Rocks & Roots Trail Series

Race 2 is in the books! Thanks to everyone for coming out this year! Next year we'll be moving the race to the new Rocks and Roots Trail at Alum Creek just on the other side of the reservoir! See you there!

Due to weather and trail conditions we have moved the race to the Multipurpose trail at the New Galena Boat Ramp. Same starting and finishing area as the first course! Course will be a 10K loop with the arch for the start/finish in same place as race 1.

Results Race 1 -   10K    20K    30K    40K     50K   Pics

Results Race 2 -   10K    20K    30K    40K     50K   Pics

The Central Ohio Trail Running Community continues to grow and we are excited to provide you with the resources our trail community needs! Join us for training runs and trail works days as we ramp up for the annual Rocks and Roots Trail Series!

Click here for final instructions and directions to the event!

We are looking for volunteers! If you would like to volunteer for the 2014 series please click here!

Also, be sure to check out the Roots and Roots Trail at Alum Creek! We are building new trails on the west side of Alum Creek. Click here to find out how you can get involved!

On January 12th and February 9th we are partnering with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to put on our 2nd annual trail running series at Alum Creek State Park. Much like our other Scioto Mile(s) Training Series events you have the option to sign up for 2 event dates and a WIDE variety of distances!

What - 10K, 20K, 30K 40K & 50K Trail Racing Series

When - Sunday, January 12th and Sunday, February 9th. Both races start at 8:00 am. New this year we are starting the race in waves. Wave start times listed below. Plus, we have an early start option this year! 50K Participants can start as early at 7:00am. Participants choosing the early start option will need to check in at the timing tent the morning of each date to advise of their starting time.

  • 50K/40K/30K Start - 8:00am
  • 20K Start - 8:15am
  • 10K Start - 8:30am

Where: Alum Creek State Park

An $85 entry fee gets you entry into both events on the Trails!!  Plus, you get:

  • Trail Running Package! 1 Nathan Handheld Hydration Bottle, 1 Pair Balega Socks, 2 gels/bars from CLIF!
  • 5 distances to choose from
  • 1 hooded sweatshirt (unisex/mens sizing)
  • 2 unique event shirts (gender specific sizing)
  • Finisher Medals to all participants.
  • Belt Buckle to double 50K participants.

Not sure you can commit to both races? For a $45 entry fee you can sign up for each event individually! But, you don't get the Trail Running Package :(

The Course: The Rocks & Roots Trail Series is aptly named as there are a LOT of rocks and roots. You will encounter stream crossings. Rocks & Roots are likely to be covered by leaves, snow,  and or mud!  The updated course can be found here: (

Packet Pickup: Two separate packet pickup dates for each event.

  • January 12th event - January 9-11th at Fleet Feet Sports
  • February 9th event - February 6-8th at Fleet Feet Sports
  • Raceday - Starting at 6:30 a.m. No trail running package pickup. Shirt and bib pickup only!

Parking: Parking can be found in the lots surrounding the start/finish area.

Training Runs: Join our Rocks & Roots Trail Runners for fun, FREE group runs at various trailheads in Central Ohio! Click here for dates and locations!

Questions? E-mail


Results and Pics for the January 20th event can be found below:

10K      20K      30K      40K      50K      Click here to check out the pics from January 20th!

Results and Pics for the February 17th event can be found below:

10K      20K      30K      40K      50K       Click here to check out the pics from February 17th!