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. A portion of your proceeds will go toward planting indigenous trees through areas that were once cleared decades ago for farming.

What: Half Marathon & 10K Trail Race

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

When: Sunday, April 23rd at 8:00 am


  • $35 through January 31st
  • $45 February 1st-February 29th
  • $50 March 1st-March 31st
  • $55 April 1st through 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 inaugural 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?! link coming soon

The Course: (click map to download pdf)

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 yellow Fleet Feet arrows pointing you in the right direction!

RRTRA TRAIL MAP Dirt of the Earth 4.13.16

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.

Results & Photos:

2016 Results