Feb. 7, 2019
The Run Down - REVEL Race Series Newsletter Feb 2019

REVEL Kulia Course Preview


A course strategy – and overall race strategy – is a must for optimal performance on race day. Whether this is your first REVEL race and your goal is simply to finish, or you are REVEL veteran aiming for a PR or BQ, you should have a well-planned strategy for how you intend to manage the REVEL Kulia course! The head coach of REVEL’s Online Coaching Program, who has run a Boston Qualifier in all the REVEL marathons, has prepared a detailed description of the Kulia Marathon and Half-Marathon courses.

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Kulia & Mt Charleston Price Increases

Mt Charleston

REVEL Kulia & Mt Charleston have price increases coming up on Feb 12. The Mt Charleston Half Marathon still has spots but the Marathon is SOLD OUT. You can still join the marathon by purchasing one of the limited Charity Bibs for $249 (space is limited). Kulia is our new Hawaii event and has the most elevation drop of any REVEL course. Mt Charleston increases $10 and Kulia increases $15, so be sure to sign up now!

We're Hiring!

We're Hiring

As we continue to grow, we need more help! We're currently seeking a Graphic Designer and Race Director/Event Expansion Specialist. Both positions are full-time and based in our offices in Pleasant Grove, UT. For full details and to apply, please checkout the official Job Postings.


Launch Team

The Launch Team youth training for REVEL Mt Charleston starts this week in Las Vegas and Salt Lake. Sign your youth up now! Launch Team has trained hunderds of youth of all ages and athletic abilities to complete REVEL half marathons. If you think your kids can't handle it, they are tougher than you think! Altra, Hoka, Sketchers, and New Balance have donated shoes and Aftershokz has donated Bluetooth headphones that will be given to the first youth to signup (while sizes remain).

Learn more at

Things To Do - BIG BEAR

Big Bear Skiing

Whether you're in the mood to ski, snowboard or snow tube, Big Bear Mountain Resort is the place for you this winter. Enjoy bluebird days and the best snow conditions in Southern California.


Race Calendar

Mar. 9, 2019 REVEL Kulia
Big Island, Hawaii

Price Increase Feb 12!

Apr. 27, 2019 REVEL Mt Charleston
Las Vegas, NV

Price Increase Feb 12!

Jun. 2, 2019 REVEL Rockies
Denver, CO
Jun. 29, 2019 REVEL Mt Hood
Portland, OR
Aug. 17, 2019 REVEL Chilliwack
British Columbia, Canada
Sep. 14, 2019 REVEL Big Cottonwood
Salt Lake City, UT
Nov. 2, 2019 REVEL Mt Lemmon
Tucson, AZ
 Nov. 9, 2019 REVEL Big Bear (replaced Canyon City)

Charity Donation Highlight

American Cancer Society

REVEL Kulia is proud to partner with another amazing group: American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Keep your eyes out for the Hawaii Chapter who is bringing their Aloha spirit to the Aid Stations on course!

Mother/Daughter Running Duo

Jacquie and Cam

Jacquie and Cam were awarded the Guinness World Record for running the most marathons run together by a parent and child, 120 and counting! At 66, Jacquie ran the 2018 Big Cottonwood Marathon and placed first in her age group while Cam had a PR at 3:33 with 3:30 on her horizon for a spot in the Boston Marathon. Congratulations you two! Keep up the good work.



AfterShokz headphones are unlike any other brand. They don’t nest inside your ears and they don’t cover your ears. They don't even play music the same way your other headphones do. AfterShokz uses bone conduction technology headphones and an open-ear design that allows you to take in all that pushes you, from your motivational playlists to the crowds cheering at the finish line. It’s time to remove the earbuds and take in all that drives you with AfterShokz. Save $50 on the Adventure Bundles by using code REVEL at checkout.

Random Race Entry Winner

Random Winner

Congratulations to Nancy Young who ran the 2018 REVEL Big Bear Marathon. She was randomly selected as the winner of a FREE race entry to any 2019 REVEL event. Keep your eyes out each month to see if you're the next random winner. Nancy, email to claim your prize.


