Small Group Half Marathons

During times of a pandemic, we all have a desire to be in touch with the outdoors...perhaps even more than ever! We're trying something new- Small Group Half Marathons.

Run in the destinations you've always wanted to go to, but experience it in a more personal way. These events feature multiple race starts (at different times of the day) to reduce the crowds. Each location is tailored to follow state and local guidelines. 

We invite you to join us and let us know what you think!

Since we launched in 2012 over 40,000 people have joined us at the world's most gorgeous locations to run, explore, and make lasting memories.

Free Training

No matter your skill level, when you're pushing your limits it's nice to have a little guidance. We're excited to offer FREE training programs for all skill levels.
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Get a heads-up about new events, price jumps, etc. PLUS you're entered in a monthly prize drawing for race entries, VR swag, running gear, and more!

Don't Miss a Deadline!

Get a heads-up about new events, price jumps, etc. PLUS you're entered in a monthly prize drawing for race entries, VR swag, running gear, and more!

Rocky mountain and Joshua Tree were the two hardest races I've done, but they were completely worth it! Grand Canyon has so far been my favorite! Beautiful course, spirited people, and amazing staff. Not to mention the race shirts always have great designs! My goal is to complete all NP half marathons. I will be doing Zion, Yosemite, and hopefully Lake Powell next year 2018! Thank you Vaction Races for the fun times and everlasting memories.

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Shayna Buffalow
Rocky Mountain, Grand Canyon, and Joshua Tree Runner

Loved, loved, loved this half marathon!!! The scenery was absolutely beautiful!!! The elevation picture really had me worried but the hills were nothing, which allowed me to enjoy the scenery even more. This race was organized amazingly well, definitely not their first rodeo!! Thank you so very much vacation races for giving me this opportunity to run in the Smokey’s!!!! Great memories for a lifetime!!!

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Christel Hughes
Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon Runner

I'll be back at Zion 2020 for my 50th bday!

A tricky, first half marathon, but I'll be back... Looking forward to next year!

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Caleb Alons
Rocky Mountain Half Marathon Runner

What you really want is the medal

It was a loop course through the Gallatin National Forest which, for a non-trail runner, was challenging but very beautiful. There were plenty of aid stations well-stocked with wonderful volunteers and port-a-potties. They had a very nice snack box at the end and the volunteer fished out an extra cold chocolate milk for me.

The shirt is best tech tee I've ever received, a beautiful hunter green with a classy design.

But what you really want is the medal. That -ish is ridiculous!

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spaceheater
Yellowstone Half Runner

Can confirm, as a 2016 finisher of the Caldera Triple. Lifechanging great experience. See you in 2019 at Zion and Glacier! <3

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