The 2015 Rocks and Roots Trail Series has officially sold out for both dates! We look forward to seeing you all on the trail! Did you miss the cutoff?! Sad you’re missing the races? You can earn a guaranteed entry for 2016 by volunteering at this years event!** If you would like to volunteer for the 2015 series please click here! **Guaranteed entry reserves you a spot for 2016, however it does not cover your entry fee… we’ll sneak you a sweet discount code though!**

On January 11th and February 8th we are partnering with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to put on our 3rd annual trail running series at Alum Creek State Park. Just like in the past you have the option to sign up for 2 event dates and a WIDE variety of distances, and on a whole NEW trail!

JUST ANNOUNCED – For the very brave, and/or slightly off we have added a 50 Mile option for the February 8th race date! If you are already registered and would like to change your distance e-mail Not signed up yet?! DO IT!

rnrabbyWhat – 10K, 20K, 30K 40K & 50K Trail Racing Series

When – Sunday, January 11th and Sunday, February 8th. Both races start at 8:00 am. Again 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
  • 50 Mile (Feb. 8th only) – 6:00am – Headlamp required,

Where: Rocks and Roots Trail at Alum Creek State Park

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

We are looking for volunteers! If you would like to volunteer for the 2015 series please click here!

rnrfinishersOne entry fee gets you entry into both events on the Trails!!  Plus, you get:

  • Trail Running Package! 1 Amphipod Handheld Hydration Bottle, 1 Pair Balega Socks, 2 gels/bars from CLIF! (Trail Running Package is limited to the first 300 who register for the entire series)
  • 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? You have the option to sign up for each event individually! But, you don’t get the Trail Running Package :(

Cost: The Series (Includes both race dates and the Trail Package!)

  • $85 – Through November 30
  • $90 – December 1 through January 11

Cost: Individual Events

  • $45 – Through October 31
  • $50 – November 1 through January 11

Please note: The Rocks and Roots Trail Series has a NO REFUND and NO BIB TRANSFER policy for all events.

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!

RRTRAThe Rocks and Roots Trail Runners Association has been hard at work building 4.5 miles of the 6.2 mile course your will be running on. Over 500 volunteer hours have gone into it thus far! We look forward to showcasing this beautiful trail and showing you the future plans to create an additional 8 mile loop in late 2014 and early 2015!

The exact layout of the course is still being determined. We are adding new sections of trail every month. You can view the current 10K loop by clicking here.

Aid Stations: Aid stations will be located at the 10K loop start/finish as well as approximately 3 miles into each loop. Aid stations will be stocked with water, Gatorade, Clif Shots, Clif Bloks, and other delicious treats as determined by our amazing core of volunteers! And of course, we will have our world famous chilli waiting for you at the finish line… or before you start each 10K loop if you’re brave enough ;)

Drop Bags: We will have a tent (or two or three) designated for drop bags located at the 10K loop start/finish, and can be accessed after completing each loop.

Cut-Off Time: The course closes @ 4:00pm (8 hour limit – 15:27 pace for 50K). All 50K participants must begin their final lap before 2:25pm. 50 Mile cutoff is 8:00pm for February 8, 2015. Last lap for 50 Milers only must be started by 6:25pm. 

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

  • January 11th event – January 8-10th at Fleet Feet Sports
  • February 8th event – February 5-7th at Fleet Feet Sports
  • Race day – 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 EVERY Thursday night at the Rocks and Roots Trail! You’ll get a chance to preview the course as well as check out the new sections as we are building them! Click here for dates and locations!

Questions? E-mail


Race 1 – January 12, 2014 –   10K    20K    30K    40K     50K   Pics

Race 2 – February 9, 2014 –   10K    20K    30K    40K     50K   Pics


Race 1 – January 20, 2013 – 10K      20K      30K      40K      50K      Pics

Race 2 – February 17, 2013 – 10K      20K      30K      40K      50K       Pics

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