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Overall Rating (23 Reviews)
4.7
(23 Ratings) 🏆 (23 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.7
SCENERY
4.8
PRODUCTION
4.7
SWAG
4
The Bryce Canyon Ultras feature scenic, mountain courses running along the western edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau, offering spectacular views above and below the hoodoos. The race is run at high elevation, with most of the miles on this rugged course between 8,000 – 9,000 ft. The 50 miler starts at … MORE
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    tonyasalter FIRST-TIMER '22

    Such a great experience being able to run by one of my favorite national parks. Vacation Races always sets up a great course. Definitely plan to do another one this … MORE

    Such a great experience being able to run by one of my favorite national parks. Vacation Races always sets up a great course. Definitely plan to do another one this year!

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    5
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    5
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    5
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    5

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    sethmccune FIRST-TIMER '22

    This race is gorgeous and challenging. There is over 7,600 feet of elevation gain during this course, including a very challenging 800’ climb around mile 49. Be prepared! The race … MORE

    This race is gorgeous and challenging. There is over 7,600 feet of elevation gain during this course, including a very challenging 800’ climb around mile 49. Be prepared!

    The race is so very well organized. Aid stations are well stocked and everyone is so kind. I cannot recommend this race enough! Do it – you won’t regret it.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    tsltan FIRST-TIMER '22

    This course starts at an elevation of 8,000 ft and is held in the desert. Be prepared! Arrive with a few days, if not weeks, to acclimatize to the attitude … MORE

    This course starts at an elevation of 8,000 ft and is held in the desert. Be prepared! Arrive with a few days, if not weeks, to acclimatize to the attitude if you’re to used to it, and make sure you stay hydrated at all times. I learned my lesson the hard way. This is truly a vacation race destination. So many great areas to visit nearby. Check out my video below.

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    5
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    4
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    5
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    4
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    adecamp25 FIRST-TIMER '22

    If you’re looking for a tough run at a gorgeous location put on by people who really know what they’re doing in order to make things go smoothly, then this … MORE

    If you’re looking for a tough run at a gorgeous location put on by people who really know what they’re doing in order to make things go smoothly, then this is the run for you! This is the second vacation races run I’ve done and I’m still impressed with how they think of just about everything in order for you to have a great run. Great aid stations, clearly marked trails, lots of helpful volunteers, and great medals! Well done race!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
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    4

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    [email protected] REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Poorly organized and poor communication. Will not return for another event from this organization. I’m so bummed! I’ve done a couple other events but after this event will not be … MORE

    Poorly organized and poor communication. Will not return for another event from this organization. I’m so bummed! I’ve done a couple other events but after this event will not be going back.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    1
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    1

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    bighead27 FIRST-TIMER '22

    Absolutely amazing. The most mentally and physically demanding race I've ever accomplished. The terrain was gorgeous and tested everything you had near the end. Planning on running a 60k next … MORE

    Absolutely amazing. The most mentally and physically demanding race I’ve ever accomplished. The terrain was gorgeous and tested everything you had near the end. Planning on running a 60k next year!

    Aid stations and crew were phenomenal. On long races sometimes it gets questionable if you’re on the right path. Not once did I question the direction during this race. Extremely well organized.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
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    5
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    5
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    4
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    This event was so well organized and supported. The course was beautiful, the change in scenery was amazing. This was one of my favorite race experiences. MORE

    This event was so well organized and supported. The course was beautiful, the change in scenery was amazing. This was one of my favorite race experiences.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    juliastg FIRST-TIMER '22

    Many different terrains to experience! A sandy climb, single track meadow, quiet forest, dirt road, and a few peaks to cap it off! Great energy and many first-timers to Bryce … MORE

    Many different terrains to experience! A sandy climb, single track meadow, quiet forest, dirt road, and a few peaks to cap it off! Great energy and many first-timers to Bryce Canyon at this race. Enjoy the aid stations since they come with the pickle juice right when you need it, and love the leap-frogging with other runners and you make the second ascent!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5
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    bposkin FIRST-TIMER '22

    What a stunning race! The scenery is beautiful, and the production of the event is top notch. This race is definitely tougher than it is on paper… tough climbs, sneaky … MORE

    What a stunning race! The scenery is beautiful, and the production of the event is top notch. This race is definitely tougher than it is on paper… tough climbs, sneaky high altitude, and it gets hot!

