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Overall Rating (34 Reviews)
4.6
(34 Ratings)  (34 Reviews)
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3.3
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4.2
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4.6
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4.5
This incredibly fast and remarkably beautiful road race takes runners from the forests of Kyle Canyon on Mt Charleston to Las Vegas, Nevada. Featuring a smooth downhill slope and spectacular scenery, this race will be sure to help you set your PR and finally hit that Boston Qualifying time as … MORE
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    erbVanZan FIRST-TIMER '22

    I was a little worried about the downhill, (my 4th downhill that kills my quads every time) but I enjoyed listening to Coach Paul’s Facebook updates that did help me … MORE

    I was a little worried about the downhill, (my 4th downhill that kills my quads every time) but I enjoyed listening to Coach Paul’s Facebook updates that did help me get a better state of mind. Such a well run event. Revel Races should take over Rock N Rolls for putting on a marathon.

    Expo had fun photo opps, great Revel products to purchase and good vendors! The race itself was so nicely managed from the buses to the start (nice buses), start line encouragement, to great course safety with cones the entire way and police escorts for opposing traffic! Water stops were plenty except I would’ve liked one extra one at mile 25. The finish line food was good (I’m happy just with chocolate milk) The medal was beautiful but I’m also a crazy turtle lady! ..And they had another option than beer at the beer tent! Shuttles back to the strip were very convenient. Oh and did I mention free photos? What race does that? Had a blast with running friends for a quick weekend in Vegas! This was my Nevada for 50 states and state 41. Very pleased I held out for 2 years of postponements to run this!

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    HoustonRacerGal FIRST-TIMER '22

    This race is well-organized, run by staff and volunteers. I was very impressed by everyone I encountered, from the expo all the way through race day. I didn’t BQ, mainly … MORE

    This race is well-organized, run by staff and volunteers. I was very impressed by everyone I encountered, from the expo all the way through race day. I didn’t BQ, mainly due to altitude and heat. I did Coach Paul Carmona’s training program, which I recommend for anyone’s first downhill race. I felt very ready, but it just wasn’t my day. Still finished dater than my last marathon. Thinking about signing up for another Revel race, and I will sign up again for Coach Paul’s program, sooner in the training season this time.

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    ManyMiles REPEAT RUNNER '22

    I love this race. I've run both the marathon and half marathon twice. The marathon is wicked fast! I PR'd with a 3:27 and easily made my BQ time by … MORE

    I love this race. I’ve run both the marathon and half marathon twice. The marathon is wicked fast! I PR’d with a 3:27 and easily made my BQ time by over 35 minutes! The half is great also. Finishing in comfortable temps was a plus. The swag is great, nice large, shiny medals. Buses are very nice and on time. Love the flexibility the series offers. I miss the Goodr Sunglasses though that were previously in the swag bag. I would advise not getting your packet on race day. Mine was not there. Race Director was very responsive. I definitely want to keep running this one because of the fast course(s) !

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    oylercanp REPEAT RUNNER '22

    They had the best communication practice, several emails and easy to find race information. The day of the race buses were very organized and staff members were very kind. Aid … MORE

    They had the best communication practice, several emails and easy to find race information.
    The day of the race buses were very organized and staff members were very kind. Aid stations were complete, and ready to go with water, hydration water and refueling gels.
    Scenery was beautiful it begins on the mountain and down the canyon where you can’t even notice the hills on the race. After mile 13 to 22 is a gravity runners high and let gravity takes it course.
    The last hill on 23 makes you work for it and then you are done!
    This is my 9th marathon not only I qualified for Boston for the first time but I also got a 5 minute buffer. HUGE PR for me!!!! Coming back on 2023!!!

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    nikkolz FIRST-TIMER '22

    I had a pr from big bear I ran 4 minutes faster in MT.Charleston also had a BQ in both races I love the revel series. The course had plenty … MORE

    I had a pr from big bear I ran 4 minutes faster in MT.Charleston also had a BQ in both races I love the revel series. The course had plenty of water stops I’m so happy about the results of this race.

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    IronmanMatthew FIRST-TIMER '22

    This was my 15th full marathon, and my favorite so far. Logistically, everything was a breeze. The shuttle buses are super easy and the swag was better than average. Also, … MORE

    This was my 15th full marathon, and my favorite so far. Logistically, everything was a breeze. The shuttle buses are super easy and the swag was better than average. Also, in terms of race day organization, Revel had everything planned to a T.

    The course was very scenic and fast. I was flying the first 22 miles. The downhill is real. You definitely will feel it, especially after the race, but it’s worth a new PR. I set a new PR by 20 minutes and I met several others at the finish line with similar results.

    All in all, this is a marathoner’s marathon! If you’re looking for a downhill, fast, scenic course to PR, sign up for this one! @MattSeedorff

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    brennyQ FIRST-TIMER '22

    This race had a great expo even though it was in a scary part of Vegas. I’m sure the lease was cheap. My bus broke down going to the start. … MORE

    This race had a great expo even though it was in a scary part of Vegas. I’m sure the lease was cheap.

