About The Race

Running the Rose invites you to travel single-track trails that wind through the amazing East Texas pine forests, enjoying 100-foot tall trees. The trail includes rolling hills that will entertain and challenge the runner.

* Registrations are online only. We will not do paper registrations on race morning. Register before driving to the park.

2024 Race Results: Track runners and find race results

IMPORTANT: All runners must carry a hydration device (i.e. Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder) to participate in the race. Runners in the longer distances will need a headlamp.

We are a cupless race. Learn more.

Get answers to common questions on our FAQ page.


Tyler State Park, Northwoods Pavilion

789 Park Road 16
Tyler, TX 75706-9141

All events, including Friday packet pick up, will start at the Northwoods Pavilion.

Tyler State Park is managed by Texas Parks & Wildlife. Learn more.


  • 7K (1 x 4.3 mile loop)
  • 11 mile (1 x 11 mile loop)
  • 22 mile (2 x 11 mile loop)
  • 54K (3 x 11 mile loop)
  • 108K (6 x 11 mile loop)

Race Schedule

Thursday packet pick up has been added: 4 – 6 p.m. at Trailhead Running Supply Co in Flower Mound, TX

Friday’s packet pick up will be at the race start/finish in Tyler State Park: 3 – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 25, 2025

5:00 AMPacket pick up.opens
6:00 AM108K Race Starts
7:30 AM54K Race Starts
8:00 AM22-mile Race Starts
8:30 AM11-mile Race Starts
9:00 AM7K Race Starts
11:00 PMAll 108K runners must start final loop
3:00 AMCutoff for all races

Course Maps

Aid Stations

IMPORTANT: All runners must carry a hydration device (i.e. Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder) to participate in the race.

Location on loop:

Old Road Aid Station: Mile 3.22
Black Jack Aid Station: Mile 8.07
Start/Finish Aid Station: Mile 11

This is a cupless race. We do not provide cups to participants. However, we sell a rubber reusable, collapsible cup for $5 each that can be purchased at packet pick up. Water and endurance drinks will be available at all aid stations along with typical aid station fare such as bananas, oranges, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, potato chips, Oreos, fig cookies, soda, Salt Stick and much more.

Warm foods will be served at the Start/Finish and Black Jack Aid Stations after 5 p.m. on Saturday, for runners in the longer distances.

Drop Bags

Runners in the 108K/54K/22 mile may keep a drop bag next to the start/finish aid station.


Pacers are allowed for the 108K only, for the last two loops or after sunset, whichever is first. (Sunset is around 6 p.m.) Pacers are not allowed in any of the other races. Any participant in these events who runs with someone who has not registered and paid for the event will be disqualified.

Pacers must fill out the info/waiver form ahead of time.

Park Entry Fees

Get your day pass ahead of time! Park entry costs $6 per person for anyone 13 or older. (Price is set by Texas Parks and Wildlife and subject to change.) At packet pick up, you will be required to show your Texas Park Pass, proof of your payment of a day pass or camping fee, or pay us $6 directly. We prefer not to collect the money and encourage you to pay online ahead of time. 

Lodging and Camping


Tyler State Park has camping sites for car camping/tent and RV. Learn more and reserve with the park.


There are plenty of hotels in the area. The closest is the Hampton Inn Lindale/Tyler and Best Western Lindale Inn.


Registration and Refund Policy

We understand that things come up. If you can no longer run the race, if you cancel more than 30 days in advance, you will receive 100% race credit for another Blaze Trails Running event. If you cancel between 30 days and two weeks prior to race day, you will receive 50% race credit towards another Blaze Trails Running event. We will not allow any refunds or transfers less than two weeks before race day. No exceptions.

To cancel, log into Ultrasignup > Registration History and select “Edit” to cancel your race. Your credit needs to be used within one year. If you need an extended time to use your credit due to medical reasons (including pregnancy) or military deployments, please reach out ahead of time.

Bib transfers to another runner are allowed up until the two weeks prior to the race only if the race has not sold out and there is no waitlist. If you are interested in transferring your bib to a friend, please contact us immediately. It is very important for the safety of all runners that we have the correct contact and medical information. If the shirt order has already been placed, your friend agrees to accept the shirt size that you ordered. A $15 administration fee (plus transaction fee) will be charged to the person who is accepting the bib transfer. We require transfers to be completed no later than two weeks prior to the race. This allows us to keep our focus on producing the event and other important race details during the race week. If you contact us in the last two weeks to ask for a transfer, we will not reply and the transfer is not allowed. No exceptions.

When you register, you acknowledge that we do not provide a refund if we are forced to cancel the race due to unforeseen circumstances that risk the safety of our participants due to conditions that are out of the race director’s control. This may include, but is not limited to flooding, lightning or any other weather condition that makes the course unsafe for participants.

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