2021 Results are here!

Official Photos are here!

Unofficial bootleg FB Photos here!

Join us at the FIRESQUATCH 10K, Half & 50K on November 7th!

Join us on the trails this summer as we take on the only trail built by runners for runners! The Rocks and Roots Trail Runners Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to building and maintaining trails in Central Ohio. Get dirty with us!

What: Half Marathon & 10K Trail Race

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

When: Sunday, August 1st, 2021 at 8:00 am


  • $40 through May 30th
  • $45 June 1st-June30
  • $50 July 1st-July 31st
  • $60 August 1st-Race Day

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

Join us for the 6th Annual The Hoot 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 in Lewis Center before the event on Friday, July 30th through Saturday, July 31st 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

We’ve switched directions on the route this year, so be sure the check out the updated course map on PlotARoute.com! We will be running south first, and counterclockwise on both the south and north loops. 10Kers you just run the south loop. Half Marathoners, you run the south loop followed by the north loop. 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! (click on map for pdf download of course map.)

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Elevation Gain: 381 ft
Elevation Loss: 367 ft

Need help training?

Fleet Feet Sport’s Trail Crew is geared to the newer trail runner. The program is geared to train new trail runners for the The Hoot Half Marathon and 10K Trail Race.

Results & Photos:

2021 – Results  |  Official Photos    |  Unofficial FB Photos

2020 – No event due to COVID-19

2019Results Photos

2018Results  |   Photos

2017Results  |  Photos

2016 – Results  |  Photos

2015 Results  |  Photos  | Video