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       from a dream to reality...       



The plans for a trail of our own began in 2010. Several of the orginal members were running trail races all over the country, wishing we had a place to call home. 


Talks began in early 2011 with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to develop the area which is now home to the Rocks and Roots Trail at Alum Creek. ODNR was searching for ways to attract new users, and our group fit the mold.


Trail planning and marking began in early 2012. After providing premlimary maps to ODNR, proper clearance was provided, and construction began in November of 2012. 


To this point, well over 1,000 hours and countless individuals have poured blood, sweat, and even tears into building the 13+ mile trail.


Maintenance is ongoing, and with your help we will continue to develop and sustain the only trail built by runners, for runners in Central Ohio.


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