Overall Rating
Overall Rating (100 Reviews)
4.8
(100 Ratings) 🏆 (100 Reviews)
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2.9
SCENERY
4.9
PRODUCTION
4.6
SWAG
4.4
Run to the lake with one of Vacation Races’ most scenic courses, finishing right at Lake Powell in the gorgeous Glen Canyon Recreation Area! The Lake Powell Half Marathon begins at the John C. Page Park in the town of Page, AZ. The first 3 miles circles a portion of … MORE
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    astoker FIRST-TIMER '22

    Amazing race! The incredible setting was made all the more enriching with the amazing staff of Vacation Races! Good, steady hills; trails to keep you concentrating on your body. MORE

    Amazing race! The incredible setting was made all the more enriching with the amazing staff of Vacation Races! Good, steady hills; trails to keep you concentrating on your body.

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    Runnermamaliz REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Stunning views and really well put together, minimal trail surface but really great. Running through page and getting to experience the town was superb. I never felt unsafe or needed … MORE

    Stunning views and really well put together, minimal trail surface but really great. Running through page and getting to experience the town was superb. I never felt unsafe or needed to worry about injury. There are some fast downhills and mild up hills so it was never flat. I would definitely go again and volunteer as well.

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    MeighanWhite FIRST-TIMER '22

    Running a half marathon has always been a dream distance for me. However, two ankle surgeries and Covid put a damper on those plans for several years. I finally fulfilled … MORE

    Running a half marathon has always been a dream distance for me. However, two ankle surgeries and Covid put a damper on those plans for several years. I finally fulfilled my dream and ran my first half marathon at Lake Powell! We vacation here every summer and I was extremely excited for this to be my first half marathon. Vacation Races did not disappoint in anyway! The race was smooth, the course was wonderful and of course Lake Powell and Page, Arizona offered all of the amazing things we have come to experience each summer. Also gave us the opportunity to explore more of Page than we ever had before. If you are in the market for your first half marathon or even to have one of your best races, this is the race for you! Looking forward to next year!

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    jlm110766 REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Great scenery, loved the positive reinforcement from the female emcee of the race! Your workers and volunteers are always knowledgeable, kind, and helpful! Every Vacation Race I have participated in … MORE

    Great scenery, loved the positive reinforcement from the female emcee of the race! Your workers and volunteers are always knowledgeable, kind, and helpful!

    Every Vacation Race I have participated in has always been a well planned and well executed event!! Thank You!!

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    mikeosterholt REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Vacation races are top notch events. This was our second and they did not disappoint. The race expo was great for starters and the participant turnout was around 1200 people. … MORE

    Vacation races are top notch events. This was our second and they did not disappoint. The race expo was great for starters and the participant turnout was around 1200 people. The race itself was well marked and the scenery was great. Swag and post race food and drinks were perfect and plentiful. The only issue was a long wait to get shuttled back to the start where we were parked. VR acknowledged the issue so I do not foresee that happening again. We will definitely be doing another VR race!

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    ShelleeB FIRST-TIMER '22

    As usual, Vacation Races put on a great, scenic , well mapped and well organized race. This was my favorite, most scenic course thus far, a mix of residential street, … MORE

    As usual, Vacation Races put on a great, scenic , well mapped and well organized race. This was my favorite, most scenic course thus far, a mix of residential street, wonderful red dirt trail and regular road miles, plenty of aid stations/porta-pots. Utilized Racejoy app and enjoyed the tidbits of information of the Park

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    YTenorio FIRST-TIMER '22

    The views were spectacular. This was so much fun. I can't wait to try another one. The community was so pleasing and accepting of all the racers. The restaurants were … MORE

    The views were spectacular. This was so much fun. I can’t wait to try another one. The community was so pleasing and accepting of all the racers. The restaurants were clean, and service was friendly, and the food was so good. After the race I took the day to go Kayaking and enjoy more of the lovely scenic views. Horse- Shoe Bend and the Dam were good visiting spots. The weather was perfect too.

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    KSmith823 FIRST-TIMER '22

    An awesome race put on by Vacation Races. Everything is highly organized and the course is mostly pavement and about 2.5 miles of well-maintained trail. While mostly downhill and a … MORE

    An awesome race put on by Vacation Races. Everything is highly organized and the course is mostly pavement and about 2.5 miles of well-maintained trail. While mostly downhill and a fast course, there are a few uphill portions and I found the trail portion to be most difficult. Even still, I only missed my PR by about 10 seconds. I will look forward to running this course again!

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    tabbie914 REPEAT RUNNER '22

    This is a great race when you are new or when you are trying to reach a new PR. There are hills, trail, a lake and a bridge! I will … MORE

    This is a great race when you are new or when you are trying to reach a new PR. There are hills, trail, a lake and a bridge! I will do it again!

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    brettw76 REPEAT RUNNER '22

    This was my 2nd Vacation Races, race and it was absolutely gorgeous! The course was mostly pavement with a trek of trail, 2 miles or less. I'm not a trail … MORE

    This was my 2nd Vacation Races, race and it was absolutely gorgeous! The course was mostly pavement with a trek of trail, 2 miles or less. I’m not a trail runner but this was my favorite part of the course. It just added to the beauty of the experience. As far as the rest of the course good amount of downhill but not super aggressive. A few up hills as well. I think it was a pretty good balance. Overall a fast course.
    Vacation Races always puts on a great event and I have already signed up for my next race with them. As far as this particular race, I would probably do it again if it lined up right. Great weather and loads to do if you like to hike and explore. My Lake Powell race experience was top notch.

