Overall Rating
Overall Rating (7 Reviews)
4.9
(7 Ratings)(7 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.7
SCENERY
3.4
PRODUCTION
4.9
SWAG
5
Register now for the best 15K in Texas. Our race starts and finishes at our flagship grocery store, FRESH by Brookshire’s, located in Tyler, Texas. Both FRESH 15 courses take runners on a journey through South Tyler and the beautiful Hollytree Country Club.
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    Donnie REPEAT RUNNER '20

    This is my fourth or fifth time to run this event. It is always awesome and will always be on my race calendar A 1k, 5k, & 15k are offered. … MORE

    This is my fourth or fifth time to run this event. It is always awesome and will always be on my race calendar
    A 1k, 5k, & 15k are offered.
    I have always done the 15k
    Course isn’t flat so it is slightly challenging but not a so much that it isn’t a fun course. Great on course support. Well staffed hydration stations, some on course entertainment, and some local resident support.
    Prize money is paid so they always have elite athletes in the 15k.
    Race production, great swag, freebies, and a fun course make this race shine.
    While most events packet pickup swag bags have been empty, this event continues to provide more than just a bib and shirt. The 15k bag had a water bottle and socks along with a few other samples and coupons. The post race event is something else, a parking lot full of vendors handing out products, most participants walk away with at least on grocery bag full of food and beverage items.
    This is a well run event and every year unlike most other events, attendees increase. I believe they said this was the biggest year.
    But also because of that parking is an issue. We always arrive an hour early and this yeR the lot we usewas almost full. So if you go arrive at least an hour early for parking and carpool if you can.

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    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5
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    Donnie REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This was my third or fourth time running this event. I ran the 15K each time. They also have a 5K and a kids 1K. Since I have reviewed before … MORE

    This was my third or fourth time running this event. I ran the 15K each time.
    They also have a 5K and a kids 1K.
    Since I have reviewed before I will hit the highlights
    Low entry fee
    Awesome swag. Always a quality shirt, sometimes a bonus item. 15k runners got a 1/4 zip thicker pullover. There was also a runners hat in the bag as well as a jar of peanut butter
    Packet pickup is easy both prior to race day and they have race day pickup
    Race day. Parking is good. Several lots available and some park in area neighborhoods. But get there early to get one of the lot spots
    Bag check is available
    Corral starts with honor system seeding. 15k starts first, th is there were 5 waves. 5k started after 15k. Out and back course.
    Water stops with water and sports drink every two miles.
    One stop, think it was mile 6 had energy chews
    Course – asphalt roads. First 6 miles mostly flat with a few small inclines. At mile 7 there is a larger incline that makes you work. Also the last half mile or so to the finish is uphill. Semi challenging course but I would say it is hard
    Great crowd support at various spots.
    Scenery is okay. Just running through the last few miles are through a nice neighborhood
    Finish line. Big crowd At finish get your medal, water, sports drink, banana, and chocolate milk.
    A results tent will print out your time and place.
    Post race concert
    Post race freebies. Lots of freebies and for the last two years for runners only. A big and great change. They were handing out pop tarts, muscle milk, cheese sticks, meat snack sticks, candy, bbq sauce, sports drink, water, snack bars, tacos, coffee, and more. Event is run by a grocery store so lots of food products are handed out.
    Even if freebies were not this is a first class event and is the main reason I continue to run it. Well managed, great semi challenging course, and great swag.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    Donnie REPEAT RUNNER '17

    This was my second year running this event and I will continue to return every year if possible. First class event from registration to post race communication. I registered early … MORE

    This was my second year running this event and I will continue to return every year if possible.
    First class event from registration to post race communication.
    I registered early when they first opened up online. They gave away shirts to the first 100 registered, awesome bonus for me. Always great communication via email, website, and their facebook page. I never was worried about missing any details. But this was also my second year so I know the ropes.
    Packet Pickup is at the Brookshires store. You pick up your bib and shirt. They always have a couple freebies they throw in when you do their 15K run. This year it was a shaker bottle and a jar of peanut butter. My wife did the 5K and she did not get the bottle but did get the peanut butter. They also have additional shirts for sale.
    Race Day, There are various places to park for this event. My recomendation is to get there early as spaces fill up and this is a very popular run not only with runners but locals come out for the food give aways. I normally arrive to a run at least an hour early so I am not rushed and parking is never an issue.
    Pre-race is pretty much just people milling around. they did have the food giveaways open already so a tip, if you are one that likes to enjoy the course more than the faster runners, arrive early and get your food give aways then take them to your car. By the time the later runners finish most of the freebies are gone.
    This race has honor system corrals and they start in waves which is nice. They always have fast pro runners since they give prize money. I can only speak on my experience with running in the front corrals. I am sure it was a different one in the back. The course is challenging but not brutal. I ran the 15K and the first half was mostly flat with some smaller inclines. it winds thru Tyler some residential and some business areas. It is not real scenic but most in town runs have that issue. the second half is where the hills kick in, they get longer and taller so it is a little challenge but hey we cant always run flat courses. They did have several water stations that provided water and sports drink, no snacks. There were also a few bands on the course, mostly high school marching type bands which was nice. Not too many spectators on the actual course. The finish line is good, announcers calling out names, more crowds. When you finish you can get water, sports drink, chocolate milk, a banana, and a snack bar. You also get a blanket, not a emergency type blanket but a real throw type blanket. They have medals for the 5K and 15K finishers. it was a nice medal but i like last years better.
    After you finish you can walk thru the festival where they are giving out food samples but not the small kind, most are full size boxes of grocery store foods. There is also protein drinks being distributed. A stage is set up and band is playing. There are some bounce houses for the kids. There is also a 1K run for the kids later.
    Post race communication is great. You get all the race photos downloaded for free.
    This is a first class event and as stated i will try to run it every year.

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    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    billyseafish REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Get there early parking a premium and stay after race lots of post race swag, have a bag ready to load up on goodies, make sure and taste some strawberry … MORE

    Get there early parking a premium and stay after race lots of post race swag, have a bag ready to load up on goodies, make sure and taste some strawberry milk and visit the fajita bar

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    wishchick REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Awesome race! Well supported with great swag. The hills are tough, but worth it. Great support throughout the course and after the race. Pay attention to your hill training, this … MORE

    Awesome race! Well supported with great swag. The hills are tough, but worth it. Great support throughout the course and after the race. Pay attention to your hill training, this race ends on a monster hill, which I landed up walking to the top of.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    Donnie FIRST-TIMER '16

    This is one of the most well organized events. AWESOME Swag, shirt, socks, hat, blanket, medal, & lots of food. Powerade on course was not watered down! Course is not … MORE

    This is one of the most well organized events. AWESOME Swag, shirt, socks, hat, blanket, medal, & lots of food. Powerade on course was not watered down! Course is not difficult but a few hills have a bite. I ran the 15K awesome distance. There is a 5k option. We were blessed with some awesome weather this year. This was my first time running this race and I will be back next year.

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    5
    SCENERY
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    billyseafish FIRST-TIMER '16

    Sign up for this race! For your entry fee you get more bling than any race I've been in and the free stuff the vendors gave out before and after … MORE

    Sign up for this race! For your entry fee you get more bling than any race I’ve been in and the free stuff the vendors gave out before and after the race is crazy good, also make sure you get on some hill training before this race because the last two thirds of this course are quite hilly

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    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5
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