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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 will continue cupless races in 2022. Handheld water bottles and/or hydration packs are required at all Rocks and Roots events.**


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


Two beloved mascots of the Rocks And Roots Trail Runners Association ...a beast more majestic than a pegasus, more fierce than a minotaur. Behold! The FireSquatch!  

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


Rocks and Roots Winter Trail Series:
JANUARY 14 & FEBRUARY 18, 2024 AT 8:00 AM

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)


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 6/29 - 8:00am on 6/30)

  • Sunset 10k (8:00pm on 6/29)

  • Sunrise 10k (8:00am on 6/29)

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

  • Kids race (7:30pm on 6/30)


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

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​​


Hoot Half & 10K: 
AUGUST 4, 2024 AT 8:00 AM

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