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Vacation Races & Friends

By Vacation Races
The podcast about racing events, travel, and the people who love both.
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2021 Trailfest Race Guide: Day 4 - Saturday at Horseshoe Bend
It's the last day folks! You may be feeling tired by this day, but you've made it this far, so keep on pushing. You've got this! We're taking a look at what you need to do to complete this last day and truly earn all of your bragging rights. 
31:37
September 22, 2021
2021 Trailfest Race Guide: Day 3 - Friday at Zion
Ready for some incredible views in the place where Vacation Races got its start? Our second day of running takes us to Zion National Park and the surrounding area; it's going to be a blast!
21:18
September 22, 2021
2021 Trailfest Race Guide: Day 2 - Thursday Bryce Canyon
Get the inside scoop on what you need to know for the second day of Trailfest (but the first day of running) at Bryce Canyon. 
28:35
September 22, 2021
2021 Trailfest Race Guide: Day 1 - Wednesday Race Expo
The VR team reviews what you can expect at the race expo on Wednesday. The race expo is where you will get your bib and other race merchandise. You'll hear about Kanab which is our home base for "Trailfest Village" as we like to call it. Here you can find camping, the mess hall, a recovery area, showers, and more. We'll also have our stage set up for nightly awards. It's camping, but it's really more like glamping.
46:44
September 22, 2021
2021 Lake Powell Half Marathon Race Guide
After you read the Race Guide, get another inside scoop on the Lake Powell Half Marathon. This is one of our FASTEST courses at Vacation Races and this year we are running the original course! Heck yes to that! Check out our sponsors! If you aren't running with NATHAN Sports yet, you should. Follow them on social media @NathansSportsInc or online at https://www.nathansports.com/ Ready to geek out over nutrition and data? So is @GnarlyNutrition! With nutrition and hydration options to meet nearly all of your endurance needs, you don't need to look any further. Get 15% off Gnarly Nutrition products by using code VACATION15 at check-out: https://gognarly.com/ Let Nature's Sunshine power your run. Visit their @NaturesSunshine and get 15% off your online purchase with code NSPVR at https://www.naturessunshine.com/
43:51
September 13, 2021
2021 Zion at Night Half Marathon Race Guide
Let's jump in! Play this in your car, while you run errands, or on one of your runs. We're covering what you need to know for the upcoming Zion at Night Half Marathon. Don't get left in the dark, give it a listen! 😉 Get 15% off Gnarly Nutrition products by using code VACATION15 at check-out: https://gognarly.com/ Let Nature's Sunshine power your run. Get 15% off your online purchase with code NSPVR at https://www.naturessunshine.com/  If you aren't running with NATHAN Sports yet, you should. Follow them on social media @NathansSportsInc or online at https://www.nathansports.com/
37:52
September 6, 2021
2021 Mount Rushmore Half Marathon Race Guide
Want an easy way to know what to expect for the 2021 Mount Rushmore Half Marathon? We cover everything you need to know about the race weekend including the expo, parking, and some scenic photo ops. We get lots of questions about getting to the start line for this race, so here's a rundown of your options: If you're staying in Keystone, ride the shuttles from Keystone to the start line. The shuttles are within walking distance of the hotels in Keystone. If you aren't staying in Keystone, you can drive into town and park in one of four parking areas in Keystone (locations listed below). OR, you can drive to the start line in Ghost Canyon Getaway. The lot on the NW corner of Reed St and Winter St The National Presidential Wax Museum Keystone Tramway Adventures Any available street parking And listen for a special message from each of our sponsors https://www.naturessunshine.com/ https://gognarly.com/ https://www.nathansports.com/
35:04
August 26, 2021
2021 Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon Race Guide
Join our race director and race announcer to get the inside scoop on everything you should know for the Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon and 5k. 
