Local runners plan 'The Homemade Half' after race gets canceled
TYLER, Texas (KETK) - A group of runners are planning a fun race this weekend after the Tyler Rose Run was canceled just days before the event.
They're calling it The Homemade Half and it's not an official race, but they will have an aid station and a start and finish line.
People from all over the state traveled for the Tyler Rose Run and many plans were canceled last minute. This is a quick replacement, but the community is determined to put something together for people to enjoy.
"I volunteered my equipment, my old medals and other resources that I have jokingly, saying well 'you can do it and you can finish, but whatever medal you get, you get.' It's a medal from whatever random race that we may have had in the past," said iTRI365 Timing and Event Production Cori Moore. "That snowballed and it turned into donations from all over the community."
She said all rules that would be in a regular race are out the window. You can run however long you want and if you'd like to cut the course, you can do that to.
It's free and Moore said local businesses will be donating food, water and swag bags for participants.
The Homemade Half begins at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at Rose Rudman Park. For more information, click here.