    My bus broke down going to the start. Was astonished when a crew member said “we won’t start without you at 5:15” when they found our abandoned bus…and at 6:00 they started without the 27 people on our bus. Long story short, I started the race 6 mins late with no warm up but still BQ’d.

    I loved the race, the support, the scenery. So with the bus crap I still give it 4.5 stars

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    teejayv FIRST-TIMER '22

    This race is pretty much as promised. The logistics are quite good and the scenes during the first 18 miles are serene. The downhill for me felt quite gradual, at … MORE

    This race is pretty much as promised. The logistics are quite good and the scenes during the first 18 miles are serene. The downhill for me felt quite gradual, at no point were my quads or IT bands feeing stressed but everyone is different. The app was great (sans mid run advertisements for headphones and other sponsors — not a joke).

    Two things to flag, one is likely perpetual the other is hopefully a 2022 concern. One, the last four miles are brutal. Not that it’s uphill, but visually you go from mountain scenes to desert suburbs. Found it tough and overall, a mundane way to end an otherwise beautiful race. Second, way worse and more critical, the water stations were the worst I’ve ever raced. I’m hoping this is a 2022 anomaly but mile 5 was nonexistent … this is a critical one to just have nothing. In the later miles, when it went past 70 degrees in the unforgiving sun, water stations were not ready for runners. One station at either 22 or 23, the attendant had his back turned to us and was filling cups, blocking the whole station. Missing that water station caught up to be badly the next mile as my HR spiked beyond control. Water tables were also packed tight so if you did not catch the ride stride, you only had about 20 feet to abruptly get over. Not ideal. I’d race Revel again but wouldn’t put my BQ hopes here.

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    srenatux REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Awesome race! - Painful but doable. Beautiful scenery. The heat towards the end felt like hell. Expect to slow down towards the end. Race could be done much earlier though … MORE

    Awesome race! – Painful but doable. Beautiful scenery. The heat towards the end felt like hell. Expect to slow down towards the end. Race could be done much earlier though in the year to avoid the heat (beginning of March?). After the turn out of the canyon, that’s when things can go south if not raced smart at the beginning. Couple minor hills, aka bumps, but nothing compared to other courses. The sharp turn at the finish line kills a lot of momentum. Overall, great race experience.

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    rachelcembry FIRST-TIMER '22

    I had a distastrous travel day the day before the race so I did not get to experience the expo (sadly!) but the rest of my race experience was great! … MORE

    I had a distastrous travel day the day before the race so I did not get to experience the expo (sadly!) but the rest of my race experience was great! Communication, transportation, and the start line were very smooth. I thought the weather was great and I enjoyed the scenery and the course, other than the last 4-5 miles when things flattened out as it was simultaneously getting much warmer. Although the course was a downhill course, I didn’t think it was too extreme. Gravity was definitely my friend for the first 3/4 of the race especially. The only thing I would critique is that the water/aid stations could have used a few more volunteers. I also felt the Nuun was very watered down at many stations and I think I didn’t get enough electrolytes/carbs from the Nuun which contributed to my hard fade in the last 3 miles. I was depending on what was on the course since I lost my bag with my own supplements the day before so I wished the Nuun was mixed a little stronger or else something with more carbs like Gatorade on the course. I thought the finish line was great; I loved the free photos and the chance to make a highlight video. Swag was nice and the medal was huge and heavy! I did PR my marathon by over 7 minutes (previous PR was just a little over 2 months ago in January at Houston). Overall, I thought it was a well-run race and it is definitely a great course to run fast on. I would for sure recommend this race to anyone looking for a fun race and a PR attempt!

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    sydneyanne95 FIRST-TIMER '22

    Such a great race! The beginning is gorgeous up on the mountain, though I feel after getting past the halfway point it’s not as beautiful and the scenery is just … MORE

    Such a great race! The beginning is gorgeous up on the mountain, though I feel after getting past the halfway point it’s not as beautiful and the scenery is just desert. However, for this Arizonan it wasn’t a big deal. The aid stations were wonderful, with fun, helpful volunteers. The medal was beautiful, and the finish line festivities were so much fun! I ran revel mt Lemmon and felt like at that race it wasn’t as much fun but the energy at mt Charleston was something different. Other runners were all congratulating each other and talking and it made my second marathon (first marathon running with my mom) a great experience.

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    incrediblenik REPEAT RUNNER '22

    This race is a pretty straight course. There are minimal turns, and very speedy. The last five miles can be tough because they feel super flat instead of continuing downhill. … MORE

    This race is a pretty straight course. There are minimal turns, and very speedy. The last five miles can be tough because they feel super flat instead of continuing downhill. There is a small hill at mile 10 for .75 miles that can really break your pace, but if you run smart you can tackle it no problem. I’ve run this race 4 times and plan to hit it up again next year. You also get all your race photos for free. That’s super nice and exciting.

