Tyler Rose Half Marathon
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 marathon finishers
- You will find we have the greatest food afterwards
- Your name called at the finish line!
NO SERVICE FEES!
Fast - Safe - Secure - Instant Confirmation
We cannot guarantee receipt of a mail in entry if mailed in race week.
Why Bother? There are no service fees with our online registration system.
Steps to Register by Mail:
Stuff Happens Program:
When you enter a Mellew Productions event, as with all major run events, there is always a clearly stated policy of no refunds, transfers and substitutions. So often you pay $50 or more for essentially a t-shirt. We all know that between payment for an event and the actual event, all the things of life can alter your ability to toe the starting line. We call this Stuff Happens.
Mellew Productions is proud to announce you now have an option to guarantee your entry fee. When you register online for any half marathon or full marathon, you will see a box in our entry form that will say "Stuff Happens", Check that box and $10 will be added to your final fee. If for any reason you cannot cross the start line your entry fees can be applied to a future Mellew half or full marathon event.
There are rules however.
Location of Start/Finish Line:
The Tyler Rose events will start and end in the Rose Garden Center.
Course Time Limit:
The course will be open for 6 1/2 hours. This means walkers are welcome to participate in the half marathon.
We will have pace teams at the 2011 Rose half marathon. Our leaders will be guiding you to finish times of 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, and 2:30. Our pace teams are staffed and provided by the Dallas Running Club.
The Tyler Rose Half benefits The UT Tyler Cross Country and Track Teams. UT Tyler's Cross Country and Track athletes are not only great athletes; they are also outstanding students who serve the community. These programs are attempting to make running a premier sport in East Texas. Accordingly, the benefits from this event will be used to improve the team's training, equipment and enhance the level of competition so that student-athletes from all over the state of Texas will want to compete for the Patriots!
Junior Rose Races for the Kids!:
The Junior Rose is designed to encourage young children to enjoy running. We want them to feel the same excitement that the adults feel when running the Rose Marathon. The Junior Rose will take place before the 5k on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Rose Garden Center. Entry is free and no pre-registration is required; just show up race day. Children will Parents/guardians are encouraged to accompany kids in all events. For more information, click here.
Packet Pickup and Late Registration:
Our packet pickup will take place at the Tyler Rose Garden Center. You may register and pay in person at packet pickup. Our packet pickup and late registration will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2012 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Our packet pickup will be held at the Rose Garden Center at 420 Rose Park Drive in Tyler. You may also get your packet race day at the event. Please note that packet pickup will start at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:10 a.m. You will not be able to get your packet after 7:10.
Jaguar Chip Timing at the Tyler Rose:
The Tyler Rose will use the latest chip timing technology, which records your time precisely from start to finish. Your timing chip will be in your bib. Just put your bib on and you are good to go.
First Class Event T-shirt:
The Tyler Rose will have a first class runner's technical T-shirt for all entrants in the half marathon. These shirts will be gender specific in fit.
Tyler Rose Half Marathon & Marathon Awards:
Awards will be given to the overall and masters male and female finisher. The top three finishers in the following age groups qualify for awards: 24 & under, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+. Overall winners will be based on gun time but age group winners will be determined by chip time.
Half Marathon Finisher Awards:
All half marathon finishers will receive a Tyler Rose finisher medal for their efforts in the finish line area. At all Mellew Production events, we try to call out everyone's name as you finish.
2012 Finisher Medal
We will have medical personnel at the start/finish lines and at five different points on both the marathon and half marathon course. We will also have cyclists roaming the course monitoring all runners. All water stations staff are also connected to our communications system, should you need aid just let anyone at a water station know that you need help and they will get medical aid to you.
Should you be unable to finish your distance, we will have event staff in support vehicles that will come and return you to the finish line. If you are running the marathon and complete the first 13.1 miles of the course and you do not finish, you will receive a half marathon finisher medal.
Click here to see location of our port-lets on the course
There will be plenty of free parking next to the Rose Garden Center. Note: to get parking in the lots next to the center you must arrive by 7:25 am. Access to the parking lots will be blocked during the start of all the events. If you arrive after 7:25 you will need to park outside the fairground lots off of Front Street and walk in.
We will have a portable shower truck facility available courtesy of the Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler. Towels and supplies are provided so you can clean up after the event should you so desire.
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.
Event Photography: Our official race photographer will be Jerry Glover Photography. Save money on your 2012 pictures and pre order them. For information about photos please click on their logo below.
Race Recovery Food Court and Finish Line festival:
The Tyler Rose will host a post-race party in the Rose Garden center, which is next to the finish line with plenty of post race food, liquids & activities.
You must be able to complete the half marathon in 4 hours. Slower runners and walkers who are not able to keep the respective pace will be subject to street re-openings/bridge openings and will need to proceed using sidewalks and road breakdown lanes. The finish line will remain open for 6 1/2 hours, therefore, you will still receive your finisher's medal.
You must be at least 12 years old to run the Tyler Rose Half Marathon.
The following are strictly prohibited from the course: dogs, baby joggers, in-line skates, bicycles and any other non-official wheeled vehicles.
We will have aid stations positioned approximately every 1 to 1 1/2 miles.
Four Seasons Half Marathon Challenge
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NOTE: Our offer of buying four half marathons will be suspended race week of the Big D Texas Marathon. Between midnight April 7 and Midnight April 14, you will not be able to register for the four half marathons at one time. So make sure you get your registration completed this week!