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National Parks and running. They go together like peanut butter and chocolate. See what others have said about Vacation Races. Want to see your story featured here? ​We'd love if you'd share it with us!

Organization and Amenities were Fantastic

Thank YOU for an incredible race! The scenery was beautiful and I personally feel that the organization and amenities were fantastic. Great job, I'm already looking forward to next year!

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Trevor C.
Grand Teton Half Runner

Amazing race!

Would love to run this amazing race again!

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Amanda L.
Glacier Half Marathon Runner

Thanks, Vacation Races, for an awesome race. If you can lose the brief deluge at the start, you'll have a perfect race!

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Doug Calton
Shenandoah Half Marathon Runner

You all did a fantastic job putting this race on! Thank you!

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Elisha Crutchfield Kehl
Shenandoah Half Marathon Runner

I would love to do this one again.

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Dinora Gonzalez
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

Already have my 2019 and 2020 races picked out! :-)

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Rachelle Y.
Vacation Racer

Looking forward to my adventure

Looking forward to my adventure with you guys next year 😁🎉

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Helayne Heidenreich Lehman

This was the hardest and most rewarding race I have done in my entire life. It felt like we were running in the clouds. I literally felt my mother presence when I got to the top of the mountain and shed a tear. Thank you for putting on an amazing race. We will be back next year for sure.

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Anthony Guajardo
Glacier Half Marathon Runner

Ran this last year, great race!!!

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Ruth Eller
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

Love everything about you

Love everything about you guys & need to run more with you in 2018! The locations, medals, support, merchandise - pretty unparalleled. When runners have so many choices, @VacationRaces stands apart.

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LindsayLovesRunning
Vacation Races Runner

Great race... few more hills than I expected, but after the "shower" around 6am everything else was awesome. Thanks!

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Danuta Piatek
Shenandoah Half Marathon Runner

Favorite Race

This wasn't my best race -- not by a long shot. But it was my favorite.

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Zion Half Marathon Runner

This was my 1st Half Marathon and I had a blast it was beautiful! Thanks for hosting a great race!

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Tammy Humble Colby
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

I loved the course, thank you to all the great volunteers out there!

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Rorie Linford Boss
Lake Powell 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

Had an amazing time

We had an amazing time. Thank you!

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Deb Hamberlin
Bryce Canyon Ultras Runner

Probably the best run 1/2 I have run! Great logistics! Thanks!

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Tyler Schaff
Shenandoah Half Marathon Runner

I would love to do this race again

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Danuta Piatek
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

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

It was a great race! I would really recommend this one!

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Rebecca Barr
Shenandoah 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

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

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Eli N.
Zion Half Marathon Runner

When can I sign up for the next one??? :D

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Cristal Porter
Yosemite Half Marathon Runner

13.1 miles of gorgeous countryside and some hills for good measure. The rain held off and it was great running weather!

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Kathleen Murphy
Shenandoah Half Marathon Runner

Hardest 50k I've done.

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Justin Pollert
Bryce Canyon Ultras Runner

Love Vacation Races!! You guys are the best!! You handle your business best to your ability!! You even address issues that have gone wrong. I have nothing but good things to say about your organization, especially whenever I come across someone who is doing one of your races for the 1st time. ❤❤❤

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Annabelle S.
Vacation Racer

Woohoo! We’re coming back for more, with more next year. (Let us know when 2018 registration opens). LP planners/coordinators are awesome, thank you!

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Smallnavajo Harrison
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

It was amazing!! Thanks!

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Erin Cornwall
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

Great event!

I just wanted to extend a THANK YOU on behalf of myself and my 2 friends (who I dragged along to run the 50 miler) for putting on a great event! Please pass this message along to as many of the squad / volunteers possible for making the race so well run.

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Grand Canyon Ultra Runner

Awesome race!!! I couldn’t believe that I PR :) :) :) Knocked down 2:05 and finished in 2:02:19 :) :) :)

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Danuta Piatek
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

I did it and looooooved it!!!!

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Debbie Simms
Antelope Canyon Ultras Runner

I’ve run two of their races and they were both great experiences. Well organized and breathtakingly beautiful settings.

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Kyle W.
Vacation Racer

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

Great and beautiful race.

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Sherry Postel
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

the most stunning, challenging course I've ever done.

Glacier was the most stunning, challenging course I’ve ever done. It was gorgeous. I can’t wait to get back in 2018!

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Wesley F.
Glacier Half Marathon Runner

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

We had an amazing time

We had an amazing time this year in Glacier.

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Christopher Dumais
Glacier Half Marathon Runner

Most beautiful place on Earth

Most beautiful place on Earth.

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Sarah Adams
Glacier Half Marathon Runner

Wonderful Race. I was able to break my PR in 2017.

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Jose A. Flores
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

Such a fun and beautiful race

This was such a fun and beautiful race. And the three days of camping were awesome, right near the finish line.

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Pamela Hansen
Yosemite Half Marathon Runner

I have been in an athlete and race coordinator for a lot of years! I was super impressed with the organization and flawlessness of this race. And special Kudos to your staff and volunteers - so helpful, supportive, and kind! I currently work for the Huntsman World Senior Games and LOVED your recycle bins - could you share with me where you get them? Thanks for an amazing day and a Race so Well Done!

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Michelle Graves
Zion 50K 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

The courses are always incredible

Have done Rocky Mtn twice and Yosemite once and can second that you guys are great. So much easier to deal with than a certain Mouse controlled race series and the courses are always incredible. Looking forward to Teton in June!

