Cheryl Elm

2016 REVEL Canyon City Half Marathon
Published: Nov. 19, 2016, 8:32 a.m.
  1. Overall Rating

    5/5 Stars

  2. Describe your race day.

    Awesome day with friends! BEST Half Marathon ever! Great information to participants, plus training schedule, and planning ever. Everything was thought of for our day. Even the weather was perfect! We will be back!

  3. Did you PR?

    Yes! Okay, I am old, and I walk, but I felt like one of the gang. I have done 8 half marathons-so I have exceeded my life goal of 100 miles in halfs. Here's to the next 100!

  4. How would you describe the course?

    I had driven the course before the race so I knew what to expect. It was all good. The frequent water stations were great.

  5. Tell us about your training.

    I train year-round (I did 3 halfs this year) and the training info you sent help me prepare for the downhill course. I also cycle and swim. I was ready.

  6. What advice would you give future runners?


  7. What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?

    I found a great Italian restaurant-Adolinos! Our group of 8 had a delicious carb-loading dinner. We are all from out of the area and out-of-state so it was a relaxed and informal spot to meet-up after the Expo and look forward to the race.


  1. Cheryl Elm
    Nov. 19, 2016, 8:33 a.m.

    We will be back!

  2. Heather O'Connell
    Nov. 5, 2017, 9:15 a.m.

    The best organized and most enjoyable California Marathon! My 3rd year running Revel Canyon City! ... and for anyone every considering it... it all starts with the incredible Race Packet Delivery option (life is busy and the Revel people know how to take care of us and to make it all a little easier)... to the smooth and easy race day parking access to the non-stressful and non-congested bus transportation system to get us up the mountain to the race starting line, to the fantastic set up of porta-potty’s (so you don’t have to wait in long lines like at every other race!), to the supply of Mylar blankets, gloves, coffee, etc. waiting at the gathering area before the start of the race, to the excellent communication from the event organizers to us runners about the timing for our gear check so we can stay comfortable for as long as possible, to the easy to find meet ups with the fantastic pacers that have been set up and provided for us all to achieve our ideal goals... all the way down the mountain with the perfectly spaced support stations and photographers to the finish line, with the amazing support of the Azusa Police Department, the ever talented MC to rally the crowd with each of our names as we cross the finish line, the incredible volunteers and youth community service support groups... and then!... the hot yummy pizza waiting to greet our depleted and hungry systems, the ice cold water and Powerade and Lagunitas Beer to rehydrate with and fresh ice cold towels to calm and soothe our exhausted bodies, topped off with the best Marie Callender Pies that make the best pairing with the Race Medal to make us feel on top of the world - and finally, The Rapid Reboot Team to lead you into recovery... THE BEST DAY! Thank you for my 2nd BQ and I can’t wait to remember this fantastic race with the free Revel Finishers Video that will soon be made for me, that I truly appreciate and treasure! Thanks to everyone that’s a part of the Revel Marathon Organization and to all of the volunteers at the Revel Canyon City Marathon! See you next year at Mt. Charleston and again at Canyon City!

  3. Maria Torres
    Oct. 14, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

    Why is this course all downhill? just wondering

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