Calendar of the 2023 National Park Half Marathons

Mount Rainier: Location of a National Park Half Marathon

There are 423 National Parks in the United States. That’s quite a lot of National Parks for one human to visit in a lifetime. Even if you tried to visit five national parks per year, it would still take you over 80 years to visit them all. But here’s great news for you – the most spectacular National Parks in the United States are complemented with some of the most spectacular national park half marathons. This way, you can cross off two items of your bucket list for next year by combining running and travel!

I wish all of my 2023 bucket list items worked that way but, unfortunately, my parents declined my invitation for their annual holiday visit to coincide with a freefall out of a plane.

These are the National Park half marathons you can run in 2023.

1. The Great Smoky Mountains (14.1M Visitors)

The Great Smoky Mountains half marathon

2. Zion National Park (5M Visitors)

Zion half marathon

3. Yellowstone National Park (4.9M Visitors)

Yellowstone National Park

4. Grand Canyon National Park (4.5M Visitors)

Dawn on the S rim of the Grand Canyon

5. Rocky Mountain National Park (4.4M Visitors)

6. Acadia National Park (4.1M Visitors)

7. Grand Teton National Park (3.9M Visitors)

8. Yosemite National Park (3.9M Visitors)

9. Indiana Dunes National Park (3.2M Visitors)

The Dunes

10. Glacier National Park (3.1M Visitors)

11. Joshua Tree National Park (3.1M Visitors)

12. Cuyahoga Valley National Park (2.5M Visitors)

13. Hot Springs National Park (2.2M Visitors)

14. Bryce Canyon National Park (2.1M Visitors)

15. Mount Rainier National Park (1.6M Visitors)

16. Shenandoah National Park (1.6M Visitors)

17. Gateway Arch National Park (1.1M Visitors)

18. Death Valley National Park (1.1M Visitors)

19. Saguaro National Park (1M Visitors)

20. Everglades National Park (950K Visitors)

21. Canyonlands National Park (900K Visitors)

22. Redwood National Park (435K Visitors)

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