    The volunteers and aid stations are as good as any race I’ve been to. Everyone was extremely kind and helpful, and there were all sorts of real (and hot) food options, along with the standard drinks, snacks, and “ultra-nutrition” options. I ran the event without crew or a pacer, which means I relied heavily on the support of the aid stations. Again, I’m not sure I could have been successful without the assortment of nutrition and help from the volunteers at these aid stations (e.g., grilled cheese, hot soup, turkey sandwiches with avocado, quesadillas, Coca Cola, etc.).

    Simply put, if you’re looking for a beautiful but brutal challenge, Bryce Canyon (and Vacation Races) will set you up for success and the experience of a lifetime.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
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    4
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    rachamone FIRST-TIMER '22

    Vacation Races put on one hell of a race. The 30k course was tough and technical but amazingly beautiful. High altitudes, big climbs and descents. It was all so incredible! … MORE

    Vacation Races put on one hell of a race. The 30k course was tough and technical but amazingly beautiful. High altitudes, big climbs and descents. It was all so incredible!

    The race was well organized. There was lots of variety at the aid stations and the finish. Unfortunately, the strong winds made it difficult for everyone to enjoy the post race party but that didn’t stop people from sticking around the cheering on all the runners.

    I will be back next year to tackle the 50 miler!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    dustedjunipers FIRST-TIMER '22

    This course looks like it's probably a moderately difficult course on paper, but it is deceptively difficult. Very run-able first 30 miles can lull you into euphoric confidence while the … MORE

    This course looks like it’s probably a moderately difficult course on paper, but it is deceptively difficult. Very run-able first 30 miles can lull you into euphoric confidence while the back 70+ (total ends up being 102+ miles) is a rollercoaster of differing terrain/conditions, making finding a rhythm very difficult. The altitude, dry air, wind, heat, and cold night make proper preparation/planning essential. We camped on site and dealt with some major wind/dust. The start/finish venue was good (not great, but I think that had a lot to do with the wind and dust), the aid stations were phenomenal, and the unique finisher buckles are super cool. I really enjoyed my weekend and will definitely be looking into more opportunities to run Vacation Races events.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
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    3

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    scotlan12 FIRST-TIMER '22

    All the staff and RD are great. I can’t say enough about them. So helpful. The 100miles course is very tough and often incredibly underestimated. MORE

    All the staff and RD are great. I can’t say enough about them. So helpful. The 100miles course is very tough and often incredibly underestimated.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
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    5

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    stefaneng FIRST-TIMER '22

    Beautiful scenery and fantastic aid stations. The 100 mile course has some tough technical sections. The terrain ranged from dirt forest road, loose rocks, sand, and technical sections. Nice handmade … MORE

    Beautiful scenery and fantastic aid stations. The 100 mile course has some tough technical sections. The terrain ranged from dirt forest road, loose rocks, sand, and technical sections. Nice handmade buckle when you finish. Loved that the race organizers used re-useable cups for drinks to cut down on waste.

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    5
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    5
    SCENERY
    5
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    5
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    chadrobison FIRST-TIMER '22

    Run was well organized. The swag, medal, and merchandise were great. Lots of variety at the aid stations and the finish. The course was tough but beautiful. Will for sure … MORE

    Run was well organized. The swag, medal, and merchandise were great. Lots of variety at the aid stations and the finish. The course was tough but beautiful. Will for sure do more races.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    josh.horn8 FIRST-TIMER '22

    This is the first ultramarathon I've done, and it set sky high expectations for all future races. I'm already looking at other VR races for my next one! -The course … MORE

    This is the first ultramarathon I’ve done, and it set sky high expectations for all future races. I’m already looking at other VR races for my next one!

