You've made many improvements over your first two years and organization of the event. However, it's unacceptable for an event of this size that features a point-to-point course to not have porta Johns at the bus loading site. Ridiculous. You also need more at the first four aid stations. Lines of 20 deep impact race times and keep you from being an elite option
No. Did not train at all for this event
Scenic and serene until out of the canyon. Wish you could close traffic altogether on Ft Union. Also your downhill vehicles in the canyon were especially reckless in their speeds while driving next to runners. Safety was impacted.
None at all this year
Train with downhill courses
I live here
So organized and the most amazing volunteers ever!! I was so grateful for each aid station and the encouragement I received at each one. I loved the course (except for Wasatch
Yes. I ran St. George last year at 4:46 and finished this in 4:22.
We spent each Saturday running a canyon here in the Salt Lake Valley. Big Cotonwood, Emigration, Milcreek. All that downhill training helped a ton!!
Train downhill, but also give Wasatch a try before the big day. It's a killer!
Morning bus shuttle was good. Start was not. Looked very unorganized. Porta potties were aligned terribly. Huge delays on the start. I start at the end. Gun went off and I was just getting out of restroom. Took 30mins to finally reach rest room. Started 3mins after the starters. I ran a 2:48 and would have competed for a faster time if I had the opportunity.Course was fast and easy just like it said it was going to be, awesome.Post race. No beer garden? Wtf. That is a huuuuuuuuge disappointment.
No, but i wanna run this again so I can.
Downhill downhill. Save your quads.
80% in shape. I am a sea level runner and ranapproximately 25miles at 7,500ft or above in prep. Was good. I would get my base up. Need more 18-22mile runs. Only did 3-16milers.
Expect a delayed start. Very cold to start. Bring old clothes to discard during first few miles.
Before. Nothing.After. Nothing. No beer garden. The post race band was awesome though.Had In-N-Out burger. Best thing todo in SLC.
Awesome medals. Course description matched to a T. Work on the start. Get organized with lines. Have alot more volunteers at beginning to organize those porta lines. It is needed...get a beer garden. I know laws are bad in Utah. Marathoners expect a beer after a run.
I loved the race. The views are amazing and the finish line was so fun!
The course was great except for the part where you had to go down to old mill and back. Going down and back was mentally exhausting for me and was where I ended up slowing down quite a bit. I wish we could have just gone farther down fort Union boulevard.
I followed the Nike 18 week training plan. It made me feel very confident going into the race.
The start was cold but I had planned on that and brought warm clothes to put into my drop bag. The first couple of miles were chilly but the rest of the race was the perfect temperature for running. I felt good the whole race and enjoyed it from the start to the finish line!
No, I didn't but I wasn't planning on a PR for this race. I've been battling planter fasciitis this past year and I was hoping to be able to finish the race with a good time and not in too much pain. I did just that!
It is the most beautiful course out there. I love Big Cottonwood Canyon and train there regularly. There weren't too many runners crowding the course, either - Just perfect!
I've been training for this race specifically for the past two months. I run three times per week with one longer run in the canyon to get my body used to the downhill grade. I think that doing canyon runs as part of your training helps get your body ready for this type of course. I also cross train three times per week with weights.
Dress very warm at the start and trust that your drop bag will be there at the finish and be sure to look around you and enjoy the view as your run your race!
My husband and I both ran the race and enjoyed hugging to keep warm at the start and visiting with other friends who ran the race at the finish. We are from Salt Lake City and have run this race all five years it's been around. We are "Legacy" Runners and keep signing up for it year after year and are never disappointed!
Unfortunately, no. I had trouble regulating my body temperature from extreme cold to warm out of the canyon.
Love the course, the beauty of the canyon. The two loops were actually fun as I got to see friends that were ahead of and behind me and cheer them on.
I trained for everything, downhill, loops, no soreness. Just have to figure out how to personally manage changes in weather on long runs so I don't get sick and puke 3 times on the course.
Sorry, don't see the question:Things I wish were different on this race?Chocolate milk at the finish line. And it would have been nice if the last miles were closed to traffic. There was a lot and they all had their windows down and it was weird and distracting.
See advice for runners.
Seeing the moose in the first mile!
For my first half I wanted to finish about 2:10, I did 1:56!
Gorgeous course during the best time of year.
Three runs a week, plus cross training.
Wear the clothes you want to run in for a few work outs. Ensure they are comfortable and don't rub. Also, create a strategy for your run.
Breakfast at Pig in a Jelly Jar!
Revel was a great first race. I can't wait to do it again, hopefully next time it will be the full.
I enjoyed the course and had a fun time. Whished there were more portipoties at the first few of the half marathon aid stations. I noticed less lines and more of them later in the race. I would reverse that.
Yes by a little less than 4 minutes. No not close to Boston time.
Fun, downhill, a few steep sections but lots of fun. Great scenery
It was going well at the beginning. I was running three days a week with two cross training days. Then I hurt my knee and it did not go well for the last two months. I should have build my speed up a little slower.
It is cold at the top, be prepared.
Live local so not much
One more thing is I was disappointed in the shirt. The fancy pattern is too much. Whish it was just a solid color with the logo, not the patterned material. A simple solid color shirt would be better.
Nope, dumb hangover.
One foot in front of the other
May be in their best interests to avoid getting heavily entoxicated the night prior
Pre- Sat miserablely regretting incredibley poor life choices.Post- Pizza/Pancakes!
Perfect weather, excellent organization, and one of the best races I have ever participated in. Thank you!
No, but my friend did. :)
Quad-pounding and beautiful - don't change a thing.
Terrific race and excellent volunteers - worth the sore quads the day after. :-)