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    acraig FIRST-TIMER '22

    This was a great race. Packet picket up was so fun with a great shop, awesome swag and really neat signage to take pictures next to. The race was on … MORE

    This was a great race. Packet picket up was so fun with a great shop, awesome swag and really neat signage to take pictures next to. The race was on a beautiful course and the downhills were gradual enough for the most part that you couldn’t feel it as the gravity pulled you down the course. Water stations were plentiful and course signage was well-placed, funny and helpful! Be prepared for suuuuper sore legs for a few days following, but while you are in it enjoy the views!

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    lvflosser REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Well organized, awesome medal, well stocked and frequent aid stations, cold towels at the end, free photos, travel buses (not school buses), great vibe. MORE

    Well organized, awesome medal, well stocked and frequent aid stations, cold towels at the end, free photos, travel buses (not school buses), great vibe.

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    imora FIRST-TIMER '22

    It seems easy, you start happy but the last 12 kilometers are an endurance test. If you survive is the best! Every muscle you never imagined will ache. The soul … MORE

    It seems easy, you start happy but the last 12 kilometers are an endurance test. If you survive is the best! Every muscle you never imagined will ache. The soul cries, the mind burns, but your heart explodes with happiness when you cross the finish line

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    brdgtmcdw74 FIRST-TIMER '22

    Even with a hard fall at mile 4, I not only BQ'd, I PR'd! Felt like "I can't believe I GET to run this"! The scenery was gorgeous and included … MORE

    Even with a hard fall at mile 4, I not only BQ’d, I PR’d! Felt like “I can’t believe I GET to run this”! The scenery was gorgeous and included a surprise of wild horses! Well organized, perfect # of aid stations and fun finish! I’d do it again!

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    mirandaruns FIRST-TIMER '22

    Loved starting in the fresh mountain air, running through the desert, and ending in with a free beer in Vegas! The downhill course was perfect for me! I saw a … MORE

    Loved starting in the fresh mountain air, running through the desert, and ending in with a free beer in Vegas! The downhill course was perfect for me! I saw a huge comet at the start of the race and a few wild donkeys while running. I would recommend getting out in front to start if you’re looking to hit your pace the first mile. It was a little crowded.

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    vwbell FIRST-TIMER '22

    Pre race communication was excellent, including video strategy sessions by Coach Paul! Expo race pack pick up was a very good experience. The volunteers were very patient and easy to … MORE

    Pre race communication was excellent, including video strategy sessions by Coach Paul!
    Expo race pack pick up was a very good experience. The volunteers were very patient and easy to talk with. They provided good instructions as the racer made their way through the maze of really diverse vendors/sponsors.
    The swag included in with the race kit is incredible! Those gloves will come in handy!!!
    The early morning bus ride was surprisingly very low stress. It was cool/cold at the pre-race waiting/parking area, but everyone was given an emergency blanket as part of the swag, along with the gloves for cold hands. This kept us all very warm during the wait for the start of the race. There were plenty of porta-johns at the site (plenty). The DJ was rocking, and the bananas were ripe and a good addition for a pre race snack. The course was beautiful! The sun was rising at the start of the race, and all the support along the way was perfect for me. The hill at mile 11 is sure to make you grunt a little (me…alot), but it reminds you how human you are. After that little rise, you head slightly downhill for the homestretch!! Plenty of post race amenities like wet towels and chocolate milk (and cookies, and water, and beer!), and you get to have your race performance print out card created while you watch, mesmerized by the technical efficiency and motor dexterity of the smiling computer gurus in the tent!!

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    GinaAlvarez FIRST-TIMER '22

    Everything about this race ran pretty smoothly except for the mile 5 water stop. They ran out of water pretty early on in the race at a point where a … MORE

    Everything about this race ran pretty smoothly except for the mile 5 water stop. They ran out of water pretty early on in the race at a point where a lot of runners are starting to fuel with gels. All other stops were fine. They had an audio app that would give you Mile splits, course information, fun course and location facts, motivational messages. It was a really cool, unique and useful tool to have.
    The course was not too crowded, doesn’t offer a lot of shade but beauty surrounds you to distract you from achy quads. Revel focus on the details to offer a great race experience.

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    Bluebird46360 FIRST-TIMER '22

    The Shuttle (super nice) buses departed early morning to get us up the mountain (a bit too early with a 1.5hour wait outside for the race to start); however, in … MORE

    The Shuttle (super nice) buses departed early morning to get us up the mountain (a bit too early with a 1.5hour wait outside for the race to start); however, in our race packet they did equip us with a Mylar blanket and gloves. At first after crossing the starting line you have a slight incline but with the altitude for this Indiana girl it certainly made breathing difficulty. From there was mainly all down hill, with a couple bumps in the road for the next 13 or so mile. Amazing views and I even saw some wild mustangs while in route. Aid stations were very plentiful but certainly not a spectator friendly course. The second half was less exciting and less of a drop, with the heat of the day starting to kick in. The finish line was great and after party was pretty nice too – 1 Free Beer! The medals were actually pretty cool (I didn’t think they were gonna be all that) and the finisher tshirt was nice too – very bright/colorful. Then back on the bus to ship us back to our cars…very well organized! I would have to say this is the sorest I have been in 34 marathons, with no downhill training.

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