Overall Rating
Overall Rating (22 Reviews)
4.9
(22 Ratings) 🏆 (22 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.3
SCENERY
4.9
PRODUCTION
4.8
SWAG
4.5
The Antelope Canyon Ultras is a stunningly beautiful early season race through the spectacular Arizona desert landscape. The Antelope Canyon region is one of the most photographed places in the country and a sacred region for the Navajo people. From the spectacular Horseshoe Bend to the mesmerizing Waterholes Canyon there is something … MORE
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    ydonna FIRST-TIMER '22

    Tough course for a first time Ultra Half!! The views were spectacular- the 2.5 miles in the sand at the end was definitely a game changer- stay hydrated and be … MORE

    Tough course for a first time Ultra Half!! The views were spectacular- the 2.5 miles in the sand at the end was definitely a game changer- stay hydrated and be prepared minimal facilities for bathroom use! But as with every Vacation Race excellent staff and volunteers all was great!!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
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    5
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    5
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    5

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    deesauriol FIRST-TIMER '22

    I will do this again but shorter distance. The terrain made it so tough for me. About 65 % sand, steep climbs with not much traction for balance but oooooohhhh … MORE

    I will do this again but shorter distance. The terrain made it so tough for me. About 65 % sand, steep climbs with not much traction for balance but oooooohhhh SO BEAUTIFUL. I didn’t make 15 hour cutoff even though I raced my butt off. I should have known how tough it would be since it’s a UTMB qualifier. Felt like there were more course markers than 2021 Zion 100k. Great race organization! Race fee includes race photos.

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    5
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    5
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    gnarlynori FIRST-TIMER '22

    How do I even begin?! Wow. If you are not one for crowds but want to experience the beauty of Page, AZ - this race provided exactly that. Not only … MORE

    How do I even begin?! Wow.
    If you are not one for crowds but want to experience the beauty of Page, AZ – this race provided exactly that. Not only were we in the presence of sandstone giants, we were able to glide past Lake Powell, traverse down, through, and up Slot canyon, and look down upon the beauty of Horseshoe overlook (scarily close!)

    This was my first Ultra- tough in every way but the beauty of the community both running and local, the challenge that was relieved by the surrounding breathtaking of the scenery . This will be a difficult race to top for me! The 55k gave me more than I could have imagined and I’m so appreciative of the opportunity vacation races has provided to allow the world to experience these beautiful places like no other!

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    4
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    5
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    5
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    neyra FIRST-TIMER '22

    Lots of sand to enjoy. Lots of Ahhmazing scenery to take in. Great route. Great run. Great staff. The supporters were lively. The race was very well executed. MORE

    Lots of sand to enjoy. Lots of Ahhmazing scenery to take in. Great route. Great run. Great staff. The supporters were lively. The race was very well executed.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
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    5
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    5
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    5
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    tricia.boomer FIRST-TIMER '22

    I had NO idea if I could actually finish the 55k going into it. I went with the thought of "just go with it, it's an adventure, enjoy the day". … MORE

    I had NO idea if I could actually finish the 55k going into it. I went with the thought of “just go with it, it’s an adventure, enjoy the day”. The scenery was inspiring, incredible, and stimulating the entire race. Vacation Races had plenty of aid stations with good vibes, great treats, and music to sing in your head with as a distraction to keep going. I finished in a time I could not be more proud of and felt really great the whole time. Might have even been able to have gone the 50m!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
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    5
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    5
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    5

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    brittanywilson FIRST-TIMER '22

    I could not have picked a better first ultra marathon! The course was absolutely beautiful, and the trail was both really fun (bouldering down into the slot canyon!) and really … MORE

    I could not have picked a better first ultra marathon! The course was absolutely beautiful, and the trail was both really fun (bouldering down into the slot canyon!) and really hard (sand!). This made it feel like more than a race but a crazy adventure. Course support was awesome, medals/swag totally excellent. I can’t wait for my next ultra (eyeing Bryce Canyon next year!)

