Rock 'n' Roll Denver Marathon

Rock 'n' Roll Denver Marathon

 
2.9 (3 reviews)

Denver, CO
October 16, 2016

Live bands and local cheerleader squads are lined along this loop-style scenic course with picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains. The course is moderately flat with a few mid-race hills.

Race Reviews: 3
Overall Rating:
 
2.9
Course:
 
2.7
Organization:
 
4.0
Value:
 
2.0
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Pros:
--- Great, well-organized expo
--- Plenty of on-course support -- water, aid, toilets
--- LOTS of pre-race excitement. I love being mixed in with all the half-marathon runners
Cons:
--- As others stated, it's not the most exciting course.
--- Expensive
--- Volunteers had no clue what they were doing.
Overall Rating:
 
3.0
Course:
 
3.0
Organization:
 
4.0
Value:
 
2.0
Reviewed by Troy Rogers on 6/29/2014
Racing Experience: 10 - 20 Marathons
Location: Denver, CO

Review: Pros:
--- Great, well-organized expo
--- Plenty of on-course support -- water, aid, toilets
--- LOTS of pre-race excitement. I love being mixed in with all the half-marathon runners
Cons:
--- As others stated, it's not the most exciting course.
--- Expensive
--- Volunteers had no clue what they were doing.

This was my second RNR marathon and I should have learned my lesson from the first. It's not that it's ran poorly, it's just that they don't put a lot of effort into making a good running experience. I always get the feeling that they're just out there to turn a quick buck. Everything is adequate, but nothing is great. I was also pretty disappointed with the course -- it was extremely boring.

I think this will be my last RNR race unless they significantly drop the price and start focusing on the runners instead of the $$.
Overall Rating:
 
2.0
Course:
 
2.0
Organization:
 
3.5
Value:
 
0.5
Reviewed by Trail Freak on 5/12/2014
Racing Experience: 10 - 20 Marathons
Location: Fort Collins, CO

Review: This was my second RNR marathon and I should have learned my lesson from the first. It's not that it's ran poorly, it's just that they don't put a lot of effort into making a good running experience. I always get the feeling that they're just out there to turn a quick buck. Everything is adequate, but nothing is great. I was also pretty disappointed with the course -- it was extremely boring.

I think this will be my last RNR race unless they significantly drop the price and start focusing on the runners instead of the $$.

Rock-n-Roll did a great job and organization, as always. Though, the starting line logistics need some work. For some reason, they always insist on starting the half-marathoners and the marathoners at the same time. I wish they'd break it by just 10 minutes.. it would make the flow MUCH better.

Overall I had a great race though. The course was a little disappointing in that it had some crazy hair-pin turns, but it made it a little interesting to say the least.
Overall Rating:
 
3.7
Course:
 
3.0
Organization:
 
4.5
Value:
 
3.5
Reviewed by Elizabeth Turner on 3/6/2014
Racing Experience: 5 - 10 Marathons
Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Review: Rock-n-Roll did a great job and organization, as always. Though, the starting line logistics need some work. For some reason, they always insist on starting the half-marathoners and the marathoners at the same time. I wish they'd break it by just 10 minutes.. it would make the flow MUCH better.

Overall I had a great race though. The course was a little disappointing in that it had some crazy hair-pin turns, but it made it a little interesting to say the least.

Elevation Profile


Course Vitals

Course Layout: Point-to-Point
Elevation Gain: 500 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 1.75
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

Gender Distribution


Total Number of Participants: 1,600

Finishing Times

Age Distribution

Boston & NYC Qualifiers

Total Qualifiers:

Boston 39

New York 2

 

Percentage of Total Finishers:

Boston 2.4%

New York 0.1%


Note: Data based off of 2015 race results