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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, June 3, 2018
2017: Sunday, June 11, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Downhill
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 74°F (23°C)
Average High: 86°F (30°C)
Average Low: 62° F (16°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 91.82
Course Score: 92.25

Race Size

2017: 655 Finishers
2016: 662 Finishers
2015: 785 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 22.4%
2016: 20.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Rockies Marathon drops approximately 4,700 feet from the start eleven miles up Squaw Valley Road (~10,400') and finishes in Morrison (~5,700').

Although the course is extremely downhill and potentially can be very fast (net drop of 4.700 feet), the high course elevation may adversely affect some runners - especially those not acclimated to the altitude.

Marathon Rankings

The REVEL Rockies Marathon was the 109th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 118th largest in 2016.

Last year 22.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 20.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the REVEL Rockies Marathon the 43rd highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 36th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 92.25 ranks it as the 435th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 4th fastest course in Colorado.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the REVEL Rockies Marathon a PR Score of 91.82. This PR Score ranks it as the 433rd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Colorado.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 10472 feet (3192m)
Min Elevation: 5778 feet (1761m)


Recent REVEL Rockies Marathon Reviews

4.5 Stars from 4 Reviews
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review of 2017 REVEL Rockies Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


It was one of -if not the best marathon I have ever ran. Snow cap mountain road race. At the end free video/photos of your run. The race end was in a wonderful little town 26.2 below. Really organized.

Race Tips

Be early for shuttle buses and check to make sure you are on the right bus. Either marathon or half marathon

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Do not use because you can not cancel

review of 2016 REVEL Rockies Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Race Tips

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

review of 2016 REVEL Rockies Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Beautiful downhill course. I thought it would be a great first timers course but it is a little rough on the quads. I have recommended this race to quite a few people.

Race Tips

Carry water initially if you can, but have something you don't mind getting rid of. During the first 7 miles or so, the downhill is severe enough that stopping for water takes energy. I brought a sweatshirt and pants to the start and was thrilled, it was freezing at the top (10K feet)

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Get there early. Bus situation is a bit convoluted. Afterwards bus situation was really difficult.

review of 2016 REVEL Rockies Marathon.   

3 / 5 Stars


Loved the scenery, loved the temperature, loved the race organization and the support. The Downhill is legit. It destroyed my quads.

Race Tips

Do not neglect downhill running training.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Finish Time Equivalent

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