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We host several events throughout the year on the Rocks and Roots trails. Distances range from 10K to 50K, and the occasional 50 miler! Click on each event for registration or to learn more!


**Please note: We are moving to cupless races in 2022. Handheld water bottles and/or hydration packs are required at all Rocks and Roots events.**

Rocks and Roots Winter Trail Series:
JANUARY 15 & FEBRUARY 19, 2023 AT 8:00 AM

2023 Registration
Now Open!

Kick off your year at the Rocks and Roots Winter Trail Series! The series features two race dates and five distances to choose from: 10K, 20K, 30K, 40K, and 50K.​​

Register for both events and receive the Winter Trail Series Trail Package*:

  • Hooded sweatshirt (unisex sizing)

  • 1 handheld water bottle

  • 1 pair of Feetures socks

  • 2 CLIF gels/bars

  • 2 unique event shirts

  • Finisher medals

  • Race series belt buckle (double 50K finishers only)

*The 2023 Trail Series Package is SOLD OUT! 


Firefly Overnight Endurance Challenge:
JUNE 24-25, 2023 AT 8:00 PM


Enjoy 12 hours of fully supported overnight racing with Rocks and Roots! Each loop completed within 12 hours will count toward your final distance. How far will you go?!

Event options:

  • Overnight Endurance Challenge (8:00pm on 6/25 - 8:00am on 6/26)

  • Sunset 10k (8:00pm on 6/25)

  • Sunrise 10k (8:00am on 6/26)

  • Sunset/Sunrise double (for a double dose of fun!!)

  • Kids race (7:30pm on 6/25)


Headlamps and/or flashlights are required. You will be in the dark! You must be comfortable running on single-track trail at night!​​

Hoot Half & 10K: 
AUGUST 6, 2023 AT 8:00 AM

Celebrate a summer of trail adventures with us at the Hoot Half and 10K! Choose the 10K and run one loop, or do the half and run the entire Rocks and Roots trail!

Participants receive:

  • Event shirt

  • Finisher medal

  • 2 aid stations stocked with water and fuel​​


Scioto Trail Challenge: 
OCTOBER 1, 2023 AT 8:00 AM

A lot of elevation. A lot of fun.


Rocks and Roots invites you to join us at our favorite home away from home: Scioto Trail State Forest in Ross County! Winding forest roads with beautiful views await! Did we mention hills? For those from Central Ohio, it may be a bit hilly, thus the challenge. Participants choose from 10 mile, 20 mile, and 50K.

Overnight camping is available on site. Plenty of parking available but we suggest carpooling. See you soon at our next trail getaway adventure!

Participants receive:

  • Event shirt

  • Finisher medal

  • Aid station details TBD - check back soon!

Autumn Squatch 10K, 20K and 50K: 
NOVEMBER 5, 2023 AT 8:00 AM


Due to COVID, two beloved mascots of the Rocks And Roots Trail Runners Association were sidelined last year. The Firefly and Squatch were put away, quarantined together for an unknown length of time. Now we’ve opened the doors, and what has emerged from quarantine is a beast more majestic than a pegasus, more fierce than a minotaur. Behold! The FireSquatch!  

Choose from 10K, 20K, or 50K distances!

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