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Join us at the HOOT!

In the early morning hours the elusive and fiercely predatory population of owls have haunted Rocks and Roots trail runners since time began.

Given their mysterious nocturnal habitats and often eerie vocalizations, owls are ripe fodder for superstitions. Owls have been considered omens of good luck, bad fortune, impending
doom, wisdom, foolishness, evil and witchcraft, and even predictors of weather. Bizarre examples of owl mythology abound around the globe

Behold the HOOT! While summer on the trails offers some of the best trail conditions, there is no shortage of challenge to be had! The rocks, the roots, and the heat of summer bring you our shortest distances, and the only half marathon we host on the trail. 

When - Sunday, August 4th. All races start at 8am. 

What -  10K, and Half Marathon Trail Race

Where - The Rocks and Roots Trail at Alum Creek State Park. 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).

Cost - Our races typically sell out 2-6 weeks prior to race day. Please note: The Hoot has a NO REFUND and NO BIB TRANSFER policy for all events.

  • Through April 31st - $45

  • May 1st - May 30th - $50

  • June 1st – June 30th - $55

  • July 1st - July 31st - $60

  • August 1st - Race Day - $70

What do you get? 

  • Epic trail race experience!

  • Event Shirt

  • Event Medal

Packet Pick Up 

  • Packet pickup will be held at Fleet Feet Sports in Lewis Center before the event on Friday, August 2nd through Saturday, August 3rd during normal business hours.

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

The Course - Course layout is subject to change. Click here to view the Rocks And Roots Trail Map!

  • 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!

  • North Loop is run first in clockwise direction for first 10K.

  • South Loop is run next in counter-clockwise direction for second 10K.

  • Additional 0.7ish mile loop is run next to complete the Half Marathon.

Cut-off Time

  • The course closes for all participants at 12:00pm. All Half Marathon participants must begin their 2nd lap before 9:45am. All Half Marathon participants must begin their final lap before 11:30am.

Results

2023- Results

2022 – Results  |  Photos

2021 – Results  |  Official Photos    |  Unofficial FB Photos

2020 – No event due to COVID-19

2019 – Results  |  Photos

2018 – Results  |   Photos

2017 – Results  |  Photos

2016 – Results  |  Photos

2015 – Results  |  Photos  | Video

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