Everything was great, from registration to expo, and start to finish! I'm doing 4 of your races this year including the inaugural Mt Lemmon.
I did not PR, but didn't train to PR. I came to enjoy the race with a friend. It was his first Revel race and he will be doing more.
Beautiful and fast. Did the half this year after disliking the out and back section on full last year.
I don't really train for speed any more. I run at least a half most every weekend and enjoy the experience more now.
Remember your layers for the start up the mountain!!!
The best race I've done by far. So much fun and so well organized. I will definitely be coming back next year. Big Cottonwood is my new favorite half!
Beautiful scenery, first 10 miles are essentially all downhill. A few flat and mild uphill areas toward the end. There are several places where the grade is quite steep and it's hard to slow down.
I trained by running in a local canyon with hills to prepare for Big Cottonwood. This worked well for me. I also did a lot of strength training and I feel like that contributed a great deal to my pr.
Bring warm clothes for the starting area. I wish I had brought sweats and a sweatshirt. Get a hotel well in advance. Ours reservation was made a month in advance and most of the nearby hotels were already sold out by then.
We traveled about 2 hours. We came from Millard County in central Utah. We loved the Kodiak cakes at the finish line. We were looking forward to sodalicious but didn't know we needed money to pay for drinks and cookies and didn't have cash on us. Will prepare better next time!
Amazing as always! Revel does an amazing job which is why I love your races. How do we ditch part of that out and back???
YES! For my fourth Revel marathon I have PRed every time!!
Amazing! I really feel like this race is faster than canyon city, even withnour horrific out and back! How do we ditch it so it's a milenoutand a mile back? There has to be 2.2 miles somewhere! Even 1.5 out and 1.5 back!
Trained the course every weekend to every other weekend.
Train the course! If you're coming in from out of town, good luck! I'd say this is one tough marathon to train for for out of towners due to the elevation, and the out and back. The only way to stay on top of that is muscle memory and training it.
We love you Revel! I'm registered for Mt Charleston!
It wasn't what I had expected. Although it was down the hill but it's still a hill race which is curved hurt my back really badly. The steep slop on 3-4 miles should be scraped out, I hated that badly.
Yes but did not meet it.
Tactic but well organized
I ran 20 miles once, 18 twice and several 13-15 miles practice but never a trail race practice. The closest I got to do one was the Dam Train trail race in midway.I will practice more on hills.
Practice longer if you can go for more that 20 miles please do and make it a hill race.
Meet some interesting people with Amazing stories and the volunteers were awesome. They kept encouraging us.
The beautiful run down the Canyon. All the awesome volunteers at the stations.
I did not this year, but good with my time.
Beautiful and will help you down the Canyon.
Training wasn't so good for me this year I only got up to 6 miles before the race. I would highly recommend you run as many miles as you can before the race.
Layer for the wait before the race...it's cold up there.
Hung out with people before. I enjoyed my metal of course, food, drinks, and pics after the race!
This was one of the best supported races I've participated in. Very well done!!
My PR for this race was about 10 mins improvement over my previous PR.
The course was amazingly beautiful, but very steep!!
Train for steep declines!! This race totally works your legs!!
nope, i will run for fun
i have not trained
Overall it was great, however, corals would be great. The first mile was so congested and full of walkers that it was my slowest mile causing me to miss a PR opportunity.
2 seconds from a PR.
Fast and beautiful. Would love for it to end at the base of the mountain instead of running though town.
Take a throw away blanket or old towels that you can throw away before the race starts. These, combined with the Mylar blanket, will keep you warm.
Hot spring crater, rafting, heber valley cheese tasting, Sundance resort, zip lining and Gonzo sunset cruise.
Yes. by nearly 4 minutes. I did not qualify for Boston.
Downhill training is a must. My wife and I took turns driving each other to top of our local hill and running down. I also was able to make improvements with the addition of interval training to my workouts each week.
Run downhill. The more you train downhill the better.