The final course preview will be next Saturday, November 1st! This time the preview run will cover miles 0-13.1 of the marathon course, and descend ~4,000 feet (have you been practicing your downhill running??). We will meet at the half marathon starting area at 7:30am (departing at 7:45am), which is at West Fork in the large parking lot on the left PAST the Cogswell Dam entrance and the bridge (see link below for the course map). Runners will carpool up to the marathon start at the Crystal Lake Cafe, and all cars need a Forest Adventure Pass to park. If anyone is available to help with the carpooling it is greatly appreciated; otherwise some of the runners will need to drive to the top, and we can drive them back to their cars after the run. See you next week! https://www.brooksee.com/rcc/course
Oct. 21, 2014
This is my third year running the marathon. Last year my son Brigham was 9 and he started track. He decided to run the last three miles of last year's race with me. We loved crossing the finish line together.
He set a goal that someday he wanted to run a marathon. Little did we know how soon that day would come. He ran all winter and competed in a couple of other races, then he decided that he didn't need to wait until he was older; he could do it now. And he did.
Saturday, September 13th 2014, my 10-year-old son ran 26.2 miles with me in 4 hours, 10 minutes, and 50 seconds. He loved every step. We put his name and age on his t-shirt and everyone in the race (especially the race pacers) cheered him the whole way. He crossed the finish line and felt great.
Later that day he went out and played soccer with friends and the next day said he could only feel anything in his legs if he jerked them straight really hard. We had a great time before, during, and after the race. Thanks for the memories; they will last a lifetime! One question: was the moose put there by the race directors? Because it was too perfectly timed, too close, too perfect.
Oct. 20, 2014
Check out this video the Azusa PD put together highlighting the race course.
Azusa PD also put together a great web page with all sorts of information about the race.
Oct. 17, 2014
REVEL races seek to be gracious guests in our host communities. We donate a portion of each participant's entry fee to local groups whose goals align with ours, such as health-related or environmental nonprofits. REVEL Canyon City is proud to donate proceeds from your registration fees to the City of Azusa Recreation and Family Services programs.
Located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and at the entrance to the San Gabriel Canyon, Azusa is known as the Canyon City. The City of Azusa Recreation and Family Services Department serves its more than 46,000 residents with a wide variety of community programs, including:
Oct. 16, 2014
The REVEL Canyon City Marathon & Half is proud to have PowerBar as the official sports nutrition sponsor of the inaugural race. PowerBar will be providing their Perform sports drink and PowerGels on course, and have their Recovery drink at the finish line. PowerBar will also be providing one of their new Performance Energy Wafer Bars in the goodie bag for each particiant. More information about their products is available on their website.
Water and Perform sports drink will be available at each station, along with PowerGels, fruit, and candy at select aid stations. Please see our Aid Stations info page for more details.