Friends of the Smokies

Donations & Fundraisers

Vacation Races is raising funds for Great Smoky Mountains National Park to support our mission of park promotion and preservation! By registering for this race, you have the opportunity to join the #FindYourPark movement by donating.

Your donation assists the National Park Service with its mission to preserve and protect Great Smoky Mountains National Park by raising funds and public awareness, and providing volunteers for needed projects.

Vacation Races will pay all the processing fees and administrative costs which means 100% of your donation will go to Friends of the Smokies, the official charity partner of the National Park. Donations made through the registration system are not tax deductible. 


The fundraiser option is a great way to raise more money for Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is optional, unless you are purchasing a Charity Bib. 


If you would like to make a donation, please enter the amount below. Any runners who donate $50 or more will receive a special gift. Please use the donation option at the bottom of the page.

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Enter a custom donation amount or select a donation level below.