Overall Rating
Overall Rating (22 Reviews)
4.7
(22 Ratings) 🏆 (22 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.1
SCENERY
4.9
PRODUCTION
4.6
SWAG
4.7
This incredibly fast and remarkably beautiful downhill road race takes runners from the forests and canyons of the Rocky Mountains to the foothills of Denver, Colorado. Featuring a perfectly smooth downhill slope and spectacular scenery, this race will be sure to help you set your PR and finally hit that … MORE
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    kmusheno FIRST-TIMER '22

    Beautiful views await you at the start line before your 2 hour long downhill stroll. Course has some minor uphill sections at the halfway point in Evergreen, CO (which can … MORE

    Beautiful views await you at the start line before your 2 hour long downhill stroll. Course has some minor uphill sections at the halfway point in Evergreen, CO (which can be tough with the altitude for those that are not acclimated) but otherwise is a quad pounding slope that wears on you after awhile. Lots of great swag provided and RD does a good job of providing lots of amenities and vendors at the expo and finish line. Only thing that stinks is that you have to get up super early to ride a bus to the top of a cold mountain.

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    mjlucarelli FIRST-TIMER '22

    Well organized race, pretty views, and great volunteers. Loved that they give you gloves and blankets while you wait for the race to start. Would have been very cold without … MORE

    Well organized race, pretty views, and great volunteers. Loved that they give you gloves and blankets while you wait for the race to start. Would have been very cold without them! Did a great job of keeping everything organized from the busses to get you to the start line, local police keeping roads closed (sorry locals) and everyone on route, and the festivities at the end. Would definitely suggest this race for anyone who is looking for something downhill.

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    jirka REPEAT RUNNER '22

    This was my fourth time running Revel Rockies. This race is well organized and I’m planning on running it again. Every time I run it, I get closer to BQ. … MORE

    This was my fourth time running Revel Rockies. This race is well organized and I’m planning on running it again. Every time I run it, I get closer to BQ. I’m hoping that one day it will happen. Be ready to be on the bus at 3:30 in the morning. So if you are not an early riser, this race is not for you.

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    mlarsen FIRST-TIMER '22

    Running downhill alongside the creek Great swag- awesome shirts and hat Amazing support along course and at start center with doTERRA, water and nuun stations and potties. Beautiful medal. Tons … MORE

    Running downhill alongside the creek
    Great swag- awesome shirts and hat
    Amazing support along course and at start center with doTERRA, water and nuun stations and potties. Beautiful medal. Tons of post race snacks and village alongside water

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    mpmateja FIRST-TIMER '22

    What a great event! The half started in Evergreen, and was a breezy 49 degrees at the start. It QUICKLY warmed up and was approaching 70-75 at the finish. The … MORE

    What a great event! The half started in Evergreen, and was a breezy 49 degrees at the start. It QUICKLY warmed up and was approaching 70-75 at the finish. The organization was top notch, the volunteers phenomenal, and the course was safe and beautiful. Will definitely participate again.

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    CrickettTyacke FIRST-TIMER '22

    Having run several other Revel races, this was my first Rockies. While not as downhill as some of the others, the scenery from start to finish makes up for that. … MORE

    Having run several other Revel races, this was my first Rockies. While not as downhill as some of the others, the scenery from start to finish makes up for that. Highly recommend.

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    emt2rescue FIRST-TIMER '22

    The race is well organized. They give out nice swag. The Expo was a little small. Be sure to arrive on time for buses. The sceneries absolutely beautiful. The second … MORE

    The race is well organized. They give out nice swag. The Expo was a little small. Be sure to arrive on time for buses. The sceneries absolutely beautiful. The second half got a little warm. The second half you also ran next to a river or stream. I finished as the finish line was wrapping up. So I didn’t get my free beer unfortunately. But overall I really enjoy the Revel race series

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    progdrumr REPEAT RUNNER '22

    First, I didn't train as well as I should have. I wouldn't say i'm the runners runner but I definitely completed the course and while it had it's moments, it's … MORE

    First, I didn’t train as well as I should have. I wouldn’t say i’m the runners runner but I definitely completed the course and while it had it’s moments, it’s still very doable for even a novice. For most of the run, you’re alongside a creek and it’s simply stunning. Most of what keeps you going here is the weather, scenery and of course the stellar production that Revel puts into it.

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    craineri FIRST-TIMER '22

    One of the best organized, and fun Half marathons with AMAZING views of the Rockies! Would highly recommend if you are looking for a PR or just a great race. MORE

    One of the best organized, and fun Half marathons with AMAZING views of the Rockies! Would highly recommend if you are looking for a PR or just a great race.

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    chargriess FIRST-TIMER '22

    Overall, I think the race was tough, but if prepared it was very doable to get you a PB. The first half of the race is very quick and manageable, … MORE

    Overall, I think the race was tough, but if prepared it was very doable to get you a PB. The first half of the race is very quick and manageable, then the second half gets a little more technical with planning out effort as there are more rolling hills and less tree coverage. The course was beautiful and starts out above 10K feet with great mountain views. The aid stations were well staffed and there was great support of road blocks throughout. The packet pick-up was also very easy, although it would’ve been nice to have an option to pick it up on Thursday vs. the day before the race. Definitely will be doing this race again.

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    I’ve never done a downhill race and loved it. Unfortunately, I did not train for this race and was very concerned that I would be extremely sore or not finish. … MORE

    I’ve never done a downhill race and loved it. Unfortunately, I did not train for this race and was very concerned that I would be extremely sore or not finish. I haven’t ran other than a handful of times in the last two years and never over six miles and still loved this race. It’s making me want to get back to it, and more than likely travel to California to do Big Bear. I’m from Oklahoma and it’s pretty flat here, so training with hills isn’t really my thing, but I now know these races are still very doable for me. Can’t wait for the next one!

