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.
The REVEL Rockies Marathon was the 118th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 105th largest in 2015.
Last year 20.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 23.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the REVEL Rockies Marathon the 37th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 16th highest percentage in 2015.
Its Course Score of 92.25 ranks it as the 417th 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 415th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 4th fastest in Colorado.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.