Overall Rating
Overall Rating (259 Reviews)
4.8
(259 Ratings) 🏆 (259 Reviews)
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2.8
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4.8
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4.5
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4.6
The Grand Teton Half Marathon & 5K features possibly Vacation Races’ prettiest course ever….you’ll run a flat, paved road over the Snake River and through scenic pastures. A peaceful, well-packed dirt road in the final miles leading up to a stunning reveal of the Grand Teton mountain range and a … MORE
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    zellner.zach FIRST-TIMER '24

    This was the 3rd event that my wife and I have done with Vacation Races. Finding the expo was easy and parking was excellent. We got were greeted by enthusiastic … MORE

    This was the 3rd event that my wife and I have done with Vacation Races. Finding the expo was easy and parking was excellent. We got were greeted by enthusiastic volunteers and got our bibs and merch quickly.

    The nearby town had an excellent bar/grill with awesome food and great service. Down the road a park offered great views and some of the clearest water you’ll ever see.

    The 5k was all pavement and the scenery was excellent. For the half marathon, it’s a straight out and then get shuttled back situation. The race itself features views of the mountains and great conversations. It ran along a paved path and had some road running.

    The aid stations were plenty, you do need your own reusable cup though. After the race, they feed you well, and the medals are stunning.

    My wife and I did the “Grand Quad” series which was completing the 5k and half marathon at the Tetons and the following week at Yellowstone. It’s totally worth it and I recommend taking the time to check it out!

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    BeckyElliott FIRST-TIMER '24

    If you are from a state with a lower elevation, running this race at about 6500' will impact your performance (unless you have acclimated). The views are fantastic, and the … MORE

    If you are from a state with a lower elevation, running this race at about 6500′ will impact your performance (unless you have acclimated). The views are fantastic, and the finisher medals are impressive. Vacation Races does a nice job of organizing the event. This race is “cup-free”, meaning that you have to bring your own water bottle. I originally thought that the hydration stations would be crowded (with runners having to fill up their own bottles/cups), but the organizers did a nice job of making sure there were ample “fill stations” at the hydration stations. Only complaint = they needed more porta potties at the start area. Grand Teton National Park is amazing. I highly recommend staying a few extra days to explore the area.

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    Sunbyrne8 REPEAT RUNNER '24

    Paved, high-altitude, visually stunning, organized race. I saw big mountains, cattle & rivers. Pre-race Potty situation was a little hectic. MORE

    Paved, high-altitude, visually stunning, organized race.
    I saw big mountains, cattle & rivers.
    Pre-race Potty situation was a little hectic.

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    runningRN REPEAT RUNNER '24

    Once again a great production by Vacation Races. The views were spectacular. The course was well marked and controlled. The bathroom situation could have been better. Overall a great race. MORE

    Once again a great production by Vacation Races. The views were spectacular. The course was well marked and controlled. The bathroom situation could have been better. Overall a great race.

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    It was a good race overall. It was pretty cold in the beginning, so make sure you plan accordingly. The restrooms were an issue and hopefully it improves next year. … MORE

    It was a good race overall. It was pretty cold in the beginning, so make sure you plan accordingly. The restrooms were an issue and hopefully it improves next year. I had a really good time in Wyoming and Idaho all together. Make sure to make it a true vacation. Also, be prepared for the prices for stay, etc.

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    adkissonjl FIRST-TIMER '24

    I participate with vacation races mostly for the destination, not the actual race. This was my second race with them and first time to the area. The route was easy … MORE

    I participate with vacation races mostly for the destination, not the actual race. This was my second race with them and first time to the area. The route was easy and beautiful. You mostly run on a road that has great views of Grand Teton. I was starting to get an ache in my hip from being slanted on a small road and ended up walking some to save my body for vacation activities for the rest of the week. The road was still open for traffic both ways so you run on the shoulder slant. The start and finish are in very different areas so shuttles conveniently take you around. Plan for an early morning to get to the start and for time after before you are shuttled back to your car or lodging area. I stayed in Jackson and had plenty of time to still shuttle back, shower, and check out of my room by 11am. I enjoyed pairing this race with the Yellowstone Half Marathon for two weekends of beautiful destination races.

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    Ryanna_Hammond FIRST-TIMER '24

    This course was relatively easy and very beautiful but due to the high elevation, it is not ideal for people who live at low altitudes. I’m from Southern California and … MORE

    This course was relatively easy and very beautiful but due to the high elevation, it is not ideal for people who live at low altitudes. I’m from Southern California and trained at virtually sea level and this race was at 6000+ feet nonetheless it was beautiful and amazing. Next time I would simply train more in higher elevation so that I would be fully prepared. 🙂

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    kbuck2 FIRST-TIMER '24

    One of the two most beautiful race courses I’ve experienced (Big Sur is the other). Got perfect weather - upper 30s/low 40s. Vacation Races always has fantastic production. Great swag. … MORE

    One of the two most beautiful race courses I’ve experienced (Big Sur is the other). Got perfect weather – upper 30s/low 40s. Vacation Races always has fantastic production. Great swag. Free photos. Course wasn’t super challenging and altitude wasn’t terrible either. Highly recommend this race!

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    esmarshall9412 FIRST-TIMER '24

    I had an awesome time at this race. I cannot wait to race again. I am already in search for my next race to sign up for. I also plan … MORE

    I had an awesome time at this race. I cannot wait to race again. I am already in search for my next race to sign up for. I also plan to do this one next year.

