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REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon & Half

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This incredibly fast and remarkably beautiful road race takes runners from the forests and canyons of the Wasatch Mountains to the foothills of Salt Lake City, Utah. Featuring a speedy downhill slope and spectacular scenery, this race will be sure to help you set your PR and finally hit that Boston Qualifying time as it is the fastest marathon and half marathon in the state of Utah. REVEL in speed. REVEL in beauty. REVEL in Big Cottonwood!

How to enter the REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon & Half

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
  2. Half Marathon

    Run 26.2mi

REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon & Half routes

Marathon
The marathon begins on Guardsman Pass and runs straight downhill among the canyon cliffs. After exiting the pass the route proceeds around the Brighton Loop at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon followed by gorgeous views of Big Cottonwood Creek for nearly 15 miles to the mouth of the canyon. Runners enjoy an average 5% grade during this stretch. Make sure you train appropriately for this downhill section as downhill running works your muscles differently than flat or uphill.

After exiting the canyon the marathon course heads north for an out-and-back on Wasatch Boulevard to the edge of the Old Mill Golf Course. With the road completely closed to all traffic and reserved solely for the marathon, runners will be able to witness incredible views of the Salt Lake Valley and cheer on their fellow runners as they pass going the opposite way. This stretch of the marathon is relatively flat with slight rolling hills.

After the out-and-back the marathon course returns to the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon and enters the city of Cottonwood Heights, following the same downhill course as the half marathon to finish at the Union Park Center.

The marathon course is USATF certified with number UT15006KH and is one of the fastest Boston Marathon qualifying races in the country.

Half Marathon
The half marathon begins at the Mill D parking area just below Spruces Campground in Big Cottonwood Canyon, and runs straight downhill among the canyon cliffs and alongside Big Cottonwood Creek for nearly 10 miles to the mouth of the canyon.

After exiting the canyon the course is straight, downhill, and fast, without a single turn on the entire course and a continual slope down to the finish. At the mouth of the canyon runners will continue straight onto Fort Union Boulevard and continue due west to the finish line at the Union Park Center.

The half marathon course is USATF certified with number UT14008KH.


Event Details

What’s Included
An incredibly fast and beautiful race.
Free race day photos.
Free personalized highlight video.
A medal you will be proud to display.
Best technical shirt ever.
Great swag that you will want to keep.
Gloves & mylar blanket for the start.
Great food & fun at the finish.

REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon & Half weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

72°F
Predicted highs
44°F
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 5mph

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