Aug. 3, 2018
The Run Down - REVEL Race Series Newsletter August 2018

Big Cottonwood Course Preview

Big Cottonwood Course Preview

A course strategy and overall race strategy is a must for optimal performance on race day. You should have a well-planned strategy for how you intend to manage the course!

A critical component of your 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.

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Big Cottonwood Price Increase

Big Cottonwood

REVEL Big Cottonwood in Salt Lake has a $10 price increase on August 7. Sign up now to save! REVEL Big Cottonwood was the original and still the largest REVEL event. It is a must-do. Big Cottonwood Canyon is spectacular!

Register for Big Cottonwood


Big Bear Expo Location

Big Bear Expo

The REVEL Big Bear Expo will be held at Sylvan Park (NW corner at University St & Colton Ave): 601 N University St, Redlands, CA 92374. The expo will be on Saturday, October 13 from 10:00am-6:00pm.



Big Bear Training Group

Big Bear Training

Are you currently training for REVEL Big Bear? Don't train alone and join the FREE in-person Pasadena Pacers training program. All abilities are welcome!

Sign up today


REVEL Mt Hood Winners

REVEL Mt Hood was held on July 28, 2018 near Portland, OR. Here are all your winners.

Gary Krugger
Male Marathon Winner
Gary Krugger
Sylvanna Toledo
Female Marathon Winner
Sylvanna Toledo
Connor Peloquin
Male Half Winner
Connor Peloquin
Corrine Murray
Female Half Winner
Corrine Murray

Half Team Winner
Orange Crush

Marathon Team Winner
Hasbeens & Nevergunnabees

Race Calendar

Sep. 8, 2018 REVEL Big Cottonwood
Salt Lake City, UT

Price Increase Aug 7, 2018!

Oct. 14, 2018 REVEL Big Bear (replacing Canyon City)
Nov. 3, 2018 REVEL Mt Lemmon
Tucson, AZ
Apr. 27, 2019 REVEL Mt Charleston
Las Vegas, NV
Jun. 2, 2019 REVEL Rockies
Denver, CO
TBA 2019 REVEL Mt Hood
Portland, OR



HOKA ONE ONE is excited to be partnering with REVEL Big Cottonwood for a sixth year! Be sure to stop by their expo booth to pick up your next pair of HOKA ONE ONE shoes.



The Scheels located in Sandy Utah is a great place to pick up your new running gear and much more. Be sure to stop by their expo booth at Big Cottonwood and say hello to them at their aid station! Thanks Scheels!

The More You Know - Mt Lemmon

Mt Lemmon

Sitting at 9,150 feet, the Mount Lemmon Air Force Station was said to be the
world’s highest radar installation in 1957. It was manned by the 684th Aircraft
Control and Warning Squadron, whose motto was “Who goes there?” Along
with dozens of similar stations, it watched for Soviet aircraft before the
advent of satellite surveillance. 

Intermountain Alta View Hospital


Alta View Hospital is a great REVEL Big Cottonwood Sponsor. Be sure to thank their staff on course for keeping everyone safe and healthy at this years REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon & Half.

Team Highlight

Marathon Maniacs

Check out the Marathon Maniacs & Half Fanatics, the running club that is crazy about running! 3 marathons or half marathons within 90 days to qualify. Do you have what it takes? Visit or for more details.



REVEL's exclusive headwear partner for 2018 is Headsweats. Headsweats is dedicated to providing the highest quality headwear in the industry using innovative materials and designs. Keep a cool head. Check your swag bag for this year's FREE REVEL HeadSweats Hat.

Charity Donation Highlight


Since 2012, REVEL has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to chairities aligned with our vision of fitness and stewdardship of our courses. Charities include Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, Brighton Institute, Drive Smart, Mt Lemmon Community Center, Mt Charleston Volunteer Fire Department, and Hoodland Fire. We strive to give back to those areas that are gracious enough to host our events.

Scott James Sport Jewelry Partner

Scott James Sport Jewelry

For 2018, REVEL Race Series has partnered with Scott James Sport Jewelry for all of our runners' jewelry needs. Scott James Sport Jewelry has over 300 running charms available, including location charms specific to most REVEL events! The leader in sport and running jewelry, all of their jewelry is cast in sterling silver and finished with a unique satin finish that's only available from Scott James. Whether shopping for yourself or a friend, stop by their booth at the next event to pick up your REVEL Race Series jewelry and a few running charms.

