Great race, always well-organized. Loved starting the half from the side of the road rather than the campground (like 2016). HATED the .25-mile run east. Trying to get that many runners to do a U-turn in a single lane of traffic was a congested nightmare. Please rethink for next year.
Yes. I came in 45 seconds under my goal of 2:00. Pacers were great.
The course is amazing. The last three miles are torture. I could have used an aid station somewhere after Mile 11.5.
I didn't train for distance this year--instead, I got my nutrition in check. It made ALL the difference,
Bring hand warmers for the cold canyon prior to the race.
I'm local. I took a nice, loooong nap after!
The race is beautiful and fast, and the weather was great. The course was well defined and organized. My one complaint is that I had to spend way too much time getting around people in the first few miles. I think there needs to be corrals, or people need to line up according to how fast they expect to run. No one that is walking should be at the front of the start line!
Yes, I set a PR in the half marathon. I ran it 15 minutes faster than I ever have.
Beautiful scenery- forested canyon and roadside creek for the first nine miles of the half, with significant elevation drop.
This was my fifth half marathon. I am glad that I practiced running with significant elevation gain and drops.
Make sure to bring a jacket, as it is cold while you wait to start. If you are a fast runner, make sure to get to the front of the start line. If you are slower, use etiquette and find a spot in the middle or the back.
We came from Idaho, but we have family we visited, and we went to the aquarium, which my 2 1/2 daughter loved.
I loved the end when your running and all the people are cheering it is so great. I also like the part in the canyon where you do the S curve. It is just really fun to run.
I did slower today then on this course last year, but I didn't train as much. I still had the same amount of fun though!
The scenery down the canyon is so beautiful, it makes the race that much easier.
I did the launch team youth group, but I didn't really go to that many practices. Most of my training was with my high school cross country team. I would say that you need to practice downhill running before this race.
Pace yourself at the beginning. It is so easy to go to fast and wear yourself out. Also don't worry about getting to the pacers at the very beginning. Make your way up to around the pace you want to do in the first couple miles, not the first half mile nessarily..
I'm from cottonwood heights so...
It was such a beautiful day and gorgeous course, well organized, great support from volunteers and police, Revel did a great job! Best part -- I finished!!
No. I keep getting older and slower (I'm 77).
Beautiful scenery, pretty steep in some parts (S-curve),but generally a great downhill course. I love it!
I didn't train as well as I should have due to some health issues, so I was quite anxious about feeling well enough and strong enough to finish. I hope to be able to do more consistent training and cross-training.Hill training (down) is very important!
I would advise anyone planning to do this race to train on down-hills. I live here so can't really advise about traveling. Lots of dining choices in local area. Layered clothing is best because it's chilly at the start and pretty warm by finish time. Weather is usually warm, but could have rain.
Nothing special before or after. I live here -- about 1 mile from Ft.Union area.
The event was very well organized and Revel thought of everything. Great expo, great transport, great # of porta-potties, great water stations, great police support, great finish area -- all in all, a great event!
Everything we do very organized and the volunteers where so kind, good sports and helpful and knowledgeable.
Yes as it was my first Marathon
Great except the out and back is a butt kicker.The scenery was breathtaking and the Fresh smell of pines was welcoming
Trained good until I got sick about 3 weeks before. Ran part of the course a few times before the race as I live in UT
Train for the up hills on tired legs and of course the down hill is unique..be ready
Nothing. Live in the area
Thank you for making this first time experience amazing and memorable
Perfect weather! Thanks for the 5 year mug I love it!
No but it wasnt my goal.
Beautiful. Love this race
Need to train more....
Nothing live in Layton, Utah
Love this race will be back next year!
Amazing day. Love how well organized Revel races are. You don’t have to worry about anything.
Yes and BQ
Great race, awesome finish, great medals. Thanks!
No missed by 1 minute
Training in Florida. Hills and elevation effected
Listen to the pacers. They did great
Lots of great restaurants
Fantastic race day....Most definitely my favorite race if the year!
Yes I did
Layer clothes and run hills
Such an organized race and run so smoothly!! I highly recommend it