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Tyler Rose marathon, half marathon 5k

I've wanted to do this race for years!  Mark and I will be arriving Saturday morning and heading out Monday.  This is a beautiful course and I've heard a little bit hilly.  Will post hotel info when I get some time.  Register ASAP. Prices go up 3/31--tanna





Saturday, October 12, 2013

7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. - Registration & Packet Pickup
8:00 a.m. - Start - Junior Rose: 50 Yard Dash*
8:10 a.m. - Start - Junior Rose: 1/4 Mile Run*
8:20 a.m. - Start - Junior Rose: 3/4 Mile Run*
8:30 a.m. - Start - Tyler Fit City 5k
9:30 a.m. - 5k Awards Ceremony

Sunday, October 13, 2013

6:30 - 7:10 a.m. - Packet Pickup
7:10 a.m. - Packet Pickup CLOSES
7:30 a.m. - Start - Marathon
8:00 a.m. - Start - Half Marathon
10:45 a.m. - Half & Marathon Overall Awards
2:00 p.m. - Course Closes

*Times may change depending on attendance


What you get

  • Great support on our scenic course
  • Jaguar Chip Timing with the chip in the bib!
  • You finish in a Rose Garden!
  • Tons of free parking next to the start line
  • Event runner's tech shirts for half and full marathon entrants. Best of all our event shirt is gender specific and is made in the USA. 5k Runners will receive fantastic cotton event t-shirts.
  • Great finisher medal for all half AND full marathon finishers
  • A real Rose bush for all marahon finishers
  • You will find we have the greatest food afterwards
  • Your name called at the finish line!


Tyler, Texas is located 80 miles east of Dallas, Texas on I-20. If you are planning to fly to Tyler, American Eagle and Continental have 10 flights daily to Tyler. When booking a flight make sure you out your destination as TYR, rather than a connection through a Texas airport such as DFW. It is more cost effective to do this. You will need to get a rental car in Tyler. There are no hotels next to our start/finish line.

Directions: Rose Garden Center - Key in 420 Rose Park Drive, Tyler, Texas 75702 for internet directions.

Spectator information for watching on the course.

Off I-20: Exit Hwy 69 South to Loop 323 (7 miles). Continue on Hwy 69 past loop 323 and on towards downtown to Broadway (5 miles). Turn right (south) on to Broadway. Take Broadway to Front St. Turn right and travel less than a mile. The Rose center will be on your left

From Hwy 31 East: From Loop 323 continue west on Hwy 31 (Also known as Front St.) This will take you to the Rose Center.

From Hwy 31 West: From Loop 323 continue east on Hwy 31 (Front St.) past Broadway (Hwy 69). This will take you to the Rose Center.

From Hwy 64 East: From Loop 323 continue west on Hwy 64 (Also known as Fifth St.) to Broadway (Hwy 69). Left (south) on Broadway to Front.

From Hwy 64 West: From Loop 323 continue east on Hwy 64 (Fifth St) to Broadway (Hwy 69). Right (south) on Broadway to Front

From Hwy 69 South: From Loop 323 continue north on Broadway ( Hwy 69) to Front.


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  • Tanna D.

    Sorry guys, turns out I will not be going but I will leave this on the meetup site and hopefully some of you can manage to meet each other there. Though at races it can be difficult. Would love to hear reviews about this race afterwards

    September 20, 2013

  • Darron N.

    My wife and I are looking forward to the half marathon in beautiful Tyler.

    June 15, 2013

  • Kimmy


    April 15, 2013

  • Tanna D.

    Half marathon

    March 28, 2013

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