Rockies Price Increase, Mt Hood Announcement & Launch Team
REVEL Race Series
March 9, 2018
The Run Down - REVEL Race Series Newsletter March 2018



We are excited to announce a new location in the REVEL Race Series! Join us on Saturday, July 28, 2018 for the Inaugural REVEL Mt Hood Marathon & Half. Starting in the beautiful forests of Mt Hood and running downhill to end just east of Portland, OR, this course offers the signature downhill profile and beautiful mountain scenery that REVELers have come to love.

Register For REVEL Hood

Rockies Price increase

REVEL Rockies

REVEL Rockies in Denver has a $10 price increase on Mar 15! Don't let these savings run away, register today. We'll see you on Sunday, June 3, 2018!

Register for Rockies

Launch Team Highlight

Training Tip

Our Denver Launch Team is open for registration! The Launch Team's mission is to train youth of all abilities to finish the REVEL Rockies Half Marathon on June 3rd. They follow a fun and progressive training program that begins on March 14th at Wash Park. Practices will be Wednesdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 8am. Parents can join too and train with your kids!! Visit for all the details and to sign up!

Training Tip - Training for Training

Training Tip

If you are about to start training for an upcoming REVEL event, you might be thinking about long runs, speed work, hill work, tempo runs, and various other workouts that make up the typical training cycles. However, before you start loading your training calendar, remember the most important component: the base period, which can be considered as "training for training."

Sometimes referred to as the “aerobic” phase, the objective is improving your aerobic endurance by gradually increasing distance and volume at a relaxed, easy pace. All of the REVEL Online Coaching Programs include a minimum of 4 weeks of "base" work, which is designed to help participants maximize the benefits of the entire training cycle.

For a training plan that is designed specifically for REVEL downhill courses, consider the REVEL Online Coaching Program, which is designed by 14-time REVEL Marathon Finisher and Coach Paul Carmona, who has run multiple Boston Qualifiers on every REVEL course!

Facebook Live

Join us every Wednesday at 7:00 pm Central Time for our NEW Facebook Live series. Each week our Online Coach, Paul will provide the latest training tips, exercises and statistics to get you through race day. The second Wednesday of each month will feature our REVEL Staff where you can ask questions about everything you want to know about REVEL!

Seeking Pacers


Want to know who is pacing you down the mountain? Check out our new Pacing Bios for your upcoming event! Interested in becoming a pacer? We are currently accepting pacing applications for the following locations:
Rockies Marathon & Half
Mt Hood Marathon & Half
Mt Lemmon Marathon & Half

Race Morning Madness

Scott Devine

Race morning. Two words that can conjure up majestic mental images of determined runners standing amongst their peers and breathing in the crisp pre-dawn air, anxiously awaiting to undertake their latest REVEL marathon journey.

Or those two words might make you picture a sleep-deprived and profanity-filled chaotic mad dash to wake up, shove some food down your throat, get dressed, grab all of your gear and get out the front door without losing your mind.

So if your typical race day ritual reminds you of a scene straight out of The Three Stooges, then here are a few helpful hints to allow you to relax and get to the race with your sanity mostly intact.

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Race Calendar

Apr. 28, 2018 REVEL Mt Charleston
Las Vegas, NV
Jun. 3, 2018 REVEL Rockies
Denver, CO

Price Increase Mar. 15, 2018!

Jul. 28, 2018 REVEL Mt Hood
Portland, OR
Sep. 8, 2018 REVEL Big Cottonwood
Salt Lake City, UT
Nov. 3, 2018 REVEL Mt Lemmon
Tucson, AZ
TBA REVEL Canyon City
Los Angeles, CA

doTERRA Deep Blue Rub on the course

doTERRA Deep Blue

doTERRA is thrilled to team with REVEL in 2018! As you run the REVEL courses, you will find doTERRA® Deep Blue along the way. It just may be the difference in reaching your PR! This topical cream formulated with Deep Blue Soothing Blend of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils, natural plant extracts, and helpful ingredients provides comforting sensations of cooling and warmth to tightening legs and aching muscles.

Scott James Jewelry Partner

Scott James Jewelry

As the new Official Jewelry Provider for the REVEL Race Series, we are absolutely thrilled to be a positive part of your running journey! All of our jewelry is handmade in the USA with love and care, delivering the highest quality sterling silver charms, bracelets, and necklaces as lasting symbols of your dedication and perseverance.

Keep an eye out for the new Official REVEL Race Series charms coming at the end of March - just in time for the Mt. Charleston race! check out their selection at

Intermountain Alta View Hospital


Our Official Medial Provider for REVEL Big Cottonwood, Alta View Hospital has some winter training tips to keep you prepared! If you haven’t run outdoors in the winter it’s a great time of year to get outside and lace up your running shoes.

Merchandise Highlight


Keep your coffee, tea and hot chocolate warm this winter or treat yourself to a cold pint post-run in our new REVEL mugs and pint glasses.

Things To Do: Mt Hood Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake

Looking for something fun to do before or after you run the inaugural REVEL Mt Hood this year? Consider going on a course drive and then stopping for a spectacularly scenic hike to Mirror Lake! The trailhead parking lot is located right along the race course (near full marathon mile 7.5 on Highway 26). The relatively easy hike is roughly three miles round-trip, and offers some of the most breathtaking views of Mt Hood imaginable. On your way back down to town, make sure to grab a bite to eat at one of the great restaurants in Mt Hood Village!

charity highlight

Mt Charleston Fire

REVEL donates a portion of proceeds from each event to the local communities that host our races. This year REVEL Mt Charleston
will donate thousands of dollars to the Mt Charleston Volunteer Fire Department. The VFD serves the entire mountain community and is a critical component of safety, search & rescue, and disaster relief operations on Mt Charleston.

Participant Highlight

Walter Dewar

Gina Tierney is running REVEL Mt Charleston and it will be her first marathon!
She works full time as a Nurse Practitioner and is the mother to 5 year old quadruplets. She started running after the kids were born, on a treadmill in the basement. She plans to meet her husband Nick at the finish line, who
is also running the marathon in attempts to qualify for Boston. They look forward to finally having a finishers picture together. You go Gina! We can't wait to snap that finisher photo!

Random Race Entry Giveaway

Amber Smith

Congratulations to Amber Smith who ran the 2016 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon. She was randomly selected as the winner of a FREE race entry to any 2018 REVEL event. Keep your eyes out each month to see if you're the next random winner. Amber, email to claim your prize.