Random Race Entry Winner

Random Winner

Congratulations to Melissa Levy who ran the 2017 REVEL Canyon City Marathon. She was randomly selected as the winner of a FREE race entry to any 2018/2019 REVEL event. Keep your eyes out each month to see if you're the next random winner. Melinda, email to claim your prize.

July 27, 2018
July 21, 2018


REVEL Mt Hood is seeking Bus Captains for race morning transportation. A Bus Captain's role is to act as the navigator for their respective bus driver to ensure the timely arrival of buses to the start lines. You will be provided directions to load into your phone to navigate from Sandy High School to the start line.

Marathon Captains need to report by 3:00am and Half Marathon Captains need to report by 3:15am at Sandy High School. For your efforts, you will receive a REVEL mug, which can be redeemed at the Merchandise tent after the race.

If you are famaliar with the area, know how to follow GPS navigation, will be running with your phone, and want a free pint glass, signup to be a bus captain by replying to this email.

Thank You, 


July 20, 2018


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. 

We still have a few volunteer spots open at the Expo & Packet Pick-Up, sign up to volunteer now.

Bus Captains

REVEL Mt Hood is seeking Bus Captains for race morning transportation. A Bus Captain's role is to act as the navigator for their respective bus driver to ensure the timely arrival of buses to the start lines. You will be provided directions to load into your phone to navigate from Sandy High School to the start line.

Marathon Captains need to report by 3:00am and Half Marathon Captains need to report by 3:15am at Sandy High School. For your efforts, you will receive a REVEL mug, which can be redeemed at the Merchandise tent after the race. To confirm your spot as a Bus Captain please reply to this email. 


The REVEL Mt Hood Expo & Packet Pick-Up is located at the Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall E. Street parking, garage parking and public transit options can be viewed here

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 digital or hardcopy of the person's ID and a written note authorizing them to do so. Unless you have pre-purchased Race Day Packet Pick-Up, bag and shirt pickup will not be available the morning of the race.


Friday, July 27: 10:00am-8:00pm


Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall E
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

Parking & busing

Because REVEL Mt Hood is a point-to-point route, we will bus you from the parking area at Sandy High School to the start lines. Your bib is your ticket to board the 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.

Unless you have pre-purchased a roundtrip shuttle ticket from downtown Portland all runners must take the free transportation provided from Sandy High School. All parking is free at Sandy High School (37400 Bell St, Sandy, OR 97055).

Marathon buses will load on Bluff Road from 3:15 to 4:00 AM (please note your loading time based on your wave start) and Half Marathon buses will load in the pre-designated bus loading zone in the school parking lot from 3:30 to 4:15 AM. Please make sure that you are on time and that you get on the right bus! Staff will be on hand to help direct runners and ensure that parking and busing runs smoothly.

Spectators will also park at the same location as runners. From approximately 5:00 AM to 1:30 PM there will be a continuous shuttle between Sandy High School and the Rainbow Trout Farm (finish area). These shuttles will also take spectators and runners back to their vehicles at Sandy High School free of charge. 

Aid stations

All Aid Stations will be equipped with water, Powerade Lemon Lime, restrooms and basic medical supplies. In addition some aid stations will include Honey Stinger (Gold, Fruit Smoothie, and Strawberry Kiwi-caffeine), fruit, a frozen treat, doTERRA Deep Blue and medical personnel (see aid station map below).

**Any personal belongings dropped at aid stations or anywhere along the course will be donated to charity.**

Bag Drop

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 Papa John's pizza, ice cold coca cola and chocolate milk as you celebrate your achievement with friends and family. Check out the vendor booths, get a photo in front of our beautiful backdrops, enjoy a massage by Vital Touch and give a hand to the rest of the runners coming in!


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Vital Touch will be providing services at the Expo and at the Finish line for REVEL Mt Hood. Please stop by and enter to win a FREE ON-SITE CHAIR MASSAGE VISIT for your office!


REVEL Race Series is thrilled to partner with doTERRA Essential Oils at all our REVEL locations in 2018!

Deep Blue

You will find doTERRA® Deep Blue along all REVEL courses. 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.

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