couple of years.

  • Sandy says:

    Booking my stay for the Teton half. IF the race is to be cancelled, how far ahead do you notify runners?

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Sandy – We should know by the end of this month, May 4th at the latest, if this race will need to be canceled. We’ll let our runners know ASAP.

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