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It's Time For An Adventure

Global Adventures are all-inclusive week-long running adventures in the most incredible locations all around the globe. 

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There's nothing like a vacation with a warm breeze, sun-kissed skin, and the sound of waves breaking on the shore. Maybe. But isn't that what everyone else wants?

And you're not everyone else.

This is for you - you who isn't afraid to say yes to a challenge. You who smirks and says "okay, sure," when told you can't do something. This is your story and your Global Adventure.

  • 7-9 days of travel and lodging
  • Breathtaking 7-12K trail runs 
  • Adrenaline-pumping activities
  • Cultural excursions
  • Expert local guidance 
  • Most meals (and drinks!) covered
  • Race medals and swag
  • New lifelong friendships!

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GLOBAL ADVENTURES ARE BUILT FOR YOU...

thrill seekers.

goal crushers.

page turners.

nap takers.

(ok, we love to nap!)

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This one is for you.

 Whatever your reasons or goals - you belong here with us.

Living life to the fullest.

One incredible adventure at a time.


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2022 Global Adventures

Costa Rica:

Central

San Jose, CR


Dates:

January 8-5, 2022

COSTA RICA: CENTRAL

Costa Rica:

Guanacaste

Liberia, CR


Dates:

January 22-30, 2022

COSTA RICA: GUANACASTE

Patagonia

Argentina - Chile


Dates:

November 5-13, 2022

February 25 - March 5, 2023

PATAGONIA

IRELAND

Dublin, Ireland


Dates:

May 7-14, 2022

September 3-10, 2022

IRELAND

ICELAND

Reykjavik, Iceland


Dates:

June 11-18, 2022

June 25 - July 2, 2022

ICELAND

ALASKA

Anchorage, AK


Dates:

July 23-30, 2022

ALASKA

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Traveling safe through Covid-19

We've put measures in place to help ensure successful trips despite the ongoing effects of Covid-19.

Covid-19 Vaccination

Proof of a complete Covid-19 vaccination will be required for all runners on any Global Adventures trip for the time being.

Cancellation Timeline

During this time, hosting successful trips is less certain than we would like. For your comfort, we have published a schedule by which we will notify runners in the event that we need to cancel a trip.

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We'll send you emails when new Global Adventures are added or registrations open up. We won't spam you, but we do get pretty excited about these trips!

Global Adventures FAQ

Registration & Trip Planning

Will I need a passport or visa?

If our destination country is different from your country of residence, yes, you will need a valid passport. Though every country is different, a good rule to follow is that your passport should not expire within 6 months of your planned travel. It is your responsibility to verify that your passport meets our destination country's criteria.

Visa requirements vary by country and by nationality. Please reference the state department website of the destination country to determine if a visa is needed. Ultimately, you are responsible for securing all necessary visas and documentation required by the destination country.

How much does a Global Adventures trip cost?

All Global Adventures trips include the cost of daily hotels, included group activities and entrance fees, domestic transportation in the host country, and most food and drinks.


The cost of your flight to and from the host country is not included to allow participants to choose the travel options that are right for them.


Looking for the exact cost of this trip? Head to the Book Your Trip tab!

Are there discounts available?

We do not currently offer any discounts for Global Adventures trips.

Can I receive a refund for trip activities that I don't want to participate in?

No. We cannot offer partial refunds for unattended components of the trip. Our travel packages are thoughtfully curated, taking into consideration various factors to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience for all participants. This includes pre-booking accommodations, activities, meals, transportation and other components well in advance.

What are the hotels like?

We typically have 3-star lodging booked for you. Rooms will be comfortable, clean, and safe, but no frills; a place that you would feel ok relaxing in!

On some adventures, we have alternative lodging like glamping tents. Check your itinerary and the photo gallery for pictures and additional information.

Who goes on Global Adventures trips?

From solo travelers to groups, teens to the silver-haired, seasoned thrill-seekers to those ready to step out of their comfort zone for the first time - these trips offer an experience for everyone. Our past adventurers come from all walks of life but all share a love of life and a willingness to challenge themselves.


Seriously. Don't be afraid to come alone. You are sure to leave with new friends, new confidence, and approximately 800 photos of moments that took your breath away!

How much free time will we have?

Our days start between 6:30-7:00 am for breakfast before we head out run the trails. Expect to have a few hours of free time each afternoon to explore the towns we visit and take in the grandeur of the landscape. Our goal is to have enough adventure to fill your days without feeling rushed from location to location.