    -The course goes through hoodoos!
    -Directions to staging and camping area were clear
    -Bib pickup was fast and seamless
    -Bibs were small compared to other races, which is a huge plus, no one wants to run with a poster on their chest
    -Drop bag drop-off and pickup were very well coordinated
    -Aid stations were well placed and well stocked despite the remoteness of portions of the course
    -Course was well marked throughout, never any doubt about if I was on course or not
    -Course was tough, but not excruciating
    -There were a couple long stretches of loose sand/silt that were very challenging
    -Solid technical section along Thunder Mountain and returning to Proctor Canyon, but all runnable
    -Volunteers were enthusiastic and helpful
    -Race swag is sweet
    -Announcer did an incredible job of calling runners into the finish
    -Food truck had solid options for a warm meal post-race
    -Did I say you run through hoodoos?

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    Thaskell8288 FIRST-TIMER '22

    Awesome race, great views of bryce canyon area. Difficult terrain but so worth it. I registered through Wander Project an amazing experience with them also. The actual race was so … MORE

    Awesome race, great views of bryce canyon area. Difficult terrain but so worth it. I registered through Wander Project an amazing experience with them also. The actual race was so much fun, great aid stations and the views were breathtaking. Intensity level 5/5 for race though, took me about 2 more hours than I had planned on.

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    5
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    5
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    5
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    3
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    shakallen FIRST-TIMER '22

    There’s a reason this course is rated high in the difficulty scale. High altitude, big climbs and descents, plus the constant distraction of gorgeous scenery. It was honestly difficult not … MORE

    There’s a reason this course is rated high in the difficulty scale. High altitude, big climbs and descents, plus the constant distraction of gorgeous scenery. It was honestly difficult not to stop every few minutes to admire the view and take pictures. This course felt medium difficult to me. Varied terrain including maintenance roads, single track dirt, a few technical sections, and even a couple of hop over water crossings. Vacation races always has extremely friendly and helpful volunteers. Having well stocked aid stations always helps boost morale and minimize the amount of stuff I have to carry. I highly recommend any races put on by vacation races.

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    3
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    5
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    5
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    5
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    Trudz FIRST-TIMER '22

    I loved this course. It's so beautiful and was in the trees most of the time. Yes, there were some hot and exposed areas, namely the last drop into the … MORE

    I loved this course. It’s so beautiful and was in the trees most of the time. Yes, there were some hot and exposed areas, namely the last drop into the finish line. No, that hot spot didn’t wreck me.
    I had a lot of fun and was happy to finish.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
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    5
    SCENERY
    5
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    3

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    pmahoney FIRST-TIMER '22

    This course was so challenging but worth the views. My favorite section was mile 20-25ish on Thunder Mtn. I had a lot more gain than the website said but I'm … MORE

    This course was so challenging but worth the views. My favorite section was mile 20-25ish on Thunder Mtn. I had a lot more gain than the website said but I’m not complaining! Thankfully it wasn’t too warm but I did get close to running out of water and I carried over 60 ounces on me so recommend having as much on you as possible. I loved the finisher mug also. I didn’t stay after because it was so windy so I can’t speak to what the after party is like.

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    5
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    5
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    diverdude0075 FIRST-TIMER '21

    This was my first ultra marathon. With more than 5,000 feet in elevation change ranging from 6-9k feet, it was tough. I’m glad I did it. It was the most … MORE

    This was my first ultra marathon. With more than 5,000 feet in elevation change ranging from 6-9k feet, it was tough.

    I’m glad I did it. It was the most difficult run I’ve ever done! The scenery and aid stations were amazing!

    What set this race apart though were the other runners and volunteers! Everyone was positive, encouraging and helpful! I can’t wait to do another Vacation Races event!

    I loved that there was an option to camp at the start/finish line!

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