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.
This 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 37th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 13th highest percentage so far in 2017.
Its Course Score of 92.25 ranks it as the 426th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 5th 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 424th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 5th fastest in Colorado.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.