Big Bear Course Preview, Price Increases & Other REVEL News
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Oct. 9, 2021
The Run Down - REVEL Race Series Newsletter October 2021

Big Bear course preview

REVEL Big Bear

A course strategy – and overall race strategy – is a must for optimal performance on race day. A critical component of your race strategy is the course profile itself. Where are the sharp descents? Where are the climbs? Where does the course “flatten” a bit? You want to plan your race with course segments in mind and with an overall strategy for varying paces throughout. Your varied paces will be dictated by the elevation losses and gains, and you want to know before the race where those variations will occur.

The head coach of REVEL’s Online Coaching Program, who has run a Boston Qualifier in all the REVEL marathons he has run, has prepared a detailed description of the Big Bear Marathon and Half-Marathon courses to help you reach your goals.

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Big Bear & Mt Charleston Price Increases

REVEL Big Bear

Prices increase $10 on October 12 for REVEL Big Bear (November 13, SoCal) and REVEL Mt Charleston (April 2, Las Vegas). That's almost a month of your Hulu subscription, folks, so don't wait. Be sure to register by next week!



Coach Paul training Tip

Don’t “Bank Time,” But Build a “Cushion” Instead

REVEL Big Bear

Some runners use the phrase “banking time” to allow for the typical slowdown that occurs in latter miles of a race due to fatigue. The idea is that if you run faster than your overall goal pace for early miles, you will have “banked time” by putting yourself “ahead of schedule” by a certain point of the race. Later, as you slow down, you will be “making withdrawals” against that “banked time” to stay on schedule overall.

For several reasons, the “banked time” concept is not a good idea. Instead, think of building...

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Volunteer at revel big Bear

REVEL Big Bear

We are coming back IN person this fall and we couldn't be more excited. As thousands of feet return to hit the pavement, we are always looking for helpful hands to assist in a variety of areas. Come out as an individual or sign up a group to receive a donation! To see all opportunities, check out the link below or email us at 


Sign Up to Volunteer 

   The Launch Team

Launch Team

The Launch Team had over 60 youth participants running the Big Cottonwood Half Marathon, and their team placed 3rd overall. These kids learn through the Launch Team training that they can rise to the occasion and accomplish a difficult task.

Training will start again for the Launch Team in January as they prepare to run REVEL Mt Charleston in April. Learn more about volunteer coaching or getting your youth involved at


Nov. 13, 2021 REVEL Big Bear


Price Increases October 12

Apr. 2, 2022 REVEL Mt Charleston

Las Vegas, NV

Price Increases October 12

Jun. 4, 2022 REVEL Rockies

Denver, CO

Sep. 10, 2022 REVEL Big Cottonwood

Salt Lake City, UT

Big Cottonwood Winners

REVEL Big Cottonwood was held on Sept 11, 2021 in Salt Lake City, UT. Here are all the winners:

Jason Howe
Male Marathon Winner
Jason Howe
Kim Kapinos
Female Marathon Winner
Kim Kapinos
Andre Alves
Male Half Winner
Andre Alves
Nina Zarina
Female Half Winner
Nina Zarina
2% Chocolate Milk
Half Team Winner
2% Chocolate Milk
Marathon Team Winner

sprouts farmers market


Sprouts Farmers Market will be there again at REVEL Big Bear as they continue to be a strong supporter and valued partner of the REVEL Race Series. Without their support, our race experience wouldn't be the same!

We love to return the support to those who support us. There is likely to be a Sprouts location near you; head over to to find out. Sprouts: Where Goodness Grows.

Random Race Entry Winner

Random Winner

Congratulations to Becca Gale, who just ran the 2021 REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon.

Becca was randomly selected as the winner of a FREE race entry to a REVEL event. Congratulations Becca!

Keep your eyes out each month to see if you're the next random winner. Becca, reply to this email to claim your prize.



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