Race Calendar

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2018 Events

Race Date

Race Name

State

10/20

October 20

Arizona

10/4 – 10/6

October 4–6

Utah / Arizona

11/03

November 3

California

All dates and races subject to change.

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2019 Events

Race Date

Race Name

State

02/23

February 23

Zion Half Marathon

Park Centennial

Utah

03/09 – 03/10

March 9–10th

Arizona

04/12–04/13

April 12–13

Zion Ultra Marathons

Park Centennial

Utah

05/11

May 11

California

05/2019

May 17–18

Utah

05/31–6/1

May 31–June 1

Wyoming

06/22

June 22

Montana

09/2019

September 6–7

Tennessee

09/2019

September ?? (details coming soon)

South Dakota

10/2019

October ?? (details coming soon)

Utah / Arizona

10/2019

October ?? (details coming soon)

Arizona

2019

TBA (details coming soon)

Grand Canyon Half Marathon

Park Centennial

Arizona

11/2019

November

Joshua Tree Half Marathon

Park's 25th Anniversary

California

Not Held in 2019

California

Not Held in 2019

Montana

Not Held in 2019

Colorado

Not Held in. 2019

Virginia

All dates and races subject to change.

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2020 Events

Race Date

Race Name

State

02/2020

February

Utah

03/2020

March

Arizona

04/2020

April

Utah

05/2020

May

Yosemite Half Marathon

Park's 130th Anniversary

California

06/2020

June

Utah

06/2020

June

Glacier Half Marathon

Park's 110th Anniversary

Montana

06/2020

June

Montana

08/2020

August

Rocky Mtn. Half Marathon & 5K

Park's 105th Anniversary

Colorado

09/2020

September

South Dakota

09/2020

September

Tennessee

10/2020

October

Arizona

10/2020

October

Utah / Arizona

11/2020

November

California

Not Held in 2020

California

Not Held in 2020

Grand Canyon Half Marathon

Arizona

Not Held in 2020

Wyoming

Not Held in 2020

Virginia

All dates and races subject to change.

Questions or Comments?

  • Kim says:

    No more Florida race(s)?

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Kim – Short answer – no. It’s possible the Everglades Half Marathon will be back in the future but it is not on the schedule as of now.

  • Sheila says:

    No more double’s (Teton/Yellowstone; Shenandoah/Great Smoky Mtns)? I would have expected participants to be more willing to travel if they could get two races in during the trip, but it looks like these races are asynchronous now.

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Sheila – The Black Bear Double will still be offered (the Great Smoky Mountain 5k and half) but not the half marathon doubles for the next couple years. However, they might be back in the coming years!

  • Lauren says:

    Very bummed that you guys are getting rid of doing the back to back half marathons. It was perfect this year doing the yellowstone/teton halves and staying the entire week for the races.

    • Ryan Jenkins says:

      They’ll overlap every 3rd year.
      2018 – Teton & Yellowstone
      2019 – Teton only
      2020 – Yellowstone only
      2021 – Teton & Yellowstone

      • Greg says:

        Hey Ryan! Thanks for letting us know about the overlap in 2021. Would 2021 be a Caldera Triple medal year? I have been wanting to do that for a while.

        • Kaelee Clifford says:

          Hi Greg – There will be a Caldera Triple medal the year both races are held.

      • Karen Rogers says:

        Thanks for the heads up. I am coming from south Alabama and am looking for a back to back race. I hate having to wait until 2021 but … it is what it is.

  • Denise says:

    Didn’t you also have back-to-back Utah races? Logged into the site to look for that because my husband and I were talking about doing that in 2019. Hope the doubles come back soon.

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Denise – There was the Coyote Double, which was Grand Canyon and Lake Powell, but no back to backs in Utah.

  • Jane Gapud says:

    I am disappointed about not being able to do the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell half races back-to-back. I was planning to cross these two off my list in 2019.

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Jane – It’s possible the double will return in the future but we’re not sure if and when, but it won’t be in 2019.

  • Jenn Spykerman says:

    What about a race on the Olympic Peninsula?

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Jenn – That would be amazing – we always have our eyes open for new race options.

  • Veronica says:

    Was really hoping to do Glacier, Yellowstone, and Teton like it was offered this year — very bummed! When would all three be offered together again?

    Also, Why isn’t there a link for the Grand Canyon Half Marathon up yet for 2019! I”m super excited to run that on the Park’s Centennial!

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Veronica – We hope to offer the double again, possibly every third year. Keep an eye on this page for any announcements. Registration for the 2019 Grand Canyon race isn’t open yet. The link with go live once registration opens.

  • Claudia Tuori says:

    What happened to the Everglades half?

  • Rita Dillon says:

    Is there going to be Everglades race in the future?

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Rita – Possibly – but it is not currently on the schedule for the near future. If anything changes we will post it here and on our Facebook page, Vacation Races.

      • Jillian says:

        Any news on which weekend the GRand Canyon Half will be held….trying to plan for weeks off

        • Kaelee Clifford says:

          Hi Jillian – We are currently working on confirming the 2019 Grand Canyon Half Marathon date. We will announce it as soon as possible!

  • Beth Hausl says:

    Will there be a Grand Canyon Half Marathon in October 2019? Is it celebrating the National Park being open 100 years? I would love to do this!

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Beth – The 2019 Grand Canyon Half Marathon is in the works – we will announce the race in the next month or so.

  • Ty says:

    Missed Coastal redwoods trailfest 2018, not on the calendar for 2019 or 2020, why is that?

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Ty – Unfortunately the low registration numbers from this year don’t warrant holding the event again next year.

  • Steve says:

    Need more east coast races!

  • Kyle says:

    Is your team looking at any new national parks to host half marathons?

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Kyle – We are always looking at new national parks but don’t have any new parks on the schedule for 2019.

  • Jerry says:

    Are you going to change the picture of the medal design every year now?

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Jerry – The medal design will vary year to year but will keep the same overall look.

  • Stephanie Jones says:

    So, if I had paid to run the Teton & Yellowstone for last year but had to defer to 2019, how do I get a refund because you’re not having it that year? It’s the only way I can do these races. Can’t afford to take two different vacations just to run two races in the same area. I had written a few months ago but have yet to receive a reply. Thank you.

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Stephanie – The double will be back in 2021. You can hang on to your deferment code and use it then if you would like. If not, please email info@vacationraces.com and Kaelee will help you with a refund.

      • Stephanie Jones says:

        I received a refund! Thank you so much! If the timing is right and I’m still physically able to run in 2021, I’ll definitely be there. I appreciate the quick response and wonderful customer service. Thanks again.

  • Ashlee says:

    I just want to let you guys know that I think these National Park races are awesome! My family and I have decided to do one together every year. We only do the ones with a 5K included though. My husband does the half and our son and I will do the 5K. I hope you guys offer more options for the 5K/Half-Marathons in the future.

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