Run & Travel

Are you interested in traveling abroad to take part in trail running events?

Well, Let’s look at a selection of great races in the USA for you to enjoy your passion for running and Travel!

Check out these 4 races which caters for all running abilities!

Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs

Next edition date: July 18-19, 2020
Distances to choose: 100 Mille, 55 K, 50 MILE, 100 MILES

The Tahoe Rim Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run will be run on single-track trails and dirt roads within Spooner State Park and on the Tahoe Rim Trail located within the state park and on National Forest land all at or above 8,000 feet of elevation. The 100-mile race will simply be the 50-mile course run twice. But make no mistake, there is nothing simple about the 100-mile course. Please refer to the ITRA website for a course description, elevation profile, and finishing times to get a better perception of the difficulty of this course. All runners must be sufficiently prepared for all trail and environmental conditions. Running any 100-mile race is a true challenge physically, mentally and emotionally. Don't expect to run a PR here. DO expect to find the finest aid stations in ultra-running, epic scenery, and world-famous volunteers.

Registration open: December 1-15, 2019
Lottery Announced: January 1st, 2020


Picture: Gary Wang


The Grand Circle Trail Series

You might be sure the Vacation Races organizer offers environmentally sustainable destination trail races in unforgettable locations.

The races are organizing in two great regions in the USA, the "Grand Circle" of the West and California's Redwoods area. Each event in The Grand Circle Trail Series is unique from the others due to the fantastic geological diversity in the region. This area has the highest concentration of national parks in the country as well as tribal parks, national monuments, and wilderness areas that are every bit as amazing.

The organizers know that the races in this series are unique for most runners because it can be the only time that they visit these breathtaking areas. Their biggest desire is that, besides attending the event, runners will have experienced what the region has to offer. In each of these races, even a 100-mile course can only capture a portion of these unique areas. They are hoping that runners will have a chance to explore the heart of the national parks, walk through the canyons, see incredible overlooks that are not part of the racecourse. Most often, these spectacular areas are protecting as part of national parks or wilderness areas where races are not permitted. These are usually the areas most frequented by tourists and places that runners must-see while they're visiting. The organizer hope that through a more in-depth exploration of the region, runners will become more connected to the local landscape and will better understand the need to protect them.


Antelope Canyon Ultra Marathons

On these races, you will experience two of the most photographed places in Colorado - Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. After running on the desert, runners will reach these unbelievable landmarks; the 100 Mile finishes out on smooth single-track around the plateau that the city of Page is built upon, with amazing views of Lake Powell.

Next edition date:
March 14 & 15, 2020
Races to choose: 100 Mile, 50 Mile, 55K, Half Marathon (Trail)

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Zion Ultra Marathons

Next edition date: April 18-19, 2020
Races to choose: 21K, 50K, 100K, 100 Mile

The Zion Ultras & trail half marathon offers a challenging, scenic run through the Southern Utah desert, adjacent to Zion National Park.

Bryce Canyon Ultras & 30K

Next edition date: May 30–31, 2020, Hatch, UTAH
Races to choose: 100 Miles, 50 Mile, 60K, 50K, 30K

This scenic mountain course runs around the northern half and along the western edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau, offering spectacular and breathtaking views around. Race is running at high: 2100 – 2800 m.

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Registration for all three events is already open!

More information about the racecourses you will find directly on the organizer website:

To see how the previous editions looked like, please visit event's social media:


Pictures: Vacation Races


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