In addition, all Global Adventures will have 2 free evenings- you'll be able to walk around town and maybe stop by that cute pub you passed earlier in the day for dinner!

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

We can accommodate most dietary restrictions with some advance notice. Please fill out your traveler information in Run Signup after you register so that we can make plans successfully.

If you have a particularly specific or complex dietary requirement, please reach out to us. While we cannot guarantee full accommodations, we'll always try our best!

Exceptions:

Japan - in Japan, restrictions are harder to accommodate and are not culturally normal. As such, most restaurants struggle to accommodate restrictions beyond vegetarian, pescatarian, or dairy-free diets. If you have a restriction outside of these three diets, please book a 15-minute call here.

Are there any age restrictions?

These trips are mainly enjoyed by adults, and as long as you are comfortable with the runs, activities, and group setting, we'll be glad to have you! For parents/guardians who may want to bring their children who also like to run, we recommend children be 14 years or older.

For activity-specific restrictions, read below:

Patagonia Trips: The glacier hike is restricted to ages 64 and under. Individuals 65 and older are not permitted to participate, but we will try to find an alternate activity for them.

Ireland Trips: The whiskey tasting event is 21+

Do I need a COVID-19 Vaccine?

While we will no longer require the vaccine, we strongly encourage everyone traveling with us to make sure you're aware of the Covid-19 travel restrictions of each country you will visit or pass through on a layover. Please visit the State Department website of your destination country to up-to-date travel information.

While on your trip, our staff medic will be able to help you locate and schedule Covid testing as needed. We will also have rapid tests and masks on hand.

We ask all our adventurers to respect each others boundaries and preferences. If you remain unsure of the risks, we encourage you to wait to take a Global Adventures trip until you feel confident joining us!

Will I receive swag items before my trip?

We ship all travelers a swag package about 3 weeks before the event. We are only able ot ship within the US at this time. You can update your preferred shipping address by following these steps in your RunSignup account:

1. Log into your RunSignup account
2. Under Upcoming Events, click Manage Registration for this event
3. Click the Shipping tab and update your shipping address

The Races & Activities

How difficult are the runs?

Global Adventures are meant to challenge you. That being said, we welcome runners of various levels and will support you towards the finish line.


Each day we’ll be running/hiking between 7-12K (approx. 3-6 miles). Most of these runs will have a decent amount of elevation gain. It is not uncommon for us to walk the uphill portions and run when the terrain is flat or downhill.


We plan for runners to maintain at least a 20-minute per mile trail pace on these runs. If we believe this pace becomes too difficult for a runner, we may ask them to sit out a run or offer a shorter course for them.

 

Do I have to run every day?

This is your vacation- you should do what you want!

If you want to take a break for a day or two, then by all means do it. Our goal is to make sure you have the best possible experience on the trails, whatever that means for you.

 

Are there aid stations?

There are no aid stations in these trail runs.

Most adventurers choose to wear a hydration backpack or carry a water bottle in hand (along with a few gels or other snacks as needed).

You are required to bring your own hydration system. Our team loves the hydration options developed by Nathan Sports. Give them a look!

Will we run into animals on the trails?

If you are lucky, you’ll get to see some local wildlife (Moose, goats, whale, oh my!) We will be visiting wild places and encounters with animals are always a possibility. However, we will be on well traveled trails which tend to keep the animals away. 


All Global Adventures trips partner with expert guides from the area to provide tips on staying safe on the trails. Mosquitos will vary greatly with the climate and even changes year-to-year. We recommend packing mosquito repellent.

 

Can I bring someone who doesn't run?

If you want to bring a partner to the event that doesn’t want to participate in the runs, that’s totally fine. They'll still get to join in the daily activities and explore the destination - just not on the trails. They can join us as a fast hiker (20 minutes per mile) if they choose!


Just sign up for the event as a regular participant, but let us know in the registration notes that your partner is not running.

What other activities will we be doing?

Each Global Adventure is different - expect a range of activities like historical tours, boat cruises, hands-on workshops, and more!

For activities specific to this trip, check out the itinerary. You'll also receive a detailed daily itinerary a few weeks before your arrival date.

For any questions, please reach out to Cherie at cherie@www.vacationraces.com. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you around the globe!

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