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    alwoods FIRST-TIMER '22

    This course was gorgeous. Mountain views of snow caps, descending into cute little towns with rivers and streams, surrounded by nature. Loved every turn. The net downhill was killer though … MORE

    This course was gorgeous. Mountain views of snow caps, descending into cute little towns with rivers and streams, surrounded by nature. Loved every turn. The net downhill was killer though and my legs paid the price. Running a Revel has been on my list for so long. It did not disappoint. It was well organized, had a great expo and swag, and I felt like they thought of everything. I cannot wait to run another Revel (but this time I will train for the downhills).

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    dionnewaugh REPEAT RUNNER '22

    This company puts on the best races from the organization to the swag to the courses! You’ll be focused solely on running and can relax while you take in the … MORE

    This company puts on the best races from the organization to the swag to the courses! You’ll be focused solely on running and can relax while you take in the scenery and enjoy all the aid stations and the fabulous finish line! The FREE professional photos and video are a wonderful added bonus. If you’re a hardcore runner you can push yourself behind what you usually do and if you’re a slow and steady you can lean on and enjoy the ride

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    russelds FIRST-TIMER '19

    Revel Rockies is a fantastic race with a fantastic course. However, the altitude can get to people and the middle miles are TOUGH! The scenery is gorgeous and the swag … MORE

    Revel Rockies is a fantastic race with a fantastic course. However, the altitude can get to people and the middle miles are TOUGH! The scenery is gorgeous and the swag is top notch. All of Revel’s races are superbly organized and fast. This one has a very steep first 10 miles then rolling hills at altitude and a small hill at mile 26.1!

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    sarastew FIRST-TIMER '19

    I'd first like everyone to throw out the notion that a downhill race is easy. This was by far the HARDEST race of my life. While I had a great … MORE

    I’d first like everyone to throw out the notion that a downhill race is easy. This was by far the HARDEST race of my life. While I had a great first half and PR for a half marathon time, the 2nd half was excruciating. I did train and did incorporate downhill running into my training plan, but the amount of pounding this course does to your legs is painful.

    The course was beautiful and running in the mountains felt majestic and peaceful. Getting to the start was easy on the bus and it wasn’t as cold as I expected at the top. The gloves and the mylar blanket in the bag with your bib were an excellent touch. I LOVED getting a race tank, especially that it wasn’t cotton! Also getting a pair of Goodr glasses was an excellent touch! (They are my preferred glasses).

    Typically after a marathon or long run I have some general soreness for a day or so and am able to recoup and run after a day or two. This race left me so sore and miserable. I think if you are used to flat and downhill racing, this may hold better for some, but I’d much rather take a flat or course with hills than a downhill one.

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    M_Sohaskey Jun 24, 2019 at 1:38pm

    Wow, I may just cut and paste this as my review for REVEL Kulia... your experience sounds exactly like mine in Hawaii, though I can imagine the thin air in… MORE

    Wow, I may just cut and paste this as my review for REVEL Kulia... your experience sounds exactly like mine in Hawaii, though I can imagine the thin air in Colorado made things even tougher on the muscles. How strange is it not to be able to lift your quads the next morning? Glad you were able to recover (mostly) in time to enjoy Grandma's, these REVEL races leave their mark for sure. Congrats on bearing down, toughing it out (3:45 is no joke!) and adding Colorado to your 50 states map! LESS

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    NicoleBorrego REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This is my new favorite half marathon race. Downhill road race that is incredibly fast. Definitely glad for the downhill training advice. Looking forward to running other Revel races. MORE

    This is my new favorite half marathon race. Downhill road race that is incredibly fast. Definitely glad for the downhill training advice. Looking forward to running other Revel races.

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    runnermomdk FIRST-TIMER '17

    It's a beautiful downhill race! The start is a little chilly, bring a blanket or extra clothes. Course support was good, bathroom lines were a little long on the course … MORE

    It’s a beautiful downhill race! The start is a little chilly, bring a blanket or extra clothes. Course support was good, bathroom lines were a little long on the course but I found one off the road and empty. The medals and printed result card are a nice touch, as were the socks and performance shirt (still a favorite but I’m wearing it out).
    There were bus issues in 2015, no fault of Revel, and they have definitely redeemed themselves.

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    ccgooch REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Love love love this race. Don't let it fool you though. It is definitely the most beautiful race I have done but the downhill takes a toll on your legs … MORE

    Love love love this race. Don’t let it fool you though. It is definitely the most beautiful race I have done but the downhill takes a toll on your legs after a while. There are a few uphills near the halfway point that will have you saying a few not-so-nice words. 🙂 However, I PR’d the first year I ran this race by over 27 minutes!

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    jphil853 FIRST-TIMER '16

    Revel runs a great race, and I would recommend any of there courses for a beautiful, downhill race. They provided throw-away gloves for the start line which was greatly needed … MORE

    Revel runs a great race, and I would recommend any of there courses for a beautiful, downhill race. They provided throw-away gloves for the start line which was greatly needed and appreciated.

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    I loved this race so much and can’t wait to do another revel race in the future. The altitude was a challenge for me (I was living in Florida at … MORE

    I loved this race so much and can’t wait to do another revel race in the future. The altitude was a challenge for me (I was living in Florida at the time) but the beautiful scenery was a perfect distraction. I took several pictures – one of my favorite memories was stopping for a few seconds to let a family of deer cross the road.

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