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Big Fat Bug Face Baby-Eating O'Brien
Yosemite & Rocky Mtn. Runner

Great race. Couldn't of asked for a better first time running half marathon!

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Michael Frazier
Shenandoah Half Marathon Runner

This race is awesome.

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Traci Poulson
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

You never disappoint

Amazing race. Bravo Vacation Races you never disappoint

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Christopher Dumais

Ran this in 2017 and 2018. Very well ran, thank you. Aid stations were very good! Grafton mesa marking was much better this year. I have mixed feelings on the cemetery decent and climb missing, that detail likely helped my overall time but was looking forward to that challenge. Although during the race I was like thank God I'm hanging a left here and not a right down that switch back. Found myself questioning the direction of the path several times, however I expected that and am OK with that. I did not catch the name of the person that did most of the talking at the pre run meeting and did the MC at the finish line this year. Maybe I caught he was the race director. Any way, I was impressed with him. Great character and professionalism with genuine concern for the runners. Such a good race. Next year I will do another VR event.

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Jeff Lewman
Zion Ultras 100 Mile Runner

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

I love Vacation Races

Yes!!! I'm going [to Yosemite] in 2018 and I am super excited, but first Grand Canyon Half Marathon, Lake Powell Half marathon, Zion Half marathon... :) I love Vacation Races races...can you tell? ;)

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Danuta Piatek
Superfan

Awesome race - thank you!!!

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Doug Calton
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

Always love Lake Powell, one of my favorite Vacation Races!!!

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Chuck Coats
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

Amazingly Beautiful

Thank you for an amazingly beautiful and well run event!

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Heather B
Grand Teton Half Marathon Runner

Stunningly well organized race experience. Everything about the day was just beautiful and well executed. So inspirational and fun, I would like to come work for you. Of course, it didn't hurt that I won my age group so my opinion might be slightly biased. ;)

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Derek J Brouwer II
Yellowstone Half Marathon Runner

One of my favorite races!!!

I did the Inaugural Half (Oct 10, 2015) and it was one of my favorite races!!!

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Denise Marie
Yosemite Half Marathon Runner

Beautiful race

Beautiful race, coming back next year!

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Susy Gutierrez
Bryce Canyon Ultras Runner

Thank you for putting on a terrific event! The volunteers were amazing, course was perfectly challenging, and I would definitely recommend this race to a friend. Thank you thank you!

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Darcie M
Bryce Canyon 50K Runner

Another great run!

Thank you for another great run!

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Jamie Biehahn-Crissman
Yosemite Half Marathon Runner

Great Event

Thanks for putting on such a great event! Also a huge shout out to all the volunteers, and the folks cheering us crazy people on!

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Katrina Morrow
Bryce Canyon Ultras Runner

This race was amazing, fabulous job everyone!!!!

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Claire Karol Weis
Shenandoah Half Marathon Runner

Fun times & great course...Our very first VR

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Geri Mae Howard
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

loved this race

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Christopher Dumais
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

Yup...DO IT!!! Best race experience I've ever had.

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Barb Wilkins
Antelope Canyon Ultras Runner

Ran it the past two years. Love it! Waiting to sign up again, this time with my kiddos running it too!

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Lou Swartz
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

Y'all weren't lying when you said "challenging course"...it was almost my first DNF! Support from fellow runners and volunteers saw me to the finish though. Keep doing what you guys do, these races will always be a favorite of mine.

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Rachel Davis
Shenandoah Half Marathon Runner

Most difficult thing I've done

Easily the most difficult thing I've done in life. First Hundo in the bag!

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Matt Cowgill

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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Casey J.
Yellowstone & Grand Teton Runner

Definitely a highlight so far this year

Standing in the middle of nowhere at 5 AM with almost 2000 other runners, watching the sky turn pink and waiting for this run to start, was definitely a highlight so far this year. Hope to do it again.

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Gary Anderson
Glacier Half Marathon Runner

Best put together race ever!...Definitely running Lake Powell Half Marathon 2018.. Team Don't Worry 'Bout it!

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Anita Gonzales Stika
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

Can't wait to race it again with the Sole Sisters!

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Tammy Humble Colby
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

Great race at beautiful place...and I love my medal

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Danuta Piatek
Shenandoah 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

Thank you for an amazingly beautiful and well run event!

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Heather Thomas Van Buskirk
Lake Powell Half Marathon Runner

This land has my heart. I can't wait to return...

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Christina Vincent
Antelope Canyon Ultras Runner

Pouring rain before the start everyone gathered under anything we could find lol great sportsmanship from all participants. Very well organized even being a first race, like the sip cup great way recycling method. Wonderful people organizing and vendors giving great information. Can't wait to get my 4th place age group award. Thanks Vacation Races see you again for a fun race.

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Diane Bolton
Shenandoah Half Marathon Runner

I want to do all of them

Yes!! I just want to road trip around the US and do all of them. It'll take almost a year, but think of all of the food and fun!!

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Rachel Ann Nelms
Vacation Races Runner

The 55km this year was the best race experience I've ever had. Every single thing went perfectly. And the views...my god the views.

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Barb Wilkins
Antelope Canyon Ultras Runner

Loved this race. In fact, I had so much fun, I came home and signed up for Lake Powell.

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Doug Calton
Shenandoah Half Marathon Runner

Tough but breathtaking

I ran Bryce as my first 50k last year. Ultra adventures races are tough but breathtaking.

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Nidhi Shah
Bryce Canyon Ultras Runner

Beautiful race and well organized

This was a beautiful race and well organized! Thanks :D

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Jadi Hansel
Yosemite Half Marathon Runner

We're also very highly regarded elsewhere

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