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 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.