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.

2023 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

Friday packet pick up at the race start/finish: 3 – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 27, 2024

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 until 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 let us know more than one month in advance, you will receive 100% race credit for another Blaze Trails Running event. If you let us know between one month 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.

Bib transfers to another runner are allowed up until the two weeks prior to the race only if the race has not sold out. 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 do not allow transfers if the event has sold out and have a wait list. In that case, we will follow the posted refund policy and allow the next person on the wait list to register. 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.

Refund and/or transfer requests must be made in writing by sending an email to info@blazetrails.com. Refunds are only processed as credit to a future event.

I further understand that I am not entitled to a refund if the race director and/or race officials are forced to cancel the race due to any participant safety issue on the course that is out of the race organizer’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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