Run this challenging, but highly rewarding half marathon just outside Glacier National Park with some seriously stunning views!

Course Details

This is a breathtakingly beautiful course.

Glacier National Park photo

You'll climb for about the first 5 miles and then it's all downhill. You'll be rewarded with stunning views of Glacier National Park and the prairies at its base as you climb Looking Glass Hill.

Then you'll gaze at Two Medicine Lake during miles 5-8. (Just don't get too mesmerized... you don't want to trip.) 

We'll end up on the beautiful front lawn of Glacier Park Lodge for the awards ceremony, photos, and more.

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You never disappoint

Amazing race. Bravo Vacation Races you never disappoint

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Christopher Dumais

By far the best race and National Park I have ever been to

The Half Twisted Runners brought 33 runners to this years event and looking to bring more in 2018. This is by far the best race and National Park I have ever been to. You dont have to take my word for it........come check it out for yourself.

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Eric Sorenson
Glacier Half Marathon Runner

Note: Like all of our courses, the Glacier Half Marathon course is Cup Free! While we will have plenty of water and electrolyte drink on course, we do not have cups on course. Runners will either need to bring their own form of hydration or carry along a Hydrapouch or other cup.

Glacier Half Marathon course photo

Half Marathon Aid Stations

At our road half marathons our aid stations typically start at mile 3 and are every other mile after that with a bonus aid station around mile 12. They are not always right at the mile marker so check your race guide to find out where they will be exactly. Our 5K races typically have a single aid station midway through the race. 

You can find toilets, water, Go Gnarly electrolyte drink and Honey Stinger gels at every aid station. Usually around mile 7 and 11 we'll have cut fruit and bananas. 

At every aid station we'll have basic first aid supplies, and we normally station our EMT's near mile 7. 

Our road half marathons and 5Ks are cup-free. That means we will not have disposable cups available for you to use. When you register you will have the option to receive a free hydrapouch with your registration or you can use you own hydration system. 

Training

We are pleased to share a FREE half marathon training program customized for this course to help you prepare. We've teamed up with Active at Altitude as the Official Training Partner to offer 2 levels of training: 

  • Beginner program (16 weeks)
  • Intermediate program (12 weeks)

These programs are free and are sent via e-newsletter every 4 weeks. 


Bib & Packet Pickup

Bib Pickup » You have 3 options for picking up your bib:

1. Pickup at the expo (recommended)
2. Pickup at the start line
3. Mailed 2 weeks before the race ($20 fee)

Bring Your Own Bag » In our ongoing effort to eliminate waste we encourage you to bring your own bag to hold you bib, race shirt, and any goodies you pick up at the race exp.

Race Shirts » If you're unhappy with the fit of your race shirt, or couldn't order the size you wanted we'll host a shirt exchange at the finish line on race day. Note that sizes and quantities will be limited.

Expo

The expo will be held at the Red Eagle Campground, a large camping area just south of Lower Two Medicine Lake (NW of the town of East Glacier, MT).

Expo hours are 12pm - 6pm, with packet pick up available until 7pm. 


Traveling to Glacier

We want to help you make the most out of your vacation. Start making your travel plans for hotels/camping, good places to eat while you're here, driving directions, and more. We'll continue to add more details as we get closer to the event.

Glacier National Park cars photo

Lodging

The most convenient (and most fun) place to stay will be at the Vacation Races campground. This will be primitive camping but we'll provide toilets, water, and campfires. You can sleep in your tent, hammock, an RV (no hookups), or even rent a tent from us! The Vacation Races campground & race expo is located at Red Eagle Campground on the Blackfeet reservation at the south end of Lower Two Medicine Lake (off of Highway 49).

If camping isn't your thing, look for hotels or Airbnbs in East Glacier Village, Browning or St. Mary.
- East Glacier Village will fill up first as it has the most lodging options and is close to the finish line.
- Browning is the next option to consider. It's about 15 minutes away from the start and finish lines and has several lodging options.
- St. Mary is a small town north of the race course. It has some very good lodging options but sits about 45 minutes away from the starting line.

Getting Here

If you're coming from far away and need to fly, you'll likely fly into Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell, MT and then drive about 1 1/2 hours to Browning. If you decide to drive the whole way, we'll provide detailed driving instructions after you register as well as other suggestions for things to see while you're here.

>>Click here for more travel and lodging details


Race Day

You'll begin race day by parking in Browning, MT. From there shuttles will take you to the start line from 4:00-5:00 am. (No parking or drop-off will be available at the start or finish lines.) We'll provide additional details including parking lots for spectators and a detailed schedule for the day.
>>Click here for a detailed race day schedule

Glacier Half Marathon runners photo

Club Hikes

To help you make the most out of your visit to Glacier National Park, we've put together some recommended "Club Hikes". Do these with 72 hours after the race and send us a picture to earn free Vacation Races memorabilia!
>>Click here for more details

Grinnell Club

Grinnell Club photo

Scenic Club

Scenic Club photo

Hidden Lake Club

Hidden Lake club photo

Iceberg Club

Iceberg Club photo

These are gorgeous hikes, but not easy. If you want something a bit easier if you've got kids with you, you might try  visiting the Glacier Trifecta locations.

St. Mary Lake

St. Mary Lake photo

Trail of the Cedars

Trail of the Cedars photo

Running Eagle Falls

Running Eagle Falls photo

Package Pricing

Most beautiful place on Earth

Most beautiful place on Earth.

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Sarah Adams
Glacier Half Marathon Runner
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Registration Periods

Early Bird: Oct. 6 – Dec. 20, 2017
Regular: Dec. 21, 2017 – Apr. 15, 2018

Late
: Apr. 16 – Jun. 15, 2018

Testimonials

I can't wait!!!!

Made it to the Tetons in '16 with college teammates, the Smokies this year with other college teammates. And plan on Glacier (and Smokies) in '18 and Zion in '19! I can't wait!!!!

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Janelle H.
Teton & Smokies Runner

Most beautiful place on Earth

Most beautiful place on Earth.

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Sarah Adams
Glacier Half Marathon Runner

You never disappoint

Amazing race. Bravo Vacation Races you never disappoint

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Christopher Dumais

By far the best race and National Park I have ever been to

The Half Twisted Runners brought 33 runners to this years event and looking to bring more in 2018. This is by far the best race and National Park I have ever been to. You dont have to take my word for it........come check it out for yourself.

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Eric Sorenson
Glacier Half Marathon Runner

Best vacation of my life.

My family's visit to Grand Teton has so far been the best vacation of my life. Glacier has been on my bucket list ever since. This race is 6 days after my 50th birthday so this will be an awesome birthday gift!

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Ginger P.
Grand Teton Half Marathon Runner

Beautifully challenging course

Fun race, beautifully challenging course on an ideal day for running. The finish area on the East Glacier Hotel lawn was great. Well done to all organizers and volunteers.

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Kerry Green
Glacier Half Marathon Runner

Amazing race!

Would love to run this amazing race again!

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Amanda L.
Glacier Half Marathon Runner

We had an amazing time

We had an amazing time this year in Glacier.

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Christopher Dumais
Glacier Half Marathon Runner

2018 Glacier Half Marathon Results & Photos

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