Race day is right around the corner. Please take a few minutes to read this email. Important updates and helpful tips are included to make your race experience more enjoyable. All questions can also be answered via our Participant Guide or Race Info page.
If you know someone who hasn't registered, be sure to tell them to register now and join you on Saturday, November 4.
The REVEL Canyon City Expo & Packet Pick-Up is located at Westwood Laboratories in Azusa. All parking is free. Check out the many vendors and purchase your Official Race Merchandise!
A photo ID is required to pick up your race bag. We will allow individuals to pick up someone else's bag but will require a copy of the person's ID and a note authorizing them to do so (both can be digital). Unless you have pre-purchased Race Day Packet Pick-Up, bag and shirt pickup will not be available the morning of the race.
Friday, November 3: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
710 Ayon Avenue
Azusa, CA 91702
parking & busing
Because REVEL Canyon City is a point-to-point route, we will bus you from the finish line to the start line. Your bib is your ticket to board a bus. Due to road closures and participant safety all runners must take the buses the morning of the race. You may not park or be dropped off at the start lines.
Race parking is available in designated lots of Azusa Pacific University (Marathon), Target (Half Marathon), and the Metro Gold Line parking structure (Half Marathon). All designated parking is within walking distance of the finish line. Marathon and half marathon participants will board buses in two separate locations 1 mile apart. It is important you park in the correct lot. Please arrive on time and make sure you board the correct bus.
Half Marathon Parking Address (Exit 40 off I-210)
Loading Time: 4:30-5:30am
809 N Azusa Ave Azusa, CA 91702
Marathon Parking Address (Exit 41 off I-210)
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701 E Foothill Blvd Azusa, CA 91702
The Aid Stations will be equipped with water, Lemon Lime Powerade, restrooms, and basic medical supplies. In addition some aid stations will include Gu Energy Gels, fruit, and medical personnel (see aid station map below). **Any personal belongings dropped on the course will be donated to charity.**
You will receive a race bag when you pick up your packet at the expo. This bag is for you to take to the starting areas. A number that matches your race bib will be attached to your race bag. This is to identify your bag at the finish area after the race, and you will need your bib to prove ownership of your bag when you pick it up. Please carry any belongings to the starting area in this bag, as opposed to any other personal bags, which cannot be identified by your race number. Bags must be placed in the bag trucks at the starting areas at least 15 minutes prior to the race start.
Important: Ensure your bag is secured tightly and do NOT place personal items or anything that you cannot afford to lose in your bag. REVEL will not be responsible for lost items.
**Any personal belongings dropped at aid stations or anywhere along the course will be donated to charity.**
timing & bibs
The races will be chip-timed using timing tags adhered to the back of your bib. Your time will begin when you cross the starting line and stop when you cross the finish line. Overall prize winners (top 3 in each race) will be determined by gun time, not chip time. Please do not tamper with the timing chips, as they cannot be replaced once linked to your bib number.
Because the timing tag is adhered to the back of your race bib, it is important that you do not cover your bib with clothing or other objects that may interfere with the tag reader when you are crossing the start and finish lines. Furthermore, in order to ensure that race volunteers, officials, and photographers can properly identify you, you must wear your bib on the front of your person in an unobstructed position. If the photographers along the course cannot see your bib number, we will have no way to get your photos to you.
Finish Line Festivities
Once you cross the finish line, stick around and enjoy the exciting atmosphere at the finish. Runners will be greeted with some great food and beer as you celebrate your achievement with friends and family. Max's Mexican Cusine will be selling $2.00 Tacos and Waffle Love will have their food truck selling delicious treats at the finish line. Check out the vendor booths, get a photo in front of our beautiful backdrops, listen to some great music, give a hand to the rest of the runners coming in, and attend the awards ceremonies to congratulate the winners.