Run this challenging, but highly rewarding half marathon just outside Glacier National Park with some seriously stunning views!
This is a breathtakingly beautiful course.
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.
We'll post a course map and elevation profile soon.
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. We'll provide additional hydration information soon.
You have a couple of options for picking up your bib and race packet including: at the Race Expo, at the Start Line, or mailed to you.
(More details about these options are available as part of the registration process.)
We want to help you make the most out of your vacation. After registering, we'll provide detailed travel information including recommended hotels/campgrounds, good places to eat while you're here, driving directions, and more.
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! We'll provide additional information about these options during the registration process.
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.
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.
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.) After registration, we'll provide additional details including parking lots for spectators and a detailed schedule for the day.
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! (We'll provide more details about club hikes after you've registered for the race.)
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.
Glacier Half Marathon
Early Bird Registration
Running is funner with friends. The more the merrier! Plus, save $10 off each registration when you sign up as a team. Details »
As a thank you to our men and women in uniform we will be offering a $75 entry into race, no matter what the date (as long as the race is not full). Details »
After the final price jump we will place our race shirt and medal order. You'll still be guaranteed a shirt but not a specific size. There will be a shirt exchange available at the finish line on race day.