Running the rose

108k, 54k, 22M, 11M, and 7k

January 27th-28th, 2018

Tyler State Park



Running the Rose winds through amazing East Texas pine forests among 100-foot tall trees with amazing single track trail. The trails run along rolling hills and through some root-filled and pine needle carpeted trails. Tyler State Park hosts a 64-acre spring-fed lake for entertainment as well.

108k Race, 6:00 am start, 6 loops

54K Race, 7:15 am start, 3 loops

22M Race, 8:00 am start, 2  loops

11M Race, 8:30 am start, 1 loop

7K Race,  9:00 am start, 1 modified loop



3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Packet Pickup @ Northwoods Pavillion
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Race Meeting @ Northwoods Pavillion


4:00 am - 9:00 am Packet Pickup @ Northwoods Pavillion
6:00 am 108K starts
7:15 am 54K starts
8:00 am 22M starts
8:30 am 11M starts
9:00 am 7K starts

11:00AM Team TROT Taco Stand.. FREE POST RACE TACOS provide by TROT and served up by Team TROT and Agustin/DDR. 


11:30 pm Last Loop Cutoff for ALL runners.

3:00 am is the hard cutoff for all races. 

Any runners on the course at 3am will be picked up from the course and will be listed as a DNF. If you finish after the 3am Official Cutoff you will receive no medal/buckle for that distance. 


Once your race begins that is the distance you must finish to receive a medal for that distance. There is no dropping of distances during the race and you will be listed as a DNF no matter what the reason. 

Distance Changes

  • Go to UltraSignup.
  • Log into your account.
  • Under your name and “Account Into” towards the upper right of the screen select “Registration History”
  • On the "name of this race" , to the right of the date select “Edit”
  • Under “Switch Event?” select distance to change
  • Select “Checkout” to go through the process of paying the additional $ or changing lower.  There will be a small UltraSignup fee if moving up in distance.   During this process you will be dropping from the old distance, so you will need to immediately finish the checkout process to be added back into the the new distance. 


Aid Station Locations

The Main Loop Aid Stations
3.22 mi - Old Road Aid Station
8.07 mi - Blackjack Aid Station
11.16 mi - Cedar Point Aid Station aka Start/FInish

6 loops for 108k
3 loops for 54k
2 loops for 22M
1 loop for 11M

The 7k does a modified loop and it's aid stations are at:
3.22 mi - Old Road Aid Station
4.73 mi -Cedar Point Aid Station aka Start/Finish


All aid stations (3) are FULL AID STATIONS and will be full stocked with Texas Style goodies.

Drinks - Gatorade, Water, and Hammer Heed (sponsor)

Red Bull at all aid stations and pre/post race (sponsor)

Sodas - Coke, Ginger ale, and maybe some orange as well.

Electrolytes - Hammer Endurolytes

Sweets - Cookies, Candy, Peanut Butter, Nutella

Salty - Pringles, Trail Mix

PB&Js, Bean burrito rolls, fruit (bananas, oranges, seasonal fruits)

Bearded Brothers Bars (sponsor)

Medical - bandages, vasoline, band aids, etc. ( NO NSAIDS e.g. ibuprofen) 

Trail Toes at all aid stations with tape pre/post race (sponsor)

PM Foods- Quesadillas, Soups, Ramen, Potatoes, and fun concoctions

We will have everything you need at our aid stations and we usually throw in something to make it fun.
We have had sheet cake, pies, watermelon, etc… You never know what the surprise will be!


We DO NOT have cups at the aid stations for water. We do our best to limit the footprint we leave at races and on the trails, so we will not have any cups for you. We encourage all of our runners to have reusable cups, bottles, and hydration packs to carry water in.


You can have a drop bag at all of the aid stations for the 54k/108k distances. 

There will be drop bag locations marked at the Northwoods Pavilion starting Friday . We will take them out to the course at 5:00 am Saturday morning. Any dropbags left after 5am will NOT go out to the aid stations. 

We will return the drop bags to the Northwoods Pavilion at 3:00 am Sunday Morning as we break down the aid stations we will be at the location until 11:00am on Sunday. You will be able to have them shipped (you pay the shipping or pick them up from the warehouse in fulshear)

You may pickup your DROPBAGS from the aid stations at any time as they are right off the road at any time. 


Pacers only allowed in the 108k and only after the 54k has been completed, so loops 4-6. There are no pacers for any other distances.

All pacers MUST have signed a waiver and have a pacing bib. You may pick those up on friday or saturday at the pavillion. 

Crew is allowed at any locations. There is NO PARKING at old road so you will need to park nearby and walk to that aid station. 

course MAP



The cost of park entry is $6 per person unless they are under 13 years old. We, Trail Racing Over Texas, will collect the money for the park when you pick up your bib so that there are no lines at the gate on race morning. 

You DO NOT have to pay the $6 if you are camping in the park and if you have a state parks pass. You will have to show the state parks pass and it will ONLY be good for the runner. 


We will have a shuttle that will drive around the park dropping people off at the main camping area. We suggest all runners show up at least 1 hour before the race due to sparse parking around the park. 


Tyler State Park
789 Park Rd. 16
Tyler, Texas 75706

Camping is available at Tyler State Park.

Closest Hotels:

Hampton Inn Lindale, TX 

Best Western Lindale, TX 

Comfort Suites Lindale, TX


Tyler State Park is located two miles north of Interstate 20 on FM 14 north of Tyler on Park Road 16. 

The Park HQ is located at: 
Latitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) N:  32° 28' 55.81" 
Longitude (degrees, minutes, seconds) W:  95° 16' 59.91"


The closest airports are:

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport




Bonus swag includes a Running the Rose Buff and Post Race Tacos from Team TROT Tacos with Agustin!



Winner Awards:
Top 3 Male/Female Each Distance
Top 2 Masters 50+ Male/Female Each Distance

All winners for the 5 distances will get a bag of Dill Drops


Finisher Awards:

Elevation Culture Medals for 54k, 22M, 11M and 7K. Each medal will have the specific distance on it. 

Each runner who completes the 108k will get to choose the Red or Yellow Buckle. 




With any race comes a small army that works behind the scenes to make it all happen. We think volunteers are the MOST important part of any race and we do our best to provide them with the best as well. If you have never been on the other side of the table, give it a shot!

Organizing a group to staff an aid station can be a great fundraiser opportunity for your organization. Earn up to $250 for your cause or that money can be used towards travel expenses among the members of your group, use it however you see fit.  

Volunteer Shifts Range from 4-8 hours depending on the event.

All of our volunteers will receive:

Free park entry, an area to camp,  race merchandise, and a provided meal on race day.

In Addition to this:

*If you volunteer for (1) Shift at any race you will get 50% off registration for any of our events in the future.

** If you volunteer for (2) Shifts at one race you will receive A FREE 100% Comped Entry into any one of our races in the future.

*** We will also have some shifts for our 100k and 100 mile races that we will give 100% comped entries for as well.

If you would like to volunteer please emails us at and we will send you a schedule of shifts that can be worked as well as a description of the jobs and what they entail.

We will be providing VOLUNTEER TRAINING as well once you have been selected for the shifts.