46:32
August 19, 2021
2021 Rocky Mountain Half Marathon Race Guide
Colleen, our wonderful race announcer, and race director Anna give us a glimpse of what we can expect at the Rocky Mountain Half Marathon and 5k. And GREAT NEWS! We will have our full race expo complete with vendors, walk-up bib pick-up, and people!  Race Expo: Friday, July 30th 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
39:46
July 15, 2021
2021 Mount Rainier Half Marathon Race Guide
Are you ready for our first year running Mount Rainier?! We hope so! Let Colleen and Lyle talk through the specific details that you'll need to know for this race like where to get your bib and when. See you soon!
38:53
July 2, 2021
2021 Glacier Half Marathon Race Guide
Once again, we have Colleen on board. She's going to review everything you need to know for the race. From bib pick-up to where you should be on Saturday morning for the half marathon. We've got you covered. So tune in for some jokes and helpful info! 
41:23
June 7, 2021
2021 Yellowstone Half Marathon & 5k Race Guide
Want to know what to expect at Yellowstone on race weekend? Give the podcast a listen to hear details on bib pick-up, course overview, and more!
55:27
May 24, 2021
2021 Grand Teton Half Marathon & 5k Race Guide
Take a listen at what you need to know for the 2021 Grand Teton Half Marathon and 5k. This is going to be a GREAT race!
46:32
May 24, 2021
2021 Bryce Ultras Race Guide
We recorded an audio version of our race guide so that you can listen while you run, drive, do chores, or whatever tickles your fancy.
01:04:54
May 4, 2021
2021 Yosemite Half Marathon Race Guide
An audio version of everything you need to know for the Yosemite Half Marathon!
40:00
April 19, 2021
2021 Saguaro Half Marathon Race Guide
We review everything you need to know for next weekend's Saguaro Half Marathon.
38:45
March 22, 2021
2021 Zion Ultras Race Guide
Want to know what to expect at the Zion Ultras this year? Give the podcast a listen while you run errands, do chores, or whatever tickles your fancy.
01:02:46
March 17, 2021
VR 2021 Saguaro Half Race Guide
It's our inaugural event for the Saguaro Half Marathon and we're so glad you're all joining us. We know it's been a bit of a wild ride getting this up and running this year, but it's going to be awesome! 
38:45
March 16, 2021
VR 2021 Zion Ultras Race Guide
Get a listen of what to expect at the Zion Ultras this year!
01:02:46
March 16, 2021
Start Here: Welcome to Vacation Races!
Welcome to the VR family! We're glad to have you along and are excited to see you at our races. Get started by giving this episode a listen, and then feel free to explore from here. Think of this like an orientation. 
27:40
March 16, 2021
2021 Zion Half Marathon Race Guide
Colleen discusses the upcoming Zion Half Marathon with Race Directors, Dehn and Anna. 
45:46
February 4, 2021
Where We are Going in 2021
Colleen sits down with the race directors to discuss Vacation Races' 2021 outlook!
51:21
January 12, 2021
The Power of Positivity in Running with Terry Chiplin from Active at Altitude
Robin talks with Terry Chiplin, founder of Active at Altitude (the official training partner of Vacation Races). Terry and Robin discuss how he got involved with Vacation Races early on, his course-specific training programs, the mental side of distance running, and his own inspirational journey as a runner. -- Active at Altitude has just opened registration for their hugely popular 2021 women's running camps and co-ed trail running camps. They were successful in holding several of their camps in a modified format for Summer 2020 to ensure camper and staff safety, and will expand those offerings again for 2021. Discount Codes: Use code VR150 to save $150 off the standard price of any of the full 2021 women's running camps or the co-ed trail camps, and VR120 to save $120 off the standard rate for either of the compact, 5 day, women's running camps.
01:01:22
November 20, 2020
A Cross-country Road Trip During COVID
Robin chats with two sisters, Hanna and Emily, who drove and camped their way from Chicago to Los Angeles this past summer. They share the highs and lows of the trip and what they learned about camping and travel during a pandemic.
01:10:11
October 30, 2020
2020 Lake Powell Half Marathon Race Guide
Colleen and Lyle discuss the upcoming Lake Powell Half.
