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Questions about registration, transfers, deferments, refunds, etc.? Check out our Help Center or email us at 


Want to sponsor Vacation Races? Your brand could appear on our website, race signage, race guide, emails, etc. Learn more about partnering with us.


Did you come to one of our events? Want to share your enthusiasm or suggestions for improvement? We want to hear from you. Share your thoughts.

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Salem Stanley

Founder & CEO

Salem started Vacation Races in 2012 out of a desire to start a company that combines fitness, travel, and nature.

Race Directors

Lyle Anderson

Lyle Anderson

Lyle Anderson’s journey began almost 7 years ago. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis on his 30th birthday, Lyle was told that in 5 to 10 years he could be in a wheelchair.

Now 37, Lyle says he went through a period of depression and felt defeated. In 2010 he was invited by his father-in-law to run his first marathon. Since then he's run 9 marathons and about 43 half marathons. He has since then added triathlon to his resume having completed 8 – ½ Ironman distance races and 2 full-distance Ironman events (one of them being the Ironman World Championship in 2013 in Kona, HI).

Lyle is thrilled to be a part of Vacation Races and to play an important part in your race day experience!!


Half Marathons

Mt. Rushmore Half Marathon
Grand Canyon Half Marathon 

The Team

Ryan Jenkins

Chief Marketing Officer

Ryan claims to be a “product in infinite beta”. He loves hamburgers and peanut butter (but not together) and he should run more. He also really enjoys writing bios in the 3rd person.

Anna Basso

Marketing & Design

Anna likes being the quiet but witty person in the group. She likes working with the creative team to give runners a great experience. In her spare time Anna is either playing sports, enjoying the outdoors, perfecting a new dessert, or working on a craft. She also loves dill pickles. One of her favorite ways to recharge is to take in the desert solitude running the trails of So. Utah.

Cherie Santiago

Expo Manager

Cherie has been working with us since our inaugural run in Zion when she worked on the race crew, and now brings the best expos and customer experience to our runners. Cherie may live in Southern Utah but her soul still lives in Southern California where she grew up surfing and sailing in the sun. Her love for the outdoors hasn’t changed. If you don't see her running or biking around the trails or through Zion National Park you can see her planking all over the world.
IG: @punnyplanker

Kaelee Clifford

Customer Care

Kaelee grew up in beautiful Southern Utah with Zion National Park as her backyard, and it's still one of her favorite places to visit - a lot for the views but also for the food. She is our customer service representative and has the answer to all (or most) of your questions so don't hesitate to ask away!

Kaelee Clifford
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Katherine Bruce

Sponsor Partnerships

Katherine enjoys all things outdoors from running and hiking to wakesurfing and snowboarding. She has applied her 15 years of experience as an events industry professional to support her personal passion for running through endurance event sponsor programs. She has enjoyed making a positive impact on Vacation Races by creating relationships with brands to enhance the runner experience.

Robin Rodgers

Robin Rodgers

Marketing Communications

Robin is an Army Brat who recently graduated from BYU with a degree in Communications. She’s a recreational runner and a recent fan of half-marathons.

If you have any questions about the website (missing information, trouble navigating, etc.) Robin can help you out.

Social Media Ambassadors

Ambassador Name

Race Represented

Social Media

Tyson Rich

Jeffrey Davis

Amanda Hanson

Nadia Ruiz

Perla Angel

Emily Holliman

Joe Beavers

Eric Sorenson

Aaron Alaman

Monica Skinner

Patty Formosa

Courtney Elizabeth

Garrin Judd

Rose Schneider

Lexi Haefer

Danny Widerburg