Scioto Trail Challenge

144 Lake Rd
Chillicothe, OH 45601

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Welcome to the Scioto Trail Challenge. The Rocks and Roots Trail Runners Association invites you to join us at the Scioto Trail State Forest in Ross County. Winding forest roads with beautiful views await you on Sunday, October 2nd, 2022. All races start at 8:00AM.

Did we mention hills? For those from North Central Ohio, it may be a little bit hilly, thus the Challenge. You can choose from the following distances: 10K, 20K, 30K and 50K.

While out on the trail keep your eyes open, first for the scenic views, second for the elusive wild turkeys and red fox. 

There will be plenty of parking on-site though we do suggest carpooling. Overnight camping is also available on site. Check out the full details below, and if you're up for the Challenge, register today!

What, when, where, why!
The Scioto Trails Challenge offers a wide variety of distances from 10K to 50K. The course is a beautiful, hilly mix of gravel roads, and single track trails. Sweeping views of the Scioto River valley and surrounding areas all through the course. Join us at the RnR crew's favorite home away from home!

What: 10K, 20K, 30K, 40K or 50K Trail Race

When: Sunday, October 2nd. All distances start at 8:00am.

Where: Scioto Trail State Park located at 144 Lake Rd, Chillicothe, OH 45601.

Camping: Limited on-site camping available through ODNR.

Cost: Our races typically sell out 2-6 weeks prior to race day. This race has a registration cap of 300 participants.

Through May 31 – $45
June 1 - June 30 - $50
July 1 - July 31 - $55
August 1 – August 31 – $60
September 1 – September 30 – $65
October 1 - Race Day – $70

What do you get?

10K, 20K, or 50K Trail Race
Event Shirt
Finisher’s Medal

Packet pickup will be held as follows:

  • Thursday, September 29th through Friday, September 30th from 11am-7pm at Fleet Feet Sports in Upper Arlington located at 1344 W Lane Ave.
  • Saturday, October 1st at Scioto Trail State Park Caldwell Lake Campground at cabin 001 from 4pm-7pm.
  • Race day at Scioto Trail State Park Caldwell Lake Campground at cabin 001 from 6am-7:30am.

Race day packet pickup will beginning at 7am at the race site at Scioto Trails State Park.


The start of the race is located adjacent to the cabins located just off of 144 Lake Rd, Chillicothe, OH 45601. Watch for Fleet Feet arrows pointing you in the right direction to parking just beyond the start/finish line!

The Course: Course layout is subject to change

The course is a lovely mix of gravel road and single track with a healthy dose of big climbs and downhills to bomb down! Check out the route with elevation here! And yes, we lied a little about the distance... each lap is roughly 6.4 miles. You get extra credit points!

Cut-Off Time: 

The course closes for 50Kers at 4:00pm (8 hour limit – 15:27 pace for 50K). All 50K participants must begin their 4th lap before 1:00pm. All 50K participants must begin their 5th and final lap before 2:20pm. (Keep in mind loop is roughly 6.4 miles meaning you'll run approximately 32 miles for the 50K.

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