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    [email protected] REPEAT RUNNER '24

    This was a great race. It was well organized, supportive and an overall really great experience. You had views of the Tetons the whole race! MORE

    This was a great race. It was well organized, supportive and an overall really great experience. You had views of the Tetons the whole race!

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    beckyweso FIRST-TIMER '24

    The 5K the night before the half was a great introduction to this area! The scenery is breathtaking, but the elevation will take your breath away. Coming from Florida, I … MORE

    The 5K the night before the half was a great introduction to this area! The scenery is breathtaking, but the elevation will take your breath away. Coming from Florida, I was not prepared for how much the altitude would affect my running. However, bringing an awesome group of friends to this half marathon and sharing this incredible experience with them, was the push I needed to keep putting one foot in front of the other! The packet pick-up was smooth with many helpful volunteers. The race swag was super cute and we all ended up purchasing additional items.

    The half marathon started as a reverse of the 5K loop from the night before (which built up on confidence) and then took off over a beautiful bridge. The view never got old! During the half there were numerous aide stations with drinks and fuel. This event is a point-to-point race and shuttles were needed to return to your car. Although there was a line for the busses, the busses were readily available and the lines moved quickly. We also enjoyed all the photo opportunities at the finish…not to mention, FREE race photos!

    We are looking forward to running Yellowstone to complete the Grand Quad Challenge and I am hoping to have the chance to run another Vacation Race in the future….I’m hooked!

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    claddaughfoot REPEAT RUNNER '24

    Running the Moose Double, the hardware (medals) were so amazing!!! But the views of this race were spectacular! I got so many beautiful pictures of thr Tetons...I almost forgot I … MORE

    Running the Moose Double, the hardware (medals) were so amazing!!! But the views of this race were spectacular! I got so many beautiful pictures of thr Tetons…I almost forgot I needed to finish the race! The aid stations and volunteers were great! I especially appreciated the fresh fruit some of they had when I needed to add some calories. I also appreciated the amount of aid stations there were as it actually made the miles go by so fast! This is my 6th race with Vacation Races , and definitely not my last. So far it has been the most beautiful course! Highly recommend!

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    serranoisamar FIRST-TIMER '24

    Is a lifetime or buck list experience. Don’t pass on it. Is a most do as a runner. I love it. Vacation racers are super organized and people has a … MORE

    Is a lifetime or buck list experience. Don’t pass on it. Is a most do as a runner. I love it. Vacation racers are super organized and people has a wonderful energy.

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    hmyers16 FIRST-TIMER '24

    This race is absolutely breathtaking and I'm not talking about hills! The scenery was picture picture as well as the weather. You could not have gotten a better course map … MORE

    This race is absolutely breathtaking and I’m not talking about hills! The scenery was picture picture as well as the weather. You could not have gotten a better course map and weather for this race. I loved how it was a zero waste race with reusable water cups and restroom stops at each water station.

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    Katie_Kirmse FIRST-TIMER '24

    This was such an amazing race. First time running with vacation races and they didn’t disappoint! The course was incredible with 10/10 views. This was my first time running in … MORE

    This was such an amazing race. First time running with vacation races and they didn’t disappoint! The course was incredible with 10/10 views. This was my first time running in a high altitude, air felt thin but I was able to keep my training pace and finish. Vacation races did a great job providing fuel along the way and at the end point. Will definitely be participating in more of their races in the future!

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    katielorenz FIRST-TIMER '24

    Great race! I would recommend to everyone! The bathroom line took a while in the beginning but once the race got going it was amazing! Wear layers. It is a … MORE

    Great race! I would recommend to everyone! The bathroom line took a while in the beginning but once the race got going it was amazing! Wear layers. It is a chilly morning in the Tetons. Expecting rolling hills. There was not a lot of places were spectating could cheer unfortunately.

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    mmannino7 FIRST-TIMER '24

    Vacation Races is a top tier production. Start to finish they kept everyone well imformed. The course was well equipted with aid/water stations, volunteers were friendly and the course is … MORE

    Vacation Races is a top tier production. Start to finish they kept everyone well imformed. The course was well equipted with aid/water stations, volunteers were friendly and the course is a 10/10 beautiful!

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    sfhoneycutt FIRST-TIMER '24

    Perfect setting for my first half marathon! Course was relatively flat and plenty of aid stations with water, gnarly, bananas, and Honey stingers. Pacers were great hypers, event staff was … MORE

    Perfect setting for my first half marathon! Course was relatively flat and plenty of aid stations with water, gnarly, bananas, and Honey stingers. Pacers were great hypers, event staff was great. LOVE the medal!

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    macyalice FIRST-TIMER '24

    The race was very well hosted. It ran very smoothly. There was plenty of water stations with gels and restrooms throughout the race. The views were beautiful!! High recommend! MORE

    The race was very well hosted. It ran very smoothly. There was plenty of water stations with gels and restrooms throughout the race. The views were beautiful!! High recommend!

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    ernie FIRST-TIMER '24

    This race was so well done and truly a special course. Views all around are gorgeous once you get past the start area after about the first 2 miles. The … MORE

    This race was so well done and truly a special course. Views all around are gorgeous once you get past the start area after about the first 2 miles. The course is flat, but starting elevation is high (7000ft). I wouldn’t say this course is very difficult at all, but for me (living below sea level for 30+ years) it was definitely not a PR race for me. You run on a dedicated pedestrian trail which is really nice!

    My only complaint is the start time. 6:30AM is such an early start. We had to be in the parking lot before 5AM, so calls for a very early morning, especially if you aren’t staying in the starting town (Wilson).

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