Join us for the Dirt of the Earth Half and 10K Trail Race at the Rocks and Roots Trail at Alum Creek State Park. In recognition of Earth Day we are celebrating by donating the proceeds towards further reforestation of the Alum Creek State Park.

What: Half Marathon & 10Kish Trail Race

Where: The Rocks and Roots Trail at Alum Creek (Squatch Start)

When: Sunday, April 23rd at 8:00 am

Cost: A portion of your proceeds will go toward planting indigenous trees through areas that were once cleared decades ago for farming. This year we are planting over 50 Colorado Spruce along the trail thanks to last year’s race! Join us on Saturday, April 15th from 8am-noon to get a course preview, followed by tree planting (brings gloves, shovel, and a smile!), and a potluck! Click here to RSVP!

  • $40 through January 31st
  • $45 February 1st-February 28th
  • $50 March 1st-March 31st
  • $55 April 1st through April 22nd
  • $60 Race Day

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Please note: The Dirt of the Earth Half Marathon and 10K Trail Race has a NO REFUND and NO BIB TRANSFER policy for all events.

Join us for the Dirt of the Earth Half Marathon and 10K Trail Race at the Rocks and Roots Trail at Alum Creek! Come on out and check out the one and only trail built by and for trail runners in Central Ohio!

What do you get?

  • 10K or Half Marathon Trail Race
  • Event Shirt
  • Finisher’s Medal

Packet Pickup:

Packet pickup will be held at Fleet Feet Sports before the event on Friday, April 21st through Saturday, April 22nd during normal business hours.

Race day packet pickup will beginning at 7am at the race site at Alum Creek State Park.

We’re looking for a few good volunteers! Interested in helping out?! Click here to register!

The Course: (click map to download pdf) Course layout is subject to change!

The start of the race is located just off of Hollenback Rd and just south of the dog park(3993 Hollenback Rd Lewis Center, OH 43035). Watch for Fleet Feet arrows pointing you in the right direction!

NO CUPS ON COURSE! Carry a bottle. Water and Gatorade will be available at miles 1.8 5.25, and at the finish, but there will be no cups on the course! Carry a bottle or vest please!


Elevation Gain: 381 ft
Elevation Loss: 367 ft

Need help training?

Trail Runner 101 Logo2Fleet Feet Sport’s Trail Runner 101 is geared to the newer trail runner. The program is geared to train new trail runners for the the Dirt of the Earth Half Marathon and 10K Trail Race on April 23rd, 2017.


2017 Results

2016 Results