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  • Sunset at Mojave Desert in Twentynine Palms, CA

Calling all long distance runners (or brisk walkers) and adventure seekers – join Vacation Races on Saturday, November 5 for one unforgettable night race, under the majestic desert night sky!

The annual Joshua Tree Half Marathon returns this fall and has quickly become one of the most popular races in the National Parks Half Marathon series.

Maybe it’s the challenge of running in sand, or the experience of being under the stunning stars and desert night sky, or the extremely cool medal you get upon completion – whatever it is that inspires the thousands of runners who complete this course, we salute you!

Find everything you need to know from course details and required gear, to race day schedule at

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