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National Park Race Series

Our Events

Vacation Races was founded in 2012 when we launched registration for the Inaugural Zion Half Marathon. Since then, we’ve added five more races to our calendar, each centered around a different National Park. Our goal is to put on beautiful half marathons and get people to visit and enjoy our amazing national parks. Learn about our convenient refund options, excellent military pricing, and innovative cup-less policy on each of our race websites.

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National Parks Series Annual Pass

Get ready for an EPIC year of travel and exploring our Nation’s parks! Whether you’re just running at your favorite parks or planning to complete the entire series, there’s an annual pass for you! The annual pass offers a great value, but without some of the flexibility a regular registration offers. Learn more here.


Virtual Races

What is a virtual race?
Technology allows community interaction, without demanding that we all be in the same place at the same time. Virtual Races provide runners the opportunity to participate in an awesome race event from wherever they are!
Why should I run?
Filling out your race calendar is becoming increasingly more expensive and wasteful! Virtual Races keep race entries low and allow you the flexibility to run when and where you want. You can be a part of the global running community whether you are physically running by yourself or you are meeting up with other local runners to participate in these events. Click on the race to find out more!


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Your free 2015 Calendar

We have a belated new years gift to you: our 2015 12 month calendar for free! The calendar features beautiful pictures of our national parks, plus some from our races. It marks all of our race days, as well as National Parks free entry days! Bookmark it for future reference, or take it to a […]

2015 Predictions

Something that can be fun to think about is what the new year might bring. What changes do you think will happen to the running industry in the next year? Or even better, what changes are you hoping to see in the next year? Enter your prediction below or on our facebook page and we’ll […]

Goal Setting

With just over a week until the new year, I can’t help think about my goals for the new year. I really like setting goals for myself and I like accomplishing them even more When I was younger, my parents would have us look at 4 areas of our life when setting our goals: Mental […]

eleventh day of christmas

On the ELEVENTH day of Christmas Vacation Races gave away… 11 pairs of knee-high compression socks and $20 gift cards from HYLETE! Hylete’s vision is to continuously create innovative, performance cross-training apparel that captures the spirit of the cross-training hybrid athlete. These socks are the perfect gift if you’re a runner! TO ENTER: Like, share, […]

tenth day of christmas

On the TENTH day of Christmas Vacation Races gave away… 10 runner themed scarfs from Words To Sweat By! TO ENTER: Complete and share this short quiz about National Parks! Be sure to tag us and use #12daysofVR when you post it! More about Words To Sweat By: If you are looking for motivational fitness […]

Ninth day of christmas

On the NINTH day of Christmas Vacation Races gave away… 9 National Parks Annual Passes! If you aren’t familiar with our race series, we put on beautiful half marathons near our National Parks. One of our major goals is to get people to visit and spend time in the parks, which makes today’s give away […]

eighth day of christmas

On the EIGHTH day of Christmas, Vacation Races gave away… 8 bottles of Juice Plus+ capsules! TO ENTER: post a picture of your favorite holiday treat to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Tag us, and use #12daysofVR! Thanks to Heidi Greenwood for working with us on this giveaway. A quick note about Juice Plus+ capsules: “Once […]

Seventh day of christmas

On the SEVENTH day of Christmas, Vacation Races gave away… 7 $25 gift cards to Oiselle! Simple. Clean. Enduring. Every aspect of Oiselle’s apparel was created to look as good as it feels. Their goal is to deliver the ideal garment: one that is refreshingly unique, fashion forward, and precisely designed for women runners. Check […]

on the sixth day of christmas

On the SIXTH day of Christmas Vacation Races gave away… 6 Klean Kanteen water bottles and free Vacation Races Virtual Race Series entries! TO ENTER: Take this short holiday trivia quiz and share your results on Facebook or Twitter! Powered by Interact Klean Kanteen jumped into the market with their first metal hydration bottle in […]

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Contact Megan at meganw@vacationraces.com