46:43
September 30, 2020
2020 Grand Circle Trailfest Race Guide
Colleen and Dehn discuss the upcoming Trailfest in Kanab.
01:03:41
September 25, 2020
Zion at Night #2 Small Group Half Marathon Race Guide
Another audio race guide! Colleen and Dehn talk about the second Zion at Night race coming up this weekend.
49:20
September 16, 2020
2020 Zion Ultras Race Guide
Colleen discusses the upcoming Zion Ultras with race director Lyle Anderson. Audio Race Guide
43:06
September 15, 2020
2020 Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon Race Guide
Colleen goes over this year's race guide for the Great Smoky Mountains Half with race director, Dehn Craig.
47:24
September 10, 2020
Ultra Adventures and The Grand Staircase Stage Race
Robin chats with Matt Gunn, founder of Ultra Adventures, and Matt Anderson who is on our marketing team and has been involved with Ultra Adventures since the early days. The three of them chat about the beginning of Ultra Adventures, the incredible geography of southern Utah, and the Grand Staircase Stage Race! -- Ultra Adventures Trailfest Grand Staircase Stage Race -- Questions? Comments? Have a story you want to share or hear? Email podcast@vacationraces.com.
58:11
August 28, 2020
Virtual Running Club, Spark+, and the Great National Park Relay
Robin sits down with Holland Newton, Director of Virtual Running Club, and Ryan Jenkins, CMO of Vacation Races. They discuss virtual racing, fitness philosophies, the new fitness app Spark+, and what's on the horizon for Virtual Running Club. -- Virtual Running Club Spark+ The Great National Park Relay Ratification Virtual Race The Gumby Virtual Race -- Questions? Comments? Have a story to share? Email podcast@vacationraces.com!
48:30
August 14, 2020
2020 Rocky Mountain Half Marathon Race Guide
Race announcer, Colleen Rue and race director, Dehn Craig go over the 2020 Rocky Mountain Half Marathon & 5K Race Guide and talk about the event happening this weekend! -- https://vacationraces.com/half-marathons/rocky-mountain/
48:20
August 1, 2020
Global Adventures
Robin talks with Global Adventures Director Cherie Santiago about the many hats she's worn at Vacation Races, what Global Adventures is all about, and her recent scouting trip to Alaska. -- https://vacationraces.com/global-adventures/
41:55
July 17, 2020
Race Directing During a Pandemic - from The Juniper Lab
Salem Stanley, founder of Vacation Races, and Derrick Lytle from The Juniper Lab discuss race directing during a pandemic. This episode was originally recorded for and published by The Juniper Lab podcast on May 25, 2020. Follow The Juniper Lab on: YouTube Facebook Instagram
41:17
July 3, 2020
Wander Project and the Stay Home Virtual Race
A three-part episode in which Robin talks with Amy Ben-Horin, Executive Director of Wander Project, and several runners of the Stay Home Virtual Race who raised money for their communities. Thank you to our guests Stephen Pearl, Jay Heller, and Jeff Tracy! -- LINKS: https://vacationraces.com/ https://www.wanderproject.org/ https://www.staycationraces.com/ -- Questions? Comments? Have a story you want to share? Email podcast@vacationraces.com!
01:00:38
June 19, 2020
Zion at Night Small Group Half Marathon Race Guide
Colleen and Dehn go over details about the Zion at Night Small Group Half Marathon ahead of the inaugural event.
32:53
June 5, 2020
2020 Bryce Canyon Ultras Race Guide
Race Director Lyle Anderson and Announcer Colleen Rue talk about the upcoming Bryce Canyon Ultras and go over the official race guide.
01:03:47
May 22, 2020
Vacation Races & Friends Podcast Intro
Welcome to the Vacation Races & Friends Podcast! We'd love your feedback. Please email podcast@vacationraces.com with comments, concerns, or stories you want to share.
11:12
May 15, 2020