oct 12+13, 2013tyler, texas

Tyler Rose Marathon

What you get with your entry:

  • 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
  • Runner's tech shirts for all entrants. Best of all our event shirt is gender specific and is made in the USA.
  • Great finisher medal for all half marathon finishers
  • A real Rose bush for all marathon finishers
  • You will find we have the greatest food afterwards
  • Your name called at the finish!
Register Online

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Printable Entry Form

We cannot guarantee receipt of a mail in entry if mailed in race week.

Steps to Register by Mail:
1. Download the Word document.
2. Open the file and fill it out completely.
3. Print and Sign the form.
4. Mail with a check or money order.
Mail to:
The Tyler Rose, PO Box 852856, Richardson, Texas 75085

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.
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Location of Start/Finish Line: 
The Tyler Rose marathon will start and end in the Rose Center in Tyler.

Course Time Limit:
The course will be open for 6 1/2 hours. This allows walkers to compete at a 15 minute per mile pace. It does not allow for long stops. We would appreciate all to meet course time limits.

Pace Teams:
We will have pace teams at the Rose marathon. Our leaders will be guiding you to finish times of 3:40, 4:00, 4:20, and 4:40. Our pace teams are staffed and provided by the Dallas Running Club.

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. You will also be able to get your packet and register race morning.

Our packet pickup will be held at the Rose Garden Center at 420 Rose Park Drive in Tyler.

Jaguar Chip Timing at the Tyler Rose:
The Tyler Rose will use the Jaguar chip timing system, which records your time precisely from start to finish. Your timing chip will be in your bib. No need to even apply a tag to your shoe. Just put your bib on and you are good to go. Age group awards will be based on chip time. Overall awards will be based on gun time.

Marathon Finisher Awards:
We are pleased to announce that Chamblee Rose Nurseries of Tyler will be providing the Tyler Rose our very own 4.5 inch potted Tyler Rose to plant where you choose. We are expecting this year's rose plant to be pinkAll 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
Rainbows End Rose Plant

2011 Tyler Rose Slideshow

Marathon Course Pictures

First Class Event T-shirt:
The Tyler Rose will have a first class runner's technical t-shirt for all entrants in the marathon. These shirts will be gender specific in fit.

The Tyler Rose Marathon Age Group Awards:
The top overall and masters male and female will be awarded special trophies. Awards will be presented to the top three men and women finishers in each of the following age groups. 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.

If you qualify for an age group award when looking at posted results after the event, please go the awards area to get your award. We will not have an award ceremony for our marathon finishers.

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.


Hydration Stations: 
We will have 18 aid stations positioned approximately every 1 to 1 1/2 miles.

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.

Port-let Placement:
Click here to see location of our port-lets on the course

Race Recovery Food Court and Finish Line festival: 
The Tyler Rose will host a post-race party in the Rose Center, which is next to the finish line with plenty of post race food, liquids & activities.

Boston Qualifier? 

Entry Requirements:
You must be able to complete the marathon in 6 1/2 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, but you will still receive your finisher's medal and official finishers certificate.

You must be at least 16 years old to run the Tyler Rose Marathon.
The following are strictly prohibited from the course: baby joggers, in-line skates, bicycles and any other non-official wheeled vehicles. 

Event Schedule

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 - 8:00 a.m. - Packet Pickup
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

Marathon Entry Fees

$70 - through March 31, 2013
$80 - April 1 through September 4, 2013
$90 - September 5, 2013 through race day

There are no refunds

Register 4 or more and take $10 off each entry!

There WILL BE race day registration