REVEL News and Rockies/Mt Charleston Price Increases
REVEL Race Series
March 9, 2017
The Run Down - REVEL Race Series Newsletter March 2017
Getting Motivated For Spring Race Season
REVEL Clothes

If you are like me, winter seems to take a toll on my running. While I don’t just sit around eating Bon Bon’s all winter, running in cold and icy conditions or running on the “dread”mill is just something that takes a lot of motivation to do. Now that Spring is right around the corner, how do we snap out of the Winter doldrums and get back to work? Here are a few ideas that have got me out the door after a break in running.


Angie Whitworth Pace is a REVEL Ambassador (and legacy runner at the Big Cottonwood Marathon), Marathon Maniac and member of the 100 Marathon Club of North America.

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REVEL Rockies

REVEL Rockies & Mt Charleston Price Increases

REVEL Rockies in Denver, CO has a price increase on March 15th! You don't want miss your chance to REVEL in the Rockies. REVEL Mt Charleston in Las Vegas, NV has a price increase on March 29. Even though the Mt Charleston marathon is sold out, there is still room in the half. Save $10 by registering before the prices goes up!


Get Priority Registration for 2018 REVEL Mt Charleston

Due to the popularity of our REVEL Mt Charleston event, we are offering Priority Registration for the 2018 race to anyone who is registered for any 2017 REVEL race. If you want to get first dibs on a spot at the 2018 REVEL Mt Charleston, make sure to register NOW for one of the 2017 REVEL events, including this year's REVEL Mt Charleston half marathon.

Training Tip

Training Tip: How Fast is "Too Fast" Downhill

Runners at all levels have heard the warning to never “go out too fast” in a race, but what exactly is “too fast,” especially on a downhill course where gravity aids runners in maintaining speed?

REVEL means fast downhill courses, and downhill racing means runners need to prepare their legs to run at “faster than normal” speeds. How fast? Generally, runners should train to become comfortable running anywhere from 15 to 20 seconds per mile faster than normal goal pace, and include enough training to be capable of sustaining that pace for many miles.

Regular downhill training sessions, coupled with consistent speed work (usually on a track) and pace work, are critical for any runner who is preparing for a downhill race. More importantly, those training workouts should be designed to help each runner find a "sweet spot" for fast downhill miles: not too fast, but not slowing down unnecessarily.

Looking for personal coaching to maximize your training and race day efforts? Consider the REVEL Online Coaching Program designed specifically for downhill racing by REVEL’s own veteran marathon coach! Our REVEL Coach has run every one of REVEL's races, and is familiar with the unique demands of downhill racing.


Seeking REVEL Ambassadors

The REVEL Race Series is now accepting Ambassador applications! We've revamped the program and are currently seeking ambitious and enthusiastic runners to join our team. If you want to help spread the word on what it means to REVEL, are active in your local running community, or have an influence in the online running community we encourage you to apply.

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Race Calendar

Apr. 29, 2017 REVEL Mt Charleston
Las Vegas, NV

Price Increase Mar 29, 2017!

Jun 11, 2017 REVEL Rockies
Denver, CO

Price Increase Mar 15, 2017!

Sep. 9, 2017 REVEL Big Cottonwood
Salt Lake City, UT
Nov. 4, 2017 REVEL Canyon City
Los Angeles, CA

Merchandise Highlight

Supernova REVEL Jacket Supernova REVEL Jacket

Brand new 2017 gear is now arriving, and first off the truck is the REVEL Adidas Supernova Jacket.

This Adidas running jacket keeps out the chill by sweeping away sweat. REVEL screen print on the front chest. Made with moisture-wicking climalite® fabric, the front zip lets you adjust for more or less coverage as you need it. Finished with a handy sweat-resistant pocket on the arm. Climalite® fabric sweeps sweat away from your skin. Zip sweat guard pocket on left sleeve keeps contents dry. Full zip with stand-up collar; Thumb holes. Reflective details. Regular fit. Front body and upper back panel: 100% polyester plain weave; Collar, sides and sleeves: 87% polyester / 13% elastane plain weave.

Sponsorship Highlight

Total Nutrition

Is this your first race or 50th Marathon? Are you looking to lose weight while training, or maintain lean muscle and increase your endurance? Your nutrition plays one of the biggest roles in your perforamance, what you get out of your training and how you recover and bounce back the next day. 

Total Nutrition is the leader in delivering the highest quality supplements exclusively from the highest quality GMP Certified Manufacturers with the best customer services and expertiese in the industry. Total Nutrition Certified Sports Nutritionist will walk you through custom supplement plans tailored to you to make sure you get the right micro and macro nutrients at the right time to accelerate your performance and get you to your goals. Mention that you are racing in REVEL Mt Charleston and receive 25% off your entire order! 4 Las Vegas Locations! (702) 405-8724

Participant Highlight


In 2014 Salvador Estril had a procedure done to ensure he did not have colon cancer. Even with this health scare, he did not take his health seriously. Later his employer started a fundraiser for the American Heart Association (AHA), and he was in the lead with the most money raised when a coworker blatantly said "Don't you think it is ironic that you are raising so much money for the AHA, when one day you may actually need a heart?" Stricking a cord, he immediately challenged his friends to keep donating money. For every milestone hit, he promised them 10 days straight at the gym. In the end he owed them 40 continuous days of working out. After being in the gym for one week, he started running and hasn't stopped. Over that time he has lost 55 pounds, while completing countless 5K's, 10K's, a dozen half marathons including REVEL Canyon City and one full marathon. Keep it up Salvador, you rock! 

Team Highlight


Team Courtyard Pasadena decided to take on the 2016 REVEL Canyon City Half Marathon with 21 total runners, 12 first timers. They used the event along with training as motivation to raise money for St Jude’s. Their goal was $10,000 and it was surpassed, raising over $12,000! Everyone, including the 12 first timers, trained and crossed the finish line. Everyone loved the experience and is looking forward to 2017. We congratulate the team's achivements on and off the race course!

Random Race Entry Giveaway


Congratulations to Tracy Cook who ran the 2016 REVEL Rockies Marathon. She was randomly selected as the winner of a FREE race entry to any 2017 REVEL event. Keep your eyes out each month to see if you're the next random winner. Tracy, email to claim your prize.

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