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    5
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    5
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    5

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    cgabbert FIRST-TIMER '22

    They did an outstanding job on this race: Course marking: outstanding Volunteers: outstanding Water stops: outstanding Bib pickup: outstanding This was a difficult race, the course is challenging, a lot … MORE

    They did an outstanding job on this race:
    Course marking: outstanding
    Volunteers: outstanding
    Water stops: outstanding
    Bib pickup: outstanding
    This was a difficult race, the course is challenging, a lot of sand and rocks, a couple of challenging climbs and declines, but totally worth it. The views were breathtaking and the challenge of the course made it that much more fun. I was amazed at how well the course was marked, the volunteers were extremely energetic, the race village was set up great, plenty of support after the finish. We are looking forward to doing another Vacation Race run.

    DIFFICULTY
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    5
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    5
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    5

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    prevotj FIRST-TIMER '22

    This is an incredibly beautiful and incredibly challenging course. I am usually a road marathoner, this was my first ultra and trail race. It was run flawlessly. The course organization … MORE

    This is an incredibly beautiful and incredibly challenging course. I am usually a road marathoner, this was my first ultra and trail race. It was run flawlessly. The course organization was great, everything was very clearly marked. The aid stations were very well stocked. My crew member had no issues navigating the course. The course was very challenging with sand and slick rock but with epic views the entire way which made it more than worth it!!! Will definitely do another vacation race event.

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    5
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    5
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    5
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    5

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    schreiner69 FIRST-TIMER '22

    If you run this planning on setting a PR, you are missing the best parts of this race. The scenery is worth every cent of the registration. Stop, take pictures … MORE

    If you run this planning on setting a PR, you are missing the best parts of this race. The scenery is worth every cent of the registration. Stop, take pictures soak in the views. Enjoy running (or walking) in a place that most people will never see.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
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    5
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    5
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    5

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    pontzjason FIRST-TIMER '22

    Attended as a father/son team traveling 2,600 miles to attend. My son dnf’d at mile 27 so I went with him. Even with a short race it was the most … MORE

    Attended as a father/son team traveling 2,600 miles to attend. My son dnf’d at mile 27 so I went with him. Even with a short race it was the most spectacular race I’ve ever been in!! Scenery, participants and race workers
    were so incredible. Even getting extracted was fun! The 2 gentlemen who got us were wonderful and made us feel better despite our bad spot we were in. DEFINITELY coming back in 2023!!

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    ladyleanne FIRST-TIMER '22

    Beautiful views! Nice 10 mile loop around the rim, but beware at mile 11, you’re in sand until the end! Save up your energy for the final push. MORE

    Beautiful views! Nice 10 mile loop around the rim, but beware at mile 11, you’re in sand until the end! Save up your energy for the final push.

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    3
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    5
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    5
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    5
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    shakallen FIRST-TIMER '22

    This race is absolutely worth it. It’s worth the training, it’s worth the travel, it’s worth the money. This was my first 50 mile attempt, my first DNF, and I’d … MORE

    This race is absolutely worth it. It’s worth the training, it’s worth the travel, it’s worth the money. This was my first 50 mile attempt, my first DNF, and I’d do it again. Lots of slick rock and sand. The race is organized well. The volunteers and aid stations are fabulous. Should be on every trail runners bucket list.

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    monson4223 FIRST-TIMER '22

    This was my first 50 mile race and a chose it because of the beautiful course and I was not disappointed. The course runs through 4 slot canyons, horseshoe bend … MORE

    This was my first 50 mile race and a chose it because of the beautiful course and I was not disappointed. The course runs through 4 slot canyons, horseshoe bend and Page rim trail. The views are stunning. There is lots of sand, and some scrambling up and down rocks. There were big puddles in Waterholes Canyon that were too big to jump over and got our feet wet, but it was all part of the experience. This is a very scenic race that will challenge you!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
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    4
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    5
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    4

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    katbaum REPEAT RUNNER '22

    For this race, lots of sand. The views are amazing. Be prepared to climb and do some ninja moves to get through the course. Well worth the experience. MORE

    For this race, lots of sand. The views are amazing. Be prepared to climb and do some ninja moves to get through the course. Well worth the experience.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
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    4
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    4
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    4

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    cjohnchavis FIRST-TIMER '20

    It was great scenery and a good production. Course issues caused a couple of women to get lost due to markings, but we were told that would be fixed. First … MORE

    It was great scenery and a good production. Course issues caused a couple of women to get lost due to markings, but we were told that would be fixed. First and last 2 miles are sand and poor footing. Making it tough. Course was actually 13.6 miles.

