It’s hard to believe that the Revel Racing Series could find another perfect location for a downhill marathon and half, but they have done it!
Nestled just north of Las Vegas, NV (my favorite place btw), this coming May 7, 2016 will be the inaugural running of Revel Mt. Charleston. Get excited! Another reason to visit Las Vegas!
You can read all of the details on their website. https://www.runrevel.com.
The main thing is to register while prices are at their lowest. Under $100 right now til the end of January. I created a team for the race, which means you can save another $5 if you join, and then another $5 if you “like” them on Facebook during the checkout process.
My team name is Chasing Boston, so search for that name while registering, and you instantly get the discount. You can run the Half or Full and still be on my team, so choose wisely. See you in Vegas, baby!
I cannot believe it, but my 14th marathon is now just a few days away. The Revel Big Cottonwood Marathon is this Saturday in Utah, and I cannot wait to get this running adventure started.
It seems like eons since my last marathon back in May. I’ve spent virtually the entire Summer preparing for an honest attempt at a Boston Qualifying time, and now it’s almost upon me. That chance for a PR, that chance to get to Boston. It has been a very personal journey, with many highs and lows. I am optimistic.
Being sick this past week has not helped at all, but I am finally on some heavy duty antibiotics to hopefully kick this crud out of my system for good before I toe the line on Saturday morning.
Revel posted late yesterday that the Half marathon had sold out, and that there were only a few spots left in the full. I’m thinking that I will gather with many other happy runners in a few days to take one epic journey down Cottonwood Canyon, enjoying the beautiful surroundings. The weather forecast looks perfect. Temperatures in the mid 40’s at the start high up in the mountains at Brighton Ski Resort. Daytime high of around 80 degrees at the finish, but will more than likely be in the low to mid 70’s when I finish.
I am so looking forward to meeting some new faces, and really enjoying my first race in Utah. Marathon #14, State #5. This love affair I have with running continues to grow. Look out Big Cottonwood, here I come.