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    corrinalee REPEAT RUNNER '22

    This scenic race is one of top favs! I love it so much I have run it 4 years! The course is fairly easy, the swag is solid, & Vacation … MORE

    This scenic race is one of top favs! I love it so much I have run it 4 years! The course is fairly easy, the swag is solid, & Vacation Races does a phenomenal job to support runners along the entire route. I’ve never been disappointed at one of their races! Come join us for the views & the race!

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    sileikyte FIRST-TIMER '22

    This was the cleanest race ever!!! No garbage no paper cups!!! Beautiful and well organized !! Definitely will do it again!!! I ran with my 16 year old daughter and … MORE

    This was the cleanest race ever!!! No garbage no paper cups!!! Beautiful and well organized !! Definitely will do it again!!! I ran with my 16 year old daughter and that was the best time spent

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    nparrish10 FIRST-TIMER '22

    Super fun race. Even better views. Go! Run! My favorite part was mile 4-5. The best view! It was organized and everyone was so helpful. If you’ve been thinking about … MORE

    Super fun race. Even better views. Go! Run! My favorite part was mile 4-5. The best view! It was organized and everyone was so helpful. If you’ve been thinking about running this race, just register! You won’t be disappointed

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    troll2069 FIRST-TIMER '22

    The course scenery is the top attraction to this run. The rocks and the views of the lake are awesome, and you get to enjoy them nearly the entire run. … MORE

    The course scenery is the top attraction to this run. The rocks and the views of the lake are awesome, and you get to enjoy them nearly the entire run. The elevation is higher in that part of the state compared to where I live in Phoenix, but it didn’t have an impact. Most of the run is on asphalt, but there is a 1.5 – 2 mile portion that follows the Lake Powell trail. That portion is rock and soft sand along a narrow path. I felt I ran well the first 5-6 miles of the run, but I slowed down along the path so it would be easier for people to pass and I didn’t want to lose my footing. After that, it was difficult to get back up to speed. Most of the course was fairly flat, but there were a couple of hills mixed in toward the second half. The one drawback for me was at the end waiting for the shuttle buses. When I finished there wasn’t a bus there, but they said 3 were coming. It took about 20 minutes or so for the first bus to arrive, and it filled up quickly. The second bus did arrive around 10 minutes later. I was hoping to get back to the hotel with time to shower before driving home, but it took just a little longer than I had. It was cool to start in Arizona and finish in Utah, although I did not see any Utah sign, and it was just the final maybe half mile. All in all it was nice run, and one I would recommend.

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    krmccoy09 FIRST-TIMER '21

    Vacation Races did a wonderful job organizing this race. Everything was seamless and communication was really good before and after. The course was well-marked, beautiful, and mostly downhill. The recorded … MORE

    Vacation Races did a wonderful job organizing this race. Everything was seamless and communication was really good before and after. The course was well-marked, beautiful, and mostly downhill. The recorded podcast about the course was really helpful. The medal was enormous! The race shirt wasn’t great though, and the expo was really small (my only other races were Rock ‘n Roll and Disney which had HUGE expos). I will definitely race with Vacation Races again, and will for sure be doing Powell again! Highly recommend.

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    adamg0119 FIRST-TIMER '21

    This race is very well organized and with aid stations set up at very good intervals. The medals are gorgeous. Awesome swag at the expo. A fast track. What really … MORE

    This race is very well organized and with aid stations set up at very good intervals. The medals are gorgeous. Awesome swag at the expo. A fast track. What really makes this race is the view!!!! A view so beautiful you almost forget you are running 13.1 miles!

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    Lryan10229699 FIRST-TIMER '21

    This was my first vacation race half marathon and they exceeded all of my expectations. The expo and bib pick up was very organized. I bought running sunglasses! The course … MORE

    This was my first vacation race half marathon and they exceeded all of my expectations. The expo and bib pick up was very organized. I bought running sunglasses! The course was tough, but the scenery spectacular! I PR’d!! The recovery food was spot on. We had to wait foe the return shuttle, but overall a 5 star event. I’m signing up for my next vacation race soon. Thank you for a Fabio time and helping me achieve my running goals.

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    k.schmitz425 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This is a stunning course with plenty to keep you busy when you’re off the course too! The best part is when the route transitions to tail and you get … MORE

    This is a stunning course with plenty to keep you busy when you’re off the course too! The best part is when the route transitions to tail and you get to run along The Rim Trail on Lake Powell. This race has the easiest trail portion of the VRs that I have participated in.

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    sonllansing FIRST-TIMER '21

    Absolutely amazing views! The pacers were on point! I liked that they had the Navajo group there th day prior to the race, they were amazing. The trail itself was … MORE

    Absolutely amazing views! The pacers were on point! I liked that they had the Navajo group there th day prior to the race, they were amazing. The trail itself was 80% pavement and you see the amazing views on the dirt trail! All the gear was amazing, loved the T Shirt! This has motivated me to do more! 😁🙌

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    karen.beye FIRST-TIMER '21

    Vacation races always puts on an organized, fun event. This was a stunning course that was largely downhill. My only complaint is that the shirt was a bit lackluster (sort … MORE

    Vacation races always puts on an organized, fun event. This was a stunning course that was largely downhill. My only complaint is that the shirt was a bit lackluster (sort of a muddy gray color) compared to others they’ve had, and there was a nasty bottleneck through the single track rim trail. They’ve already noted that and are adjusting for next year, so I’ll probably be back!

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