Note from the Race Director:

Hello Rocks and Roots Trail Runners!

I am sad to be writing this note, but we are cancelling this year’s Dirt Of The Earth Half and 10K Trail Race. Full refunds have been issued to registered participants. Much of the trail has spent the better part of the past three weeks under water, lots of water! While the water levels will likely drop the ground will be soaked through for quite some time, and hosting a race in mid-April would cause more harm than good. 
Thank you for your understanding.



Join us for the Dirt of the Earth Day 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 22nd 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. In 2017 we planted over 50 Colorado Spruce along the trail, and will be doing the same this year thanks to the proceeds of last year’s race! Join us on Saturday, April 14th from 8am-10am to help plant this year’s crop of trees; bring gloves, shovel, and a smile!

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

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 20th through Saturday, April 21st 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:  Course will traverse both the north and south loops of the Rocks and Roots Trail at Alum Creek. Final configuration will be announced the week of the race.

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!


2017 Results

2016 Results