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Glacier Half Marathon

June 16th, 2018  |  East Glacier Village, MT

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.

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.

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

Amazing race!

Would love to run this amazing race again!

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Amanda L.
Glacier Half Marathon Runner

Bib & Packet Pickup

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.)


Traveling to Glacier

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.

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! 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.

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.


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.) After registration, we'll provide additional details including parking lots for spectators and a detailed schedule for the day.


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! (We'll provide more details about club hikes after you've registered for the race.)

Grinnell Club

Scenic Club

Hidden Lake Club

Iceberg Club

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

Trail of the Cedars

Running Eagle Falls


Sign Up

Glacier Half Marathon

June 16th

  • Glacier Half Race Entry
  • Race Shirt
  • Race Bib
  • Hyrapouch (if requested)
  • Finisher Medal

$149 / runner

Early Bird Registration
(and $40 discount) 

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

Bring Your Friends

Running is funner with friends. The more the merrier! Plus, save $10 off each registration when you sign up as a team. Details »


"No Stress" Transfer / Defer / Refund Policy

  • Athletes can receive a refund until April 21, 2017.
  • Runners will be eligible to defer their registration to one of our other races or they can defer for one year for a $10 deferment fee.
  • We will allow bib transfers to other runners for a $10 transfer fee.


Read the full policy


Military Discount

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 »

Disclaimer About Shirt Sizes​​​​​​​

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.