REVEL is a race series out west that touts itself as having fast and beautiful race courses, basically by having you run down a mountain. I ran the marathon down Big Bear Mountain in the San Bernadino National Forest in Southern California and I have to admit, it did not disappoint. Race organization was excellent, the scenery was amazing, and it was indeed a fast course. REVEL also donates to local nonprofits, has a liberal transfer/withdrawal policy and provides a few other perks that endears you to its brand. I'm likely to do another one of these races. But with over 5000' of downhill running, my legs have never been so sore!