    Finish is great. Medals were well designed. Would’ve loved to received something for getting 2nd in my AG.

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    3
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    5
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    asr117 FIRST-TIMER '20

    This course was much harder than I anticipated. There were hills to climb up and down, rocks to climb over and around, ramps to run down and ladders to climb … MORE

    This course was much harder than I anticipated. There were hills to climb up and down, rocks to climb over and around, ramps to run down and ladders to climb up, ledges to run along, and so much sand to run through. There were also some of the most incredible views I have ever seen!! It was an amazing journey and I was lucky enough to be able to participate in this race when so many others were canceled.

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    5
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    5
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    5

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    thtgirl609 FIRST-TIMER '20

    Vacation races is already amazing. So this was not surprising. Great aids. Good variety of hot and cold food. Great course markings. Amazing views. Tough challenging course and well put … MORE

    Vacation races is already amazing. So this was not surprising. Great aids. Good variety of hot and cold food. Great course markings. Amazing views. Tough challenging course and well put together race. Can’t wait to go back.

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    5
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    5
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    5
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    5

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    M_Sohaskey Mar 30, 2020 at 5:49pm

    Congrats, Sallie! Glad you were able to squeeze in one last finish line before social distancing kicked in... and the fact it was with Vacation Races is a bonus. I… MORE

    Congrats, Sallie! Glad you were able to squeeze in one last finish line before social distancing kicked in... and the fact it was with Vacation Races is a bonus. I never thought I'd run a virtual race, but I've actually signed up for their Staycation Races Home Half Marathon, since it's the most clever take I've seen on the concept. Be well, take care, and fingers crossed life resumes its normal ebb & flow soon! LESS

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    amy.schaumburg FIRST-TIMER '19

    This was my fourth ultra and by far the most difficult! The front half is deep sand and lots of scrambling up and down rocks. Running through the slot canyon … MORE

    This was my fourth ultra and by far the most difficult! The front half is deep sand and lots of scrambling up and down rocks. Running through the slot canyon and views of Horseshoe Bend were spectacular, though. And support on the course simply amazing.

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    M_Sohaskey Mar 16, 2019 at 8:34pm

    Well done on ultra #4 Amy and YES, Horseshoe Bend is just incredible — to be able to see that during a race would be amazing and worth having to… MORE

    Well done on ultra #4 Amy and YES, Horseshoe Bend is just incredible — to be able to see that during a race would be amazing and worth having to shuffle through all the sand! LESS

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    splintergirl Mar 10, 2019 at 4:33pm

    Would you recommend sand gaiters would that even help?

    Would you recommend sand gaiters would that even help?

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    amy.schaumburg Mar 10, 2019 at 5:17pm

    Sand gaiters would definitely have helped. I just had on the regular trail gaiters which did help. I didn’t have as much problem with sand in my shoes, just running… MORE

    Sand gaiters would definitely have helped. I just had on the regular trail gaiters which did help. I didn’t have as much problem with sand in my shoes, just running in the shifting sand was...tedious LESS

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    tsltan FIRST-TIMER '19

    This is a must-do on your list of ultras. You run through canyon slots, including the famous Antelope Canyon, and alongside the majestic Colorado River and Horseshoe Bend. This race … MORE

    This is a must-do on your list of ultras. You run through canyon slots, including the famous Antelope Canyon, and alongside the majestic Colorado River and Horseshoe Bend. This race course is very unique and is only made possible because of the generosity of the Navajo Nation. I’m not sure words will do justice but check out the video below.

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    mdlutz FIRST-TIMER '19

    Amazing run. The first couple of miles are deep sand and uphill. I was not prepared for the that at all. The rest was single track, not too steep and … MORE

    Amazing run. The first couple of miles are deep sand and uphill. I was not prepared for the that at all. The rest was single track, not too steep and just beautiful.

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