The 17th Annual Tyler Azalea 10k is staged on one of most beautiful courses in Texas. A highlight of each spring season in East Texas is the 10-mile long Tyler Azalea Trail guiding visitors through neighborhoods of quaint brick streets, historic homes, and residential gardens filled with blooming azaleas, dogwoods and tulips.
History of Azaleas in Tyler
The first Azaleas were planted in Tyler in 1929 by Maurice Shamburger, in the Lindsey Lane area. Other neighbors soon followed, and the area became well known for its springtime beauty.
Over the years the word spread across East Texas and beyond about Tyler azaleas. In 1960, the first marked tour routes were established to help guide tourists.
The Azalea Trail Today
Today, over 100,000 people from all over the USA visit Tyler each spring to attend the Azalea Trail.
Also the 2018 Azalea 10k will partner with the Azalea Trail Arts & Craft Fair. Come get your shop on!
Join us and run our great 5k and 10k courses! Our children’s 50 yard dash remains free for the kiddos 5 & under.
$20 Child 12 & Under – Thru Race Day
If you have never entered a Mellew event before, as a first time customer, our Mellew Incentives awards program will allow you to save $5 off your first entry immediately!
Stuff Happens is free on any entry made in September! You must check box to get the free.
We do not add service fees on to your purchase!
You can also register for both our Tyler events – The Rose & Azalea and save money!
Register 4 or more at one time and $5 will be deducted from each entry! There are no refunds
There are no refunds
Stuff Happens Program
When you register online, you will see a box in our entry form that will say “Stuff Happens”.Check that box and $5 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 Productions 5k event. Make sure you read the programs rules.
March 24, 2018 – 7:45 AM
Bergfeld Park – Tyler, Texas
1510 S College Ave, Tyler, TX 75702
Benefiting The Children’s Village
Children’s Village is a charitable, non-profit Corporation Its purpose is to provide 24 hour residential foster care to neglected, abused and abandoned children from the Tyler, Smith County and Northeast Texas area.
6:30 – 7:40 a.m. – Late Registration
7:45 a.m. – 50 Yard Dash Start
8:00 a.m. – 5k & 10k Start
8:30 a.m. – Post-Race Festivities
9:45 a.m. – 5k & 10k Awards
Friday March 23, 2018 – Noon to 6 PM
- Academy Sports & Outdoors
8668 South Broadway Ave.
Tyler, TX 75703
- You may also register and/or pick your packet up race morning at the event.
There is plenty of free parking within walking distance from Bergfeld Park.
Azalea Run Awards
The Tyler Azalea 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.
Trophies will be awarded in the 10k to the overall male and female finisher plus the top male and female master finishers. We will have awards for the top three finishers of the 10k in the following age groups: 12 & under, 13-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80+.
Trophies will be awarded in the 5k to the overall male and female finisher plus the top male and female master finishers. We will have awards for the top three finishers of the 5k in the following age groups: 6-8, 9-12, 13-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80+.
Take the Run & Party 5k Challenge!
Get a great medal!
The courses are beautiful to run. You can tour the scenic Azaleas in your tennis shoes!
50 Yard Dash
(Children 8 & under)
This a great opportunity for the smaller kids to be featured and cheered on while running. We will run waves of children 6-8 at a time so each kid gets that special attention! There will be finisher medals for all kids crossing the finish line. Children 5 & Under can run the 50 Yard Dash (if they are not running the 5k) at no charge. Registration for all children doing the 50 Yard Dash does not need to be done in advance. You only have to sign a liability waiver for your child when you pick up your packet or race day at the event. We will have plenty of child T-shirts available for all.